Since my TV broke, I've been listening with great care to old albums. One of these was the awesome "Isn't Anything" by My Bloody Valentine (1988). I realized the last song was called "I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)", which sounded like an experience many of us A-s can relate to. As usual, although I enjoyed the music, I could barely understand one word of the lyrics. And after searching online, this is apparently their entirety:
Don't know when
I will leave you again
Grab a reason
And I'm dragging you down
Come just to make you happy
Shot in the head I can see
I can see it
But I can't feel it
Wow...that's pretty sad. But, this is the first time that a song I've posted is actually on Youtube, so you can hear/see the song over here [WARNING: There is much slow-motion head-bobbing]. After happily securing a video, I searched for "Kevin Shields [MBV's leader] and asexual" on Google, and found this great quote from an album review at EconoCulture:
So I’m assuming that the song entitled "Kevin Is Gay," refers to Mr. Shields. (Although, quite frankly, I always envisioned Kevin Shields as being asexual, perhaps occasionally taking a break from recording to have "relations" with a vintage tape reel before setting it ablaze in a fit of shame and self-loathing.)
The writer also assured me that MBV lyrics are supposed to be indecipherable. Now that's a relief.
In other musical news, tomorrow I'll be participating in the recording of what might be the world's first explicitly asexual rap song. Ooh yeah baby! If there's a way for you to hear it, you'd best believe I'll let you know.