Saturday, June 30, 2012

Shirt Them A-Tear Up, Trousers Are Gone. Don't Wanna End Up Like Bonnie & Clyde.

Updated to add:  It turns out we were watching all this stuff while the rest of the Netflix using world was Netflix-less.  I'm pleased to live in a magic house.

Last night we gave Borgia another try, and frankly, I'm not loving it.  It's hard to follow and there's a bazillion characters speaking in whichever damned accent they feel like and there's nowhere near as much head-lopping as there is on Game of Thrones.  Meh.

So we decided to look for something light and frothy on Netflix and ended up watching The Rebound, which turned out to be a lot better than I expected.  It doesn't end up going exactly where you're expecting and it's quite entertaining while it gets there.  There's a blind date scene involving a Port-a-potty that's truly inspired.

Anyway, at one point, Desmond Dekker's Israelites shows up as background music and I remembered how much I always liked that song.  I also remembered that I had no idea what the lyrics were. (I was 8 years old when it came out and I'm sure I thought it was about Jews.)  Anyway, you can Google the lyrics if you want.  Otherwise, just enjoy.*

Oh, by the way, there are a bunch of covers out there, but this one by a Japanese group, The Ska Flames is too cool not to include.

*I looked for a live version, but they were either all cheesy, or they were TV lipsynced (out of sync), or they were part of much longer videos, so you're getting the one with audio only.


TimBo said...

Oh sure, make me go to iTunes and buy Israelites. You owe me $0.99.

Nathan said...

Who said you had to download the tune from iTunes? You could have just carried your computer around and visited my blog anytime you wanted to listen to it.