Animal (Switch remix) [I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You To Dance]
This is what I was talking about – it’s the only pure remix (i.e. not just an addition of Andre 3000) from the remix comp that I love. And I love it because Switch clearly agrees with me on the whole “’Animal’ is the saddest and most desperate song on the album” thing and because he chose to be as blatant as possible about that assertion. He takes away the jungle beat and sets it in murky, abandoned warehouse with drips of dirty water falling from the ceiling, he slows down the vocal and accentuates every inhale and exhale she gives before and after each line, and he replaces the chorus with a screeEEEEEEEEEEEE he found at a dubstep party. That’s it. I love this because I think the only covers worth listening to are the ones that mine hidden meanings and emotions from the template and stick them at the front. This makes for a lot of shitty acoustic covers, but when the treasure is there and the artist is capable, we find ourselves with a brand new song. It destroys that magical complexity and depth the original song had, but you’ll never see me care about that, yolo, etc.
And I love this because of that screeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Because it was already a painful song, and I love it when a song invokes a physical reaction in its listeners that reflects its content. This is a painful remix; it’s a pleasant pain if you have any tolerance for it at all, but painful nonetheless, and the pain is so perfect following the prettiness he keeps around in the verses.
worst sleep ever…. also woke up mad sore:/ so that prevented me from working out.. i know i know… bad move
so woke up today, had a chiobani, half a wheat bagel and a couple cookies :( OH and OJ!
then lunch i had chicken noodle soup with tea and a cookie all from panera
dinner i had some cookies, souffle and a salad… was beyond full must not eat so much
also need to drink more water
tomorrow i plan to go for a run in the am, then nails at one, sometime get a bra and then hot yoga at 6:15!
mood: tired, and little chub lol