Seriously. Don't even ask. Uh....we'd be killed if we told you. All I can say is it's a lead-in to the new X-Files movie.
In any case, as a result, posting by moi will necessarily be somewhat fitful for a few days.
But until then, as always, here's a fun project for you all to contemplate:
BEST POP/ROCK SONG OR RECORD WITH A BODY PART OTHER THAN THE HEART IN ITS TITLE!!!!!!
No arbitrary rules for this one, except if anybody tries to use the word "knows" as a pun on "nose" I will come to your house and slap you silly.
Okay, that said, here's my totally arbitrary Top Six:
6. Foot of Pride (Bob Dylan)
God, it must have galled Lou Reed to sing this at the Dylan 30th anniversary show. Come to think of it, he used a teleprompter, if memory serves. Bitch.
5. Fingertips, Pt. II (Little Stevie Wonder)
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Prepubescent. And "What key? What key?" is the coolest ad-lib on a live record ever.
4. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)
Written by Jackie DeShannon, who also wrote the power pop classic "When You Walk in the Room." She also married Randy Edelman, who I went to high school with. How's that for bogus name dropping?
3. Back in My Arms Again (The Supremes)
Pretty much my favorite Motown song ever, and "Flo, she don't know, that the boy she loves is a romeo" remains one of the cleverest self-referential lines in pop music history.
2. Hand in Glove (The Smiths)
Morrissey doing an impression of Michael J. Nelson doing his Morrissey impression. Seriously, I like the Smiths, and I think Johnny Marr is one of the two or three most interesting rock guitarists of the 80s, but there are times when you listen to these guys and frankly you would need a heart of stone not to laugh.
And the number one niftiest -- please, it's not even a contest -- song with a body part in its title is.....
1. Creature With the Atom Brain (Roky Erickson)
For the longest time, I had a fantasy of producing a supergroup featuring nutso rock stars. I figured it could star Syd Barrett, Brian Wilson, Skip Spence, Jim Gordon (the Derek and the Dominos drummer who heard voices telling him to kill his mother, so he did) the guy from Fleetwood Mac who gave away all his money, and Roky. I was going to call it the Unravelling Wilburys.
In any case, it's nice to know that Roky is these days not only alive and well but busy playing before hordes of fans who genuinely appreciate his work.
Awrighty then -- what would your choices be?