Someone commenting on my last post labeled my as a misogynist, which is something I don’t take lightly so I feel that I must defend myself.

Misogyny is typically defined as a hatred towards women because they are women. I don’t hate women. Sure, sometimes they confuse the hell out of me, but I definitely don’t hate them. I also don’t believe that calling for corophagia-related death of Fergie is a misogynist statement at all. Sure, it may be in poor taste and more than a little gross but being in good taste is no fun and has never been my style.

The things I said about Fergie were neither sexist nor were they misogynist. An example of that would be “Fergie is a woman, so of course she blew her way to the top.” I do not consider calling a woman a bitch to be misogynist either. Now, calling all women bitch certainly is, but that’s not what I did. I called that no-talent pile of shit a bitch.

Anyways, it should be painfully clear to anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis that I am a misanthrope, not a misogynist! My hatred is gender-neutral.

This’ll be my only post this week so I’m making it count in quantity and quality. See you next week.

Janet Jackson
Black Cat (Funky 12” Mix)
Black Cat (“3 Snaps Up” 12” Mix)
It’s funny. As I was putting together my last post I was thinking “I wish I had a copy of ‘Black Cat’ I could put up here. The next day I went to the Jerry’s record store and there it was! This has happened before. Maybe I have some sort of psychic link with Jerry’s. I’m going to start wishing for a 12” single of ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ and see what happens.

Dress You Up (The 12” Formal Mix)
This single was behind the ‘Black Cat’ single that magically appeared. If I would’ve thought of it I would’ve wished for it too. In addition to being able to grant my wishes the store knows what I want before I do!

We’ll Be Together (Extended Mix)
We’ll Be Together (Previous Version)
Conversation With A Dog
I read somewhere that Sting was forced to put this song on Nothing Like The Sun because the rest of the album is so fucking depressing. That makes more sense then Sting deciding that it would be the perfect song to follow ‘Fragile’. That song is a downer and a half and this one is like a love song on uppers. These two remixes are from the 12” single, as is ‘Conversation With A Dog’, a really odd B-side that I don’t think has been released on anything else since.

Oh Yeah (Dance Mix)
Oh Yeah (Indian Summer Music)
Yello’s ‘Oh Yeah’ perfectly encapsulates everything about the 80s; shallow, meaningless fun backed by a funky synthesizer beat. It was also in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the one movie that perfectly encapsulates everything about the 80s. Just listening to this song and thinking about the movie makes me want to rock out some day-glo mesh tops and chug some Orange Julius at the mall. This dance mix is really just an extended mix, but the Indian Summer Mix is really out there. It has a bizarre combination of ambient tones and random sound effects that almost make the song into an ambient house anthem. Which is really weird when you consider than ambient house music was at least four years away in 1985.

Judas Priest
Turbo Lover (Hi-Octane Mix)
I’m not a homophobe, but the only thing more unappealing to me than the mental image of Rob Halford calling some girl his ‘Turbo Lover’ is the much more accurate image of him using the term to describe a man. This remix of the most dance-happy metal tune ever is off of the 12” single for the song.

Phil Collins
Take Me Home (Extended Mix)
I love that Phil Collins somehow managed to get hip-hop cred. In addition to this song being sampled by Bone Thugs N Harmony,’In The Air Tonight’ was covered and/or sampled by Lil’ Kim, DMX, and Tupac. Paul Wall jumped on the Collins band-wagon when he sampled ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ a few years back. There’s even a hip-hop tribute to Phil Collins called Urban Renewal! I just found out about this about 20 seconds ago. It has a cover of ‘Sussudio’ by Ol’ Dirty Bastard! If anyone has that please let me know and I’ll be eternally grateful. This version of ‘Take Me Home’ is off of the 12” single.

5 Responses to “Me-So-Hatey”

  1. CMG says:

    I totally agree with you about Fergie. I was watching mtv as I was getting ready for work this morning and the video for the song about “big girls don’t cry” was playing – i almost fell over laughing at the line….”blah blah blah…like a child needs a blanket”….how ridiculous is that!

  2. Burton says:

    I’ve got the whole Urban Renewal album — I’d be happy to send whatever bits of it you want. Incidentally, as much as black people seem to love Phil Collins, the crowd was unrelentingly white at the Genesis concert I went to last week. Probably explains why there’s no hip-hip tribute to Mike & the Mechanics.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here is the link for the ODB track. By the way, I’ve been checking the site for a while and love it! The Fergie thing didn’t offend me either. If anything is just made it clear how good your site is! Anyway, keep up the good work!

  4. beketaten says:

    OMG I was just looking for Ol’ Dirty’s “Sussudio” yesterday, and now, thanks to your comments box, it is MINE. hahahah

  5. Richard says:

    Thanks for the Black Cat cuts! Whats even weirder is that just last night, I was looking around the net for details of all Black Cat releases, and found listings on Wikipedia. Then I wondered about the “3 snaps” and “funky” mixes. To my delight, you’ve uploaded them! What a TREAT!

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