Sunday, 22 November 2015

I'm in heaven with the maven of funk mutation



Scarily, Miss Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads celebrates her 65th birthday today!

Any excuse, really, to play my all-time fave from her "side-project" the Tom-Tom Club.

It's the magnificent Genius of Love:



What you gonna do when you get out of jail?
I'm gonna have some fun
What do you consider fun?
Fun, natural fun

I'm in heaven
With my boyfriend, my laughing boyfriend
There's no beginning and there is no end
Time isn't present in that dimension

He'll take my arm
When we're walkin', rolling and rocking
It's one time, I'm glad I'm not a man
Feels like I'm dreaming but I'm not sleeping

I'm in heaven
With the maven of funk mutation
Clinton's musicians such as Bootsy Collins
Raise expectations to a new intention

No one can sing
Quite like Smokey, Smokey Robinson
Wailin' and skankin' to Bob Marley
Reggae's expanding with Sly and Robbie

Ipsimama, ipsimama
Ipsimama, ipsimama

All the weekend
Boyfriend was missing, I surely miss him
The way he'd hold me in his warm arms
We went insane when we took cocaine

Stepping in a rhythm to a Kurtis Blow
Who needs to think when your feet just go?
With a hiddity-hi and a hipitty-ho
Who needs to think when your feet just go

Bohannon bohannon bohannon bohannon
Who needs to think when your feet just go
Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon Bohannon

James Brown, James Brown
James Brown, James Brown

If you see him
Please remind him, unhappy boyfriend
Well, he's the genius of love
He's got a greater depth of feeling
Well, he's the genius of love, he's so deep

Im in heaven

Stepping in a rhythm to a Kurtis Blow
Who needs to think when your feet just go?

Well, he's the genius


Happy birthday, Martina Michèle "Tina" Weymouth (born 22nd November 1950)

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