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Jacqui Clues In To Net Radio, Sheesh

I really like this song. I just heard it on the BBC. Billy Bragg introduced it. I like it because she's a black artist and her song is more political than some of the songs I've been hearing lately. Plus it has some unusual instrumentation mixed in with the traditional beat. I think you need to hear it though, not just read the lyrics. Captain America is on now. He's starting off with Lucinda Williams.

I don't know why I haven't been using my computer to pull in better stations than I can get on my local radio. I guess I just thought you wouldn't be able to do anything else at the same time, lame me. My pal Mary was listening to an awesome New Orleans station yesterday and that got me going. I'm having so much fun.

Miss Dynamite - It Takes More
Written by N Mclain-Daley

The things that you promote
Fighting, violence
Like you don't want to grow old
You talking so much sex
But you na tell the youths about AIDS
You na tell them of consequence, no
Your talking like you a G
But you killer killing your own
You're just a racist man's fossey (pussy?)
Tell me who wants to know
What when who where
Or how you lose control

Certainly not me
Certainly not me
'Cos baby personally
I like to be challenged mentally
I've heard it all before
Gangsta's pimps and whores
Quality is born
A girl like me is born

It takes more (it takes more)
To amuse a girl like me
So much more (much more)
To confuse a girl like me
They've got you (got you)
'Cos while you braggin'
About your badness you're just
Avoiding, adding to the real
That's happenin' to us

Now who gives a damn
About the ice on your hand
If it's not too complex
Tell me how many Africans died
For the bagettes on your Rolex
So what you pushing a nice car
Don't you know there's no such thing as superstars
We leave this world alone
So who gives a (shit) about the things you own

Certainly not me
Certainly not me
'Cos baby personally
I like to be challenged mentally
Content's insignificant
And it don't help to pay my rent
It's pure negativity
That you impose on me

It takes more (it takes more)
To amuse a girl like me
So much more (much more)
To confuse a girl like me
They've got you (got you)
'Cos while you braggin'
About your badness you're just
Avoiding, adding to the real
That's happenin' to us

Now I can sit
And chat a spit about how I sex
But my business is my business I got self respect
I can talk 'bout how my press could pimp man's dough
Get the keys to his ride and his home
But I looked it up and that would make me a ho'
Little sisters now I really got to let you know
Real women ain't sexin' for no man's dough
Real women work hard to make their dough
And we can all chat 'bout gats and blacks
On blacks and force the hypes and all the stereotypes
We used to watching that ain't what I'm here for
Show them to think higher and aspire to be more

It takes more (it takes more)
To amuse a girl like me
So much more (much more)
To confuse a girl like me
They've got you (got you)
'Cos while you braggin'
About your badness you're just
Avoiding, adding to the real
That's happenin' to us

It takes more (it takes more)
To amuse a girl like me
So much more (much more)
To confuse a girl like me
They've got you (got you)
'Cos while you braggin'
About your badness you're just
Avoiding, adding to the real
That's happenin' to us

Oooh this last song was a gorgeously beaty song, the world premiere of Save It For a Rainy Day by the Jayhawks, coming out in April, ooh loved it. I wouldn't have heard that if I hadn't been listening to this show, wow, have I been missing out. Now they're playing Bono's Hands That Built America which is also really beautiful but I didn't like it for the movie because it felt really oddly out of time for the era.
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