Sunday, June 10, 2007

A must-hear

Not since noted Republican-party fundraiser Ozzy sang Working Class Hero, has a match-up this odd come about:

At a recent BBC live show, Marilyn Mason sang a quite haunting acoustic version of Justin Timberlake's recent hit "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around[sic]" (download it here).

Now, as anyone close to me knows, I have a fascination with JT that goes far-beyond my latent homosexuality, though it's more for his business-savvy in the industry (another post to be sure, but it is fascinating, I assure you), as opposed to the music he makes. Though, to be fair, he does make some good booty-shaking music.

But I think it's a bit more surprising to think that Mr./Mz. Manson has a similar fascination. It obviously can't be just a publicity stunt like so many ironic covers, because even ironically it wouldn't go over with his fans, but also because he sings it with such earnestness that you have to believe him when he says he genuinely enjoys the song.

Anyway, it's too late to think of a snarky way to bring this whole post home, but do yourself a favor and listen to the song and ponder the sheer oddity of the situaion you experience in both the unlikely event of Marilyn Manson singing Justin Timberlake, but also your enjoyment of such a seeming abomination...


Howard said...

Timber... rake?


Woz said...

God, I so wanted to go on that tangent, but realized it's only funny to us...but I was still hoping you'd think of it right away