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The Bird and the Bee — Preparedness
Album: The Bird and the Bee
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:27
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 andrewmi wrote:
I'd be OK with more Bird and the Bee on RP.  Polite Dance Song, perhaps?  I might have to do some submitting.
 
It's on the playlist but it hasn't been played in over a year.  I like that tune better than this, but this is quite good too.
ugh make it stop
 Forest267 wrote:
Too twee for me. ;)
 

Nothing Twee about this. Twee is better

Too twee for me. ;)
For a minute I thought this was Pomplamoose.  The singer sounds vaguely like Nataly Dawn.
I am prepared for 'mute'
I am not prepared for this BULL....
sounds like Anna Ternheim...
That's a good thing

this band has been haunting me for over a week, and everything is smiles.
Some of the background music sounds are like borborygmi. I think he should be prepared to feed her. {#Tongue}


She must be looking for a Boy Scout.
Not to crazy bout the chicks voice, but I am a sucker for bells, what can I say?{#Roflol}
 buzmaggie wrote:
well  i would not buy this one. 
 
More for the rest of us...

well  i would not buy this one. 
One of the first songs I heard on RP a few years ago. It helped convince me that I had, indeed, found a treasure worth supporting.

Blek.
 gtm256 wrote:
"Are you prepared for the atom bomb?
Are you prepared for my aching arms?"

I don't know are they like an atom bomb? If they are then I'd have to say no. No to the atom bomb too.

 

Yer gotta giggle....{#Tongue}
 wrangler wrote:


totally agree - the intro sounds like something right off "the eraser"
 
With the difference these folks are not keen on whining, at least in this song

Incredibly beauty, truly charming
Uterly bothersome.
"Are you prepared for the atom bomb?
Are you prepared for my aching arms?"

I don't know are they like an atom bomb? If they are then I'd have to say no. No to the atom bomb too.

 Mr_Wilson wrote:
I find their style annoying - I've yet to hear anything from them that I like at all

Sorry.
 
Dim the lights - inebriate thyself - and listen to "Spark". Well? Whaddyathink?
I find their style annoying - I've yet to hear anything from them that I like at all

Sorry.
 andrewmi wrote:
I'd be OK with more Bird and the Bee on RP.  Polite Dance Song, perhaps?  I might have to do some submitting.
 
I second that. The new album is quite good.

 Misterfixit wrote:


This is a VERY creepy photo.  You will notice immediately that both of their upraised fingers are pointing to EXACTLY the place on the statue of Robert Kennedy where two, possible three of Sirhan Sirhan's bullets hit his head.  Since they appear to be dressed in clothing appropriate for the Hippie Days of the late 60's, I can only wonder why this conspiracy has not yet come to light.   Suspect a conspiracy.
 
Is that a likeness of RFK?  I thought it was of Charlton Heston in "Touch of Evil", when he had that moustache.

Her voice almost sounds like Metric
 rtwingo wrote:
Heavy influences from Radiohead... sounds almost like a Yorke tune. Nice.

 

totally agree - the intro sounds like something right off "the eraser"
 Inamorato wrote:

Yeah, and her elbow is resting on the back of her hand, a well-known signal between commie agents. 

 
Better than her elbow resting inside her cupped hand.  A well-known signal between Alien Abductees.  {#Sealed}


I'd be OK with more Bird and the Bee on RP.  Polite Dance Song, perhaps?  I might have to do some submitting.
sounds like leaky plumbing; driving me nuts!
I feel like it's 1967 all over again. Quick run and  hide. Don't let those little feat commie bastards get us
Commie pinko bastards...LOL{#Beat}
 Misterfixit wrote:


This is a VERY creepy photo.  You will notice immediately that both of their upraised fingers are pointing to EXACTLY the place on the statue of Robert Kennedy where two, possible three of Sirhan Sirhan's bullets hit his head.  Since they appear to be dressed in clothing appropriate for the Hippie Days of the late 60's, I can only wonder why this conspiracy has not yet come to light.   Suspect a conspiracy.
 
Yeah, and her elbow is resting on the back of her hand, a well-known signal between commie agents. 

 Inamorato wrote:


Inara George  and Greg Kurstin 

 

This is a VERY creepy photo.  You will notice immediately that both of their upraised fingers are pointing to EXACTLY the place on the statue of Robert Kennedy where two, possible three of Sirhan Sirhan's bullets hit his head.  Since they appear to be dressed in clothing appropriate for the Hippie Days of the late 60's, I can only wonder why this conspiracy has not yet come to light.   Suspect a conspiracy.


 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ah, nice to hear Inara's voice again. I voted a little higher than I might have out of respect for her father, Lowell.
 
Yeah, so did I.

I saw her Dad and Little Feat several times, back in the day. Now THERE was a rock and roll band! {#Music}
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Ah, nice to hear Inara's voice again. I voted a little higher than I might have out of respect for her father, Lowell.
 

That is Lowell's George's daughter?    WOW!     I must get this CD!


philinnz
(Wellington, New Zealand)
Posted: Nov 01, 2008 - 17:07 < Reply >

think I will go and catch butterflies while preparing for the atom bomb

Well, yeah...I mean, we DID climb under our desks in grade school back in the Detroit burbs in the early '60s, so I guess I am prepared for the atom bomb.

What??!!! You mean SE Michigan was a key Russkie target for complete anniliation had JFK (or his successors) pushed the little red button? You mean we would have been *instantly* vaporized?

HUH!

Ah, nice to hear Inara's voice again. I voted a little higher than I might have out of respect for her father, Lowell.
Enough!
A very charming song!  {#Daisy}
think I will go and catch butterflies while preparing for the atom bomb
doc_dave wrote:


Those drums ... remind me so much of a track off an old Nik Kershaw album!


And that cover art reminds me of Henry Darger.

Heavy influences from Radiohead... sounds almost like a Yorke tune. Nice.

 Excelsior wrote:
Are you prepared to hear this song on a daily basis whether you like it or not?  {#Snooty}
 

Well, that's why there is a little red x-box at the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Are you prepared to hear this song on a daily basis whether you like it or not?  {#Snooty}
 diazo wrote:
This voice... those bloops... that drum! Love it!
 

Those drums ... remind me so much of a track off an old Nik Kershaw album!


Serenity NOW!
WTF!?!?!
KEWL
She's got an Astrud Gilberto-kinda thing going on with her voice...and I always did like that! but she can hold her notes better, which I like, too... Gotta say, wow — what a voice!

8? 7?
stevendejong wrote:
This kind of "relaxed" whispery music makes me nervous. Horrible with this voice, those bloops, that drum...
This voice... those bloops... that drum! Love it!
I like this and like it more because it's Lowell George's daughter Inara...too bad about the dork next to her...I guess he's nice tho...
This reminds me a lot to the soundtrack of "A Beautifull mind"
This kind of "relaxed" whispery music makes me nervous. Horrible with this voice, those bloops, that drum...


Inara George  and Greg Kurstin 


Such a cool song. So eerie and unsettling.
no, i am not
She does a killer version of Joe Jackson's Fools In Love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RGsB06qGg
Krispian wrote:
Love this band! Please also play their "Polite Dance Song"
No, no, no, please play F-cking Boyfriend. It rattled me the first time I heard it because of her angelic voice. Thought I should have been watching Romeo & Juliet.
Love this band! Please also play their "Polite Dance Song"
coolpeople_rule wrote:
And "Little Feat" came from "The Band" Hoy, Hoy!
I do not understand. Please explain.
The vocalist, Inara George, is the daughter of Lowell George (Little Feat).
Thanks for sharing this information. Lowell was a true artist. Very interesting music.
kazuma wrote:
Wow. I never woulda known that. Thanks!
And "Little Feat" came from "The Band" Hoy, Hoy!
Thank you Bill!
Inamorato wrote:
The vocalist, Inara George, is the daughter of Lowell George (Little Feat).
Wow. I never woulda known that. Thanks!
:daisy:
iandberg wrote:
I heartily recommend the album. This track is one of the weaker ones in my opinion. "I'm A Broken Heart" is sublime, "I Hate Camera" and "My Fair Lady" are faves as well... oh, and "F*cking Boyfriend" is a funky understatement, luv it. I saw them live in L.A. - great stuff.
I uploaded "My Fair Lady" but it wasn't, uh, fully appreciated by the LRC voters. The vocalist, Inara George, is the daughter of Lowell George (Little Feat).
philbertr wrote:
We should be prepared--it is a real possibility. At a minimum, "preparation" means acknowledging the reality of that possibility and trying to understand the consequences.
Huh?!
...i was prepared for serenity three years ago, but come on browncoats, the series was cancelled, it's time to let go...
jedley wrote:
hahahaaaha i was thinking 9-year-old beauty contestant in an Easter dress coyly batting her eyelashes but you hit the nail square on the head with teletubbies
yeah I feel nine again . a lovely feeling :-)
laprincessa wrote:
Go see them if you have the opportunity!
Ilike the tune and the title (for who cares) I hope this song leads into some interesting thoughts cuz it's not right now
Go see them if you have the opportunity!
EssexTex wrote:
Hate is a strong word...but I hate this..that bit where she talks about atom bombs specially.
We should be prepared--it is a real possibility. At a minimum, "preparation" means acknowledging the reality of that possibility and trying to understand the consequences.
thewiseking wrote:
teletubbies music
hahahaaaha i was thinking 9-year-old beauty contestant in an Easter dress coyly batting her eyelashes but you hit the nail square on the head with teletubbies
OMG, I just saw them with Rilo Kiley and they were AMAZING! She is a cutie patootie, she had balloons she threw in the audience and a bubble machine on the stage. LOVE them.
blech.
EssexTex wrote:
Hate is a strong word...but I hate this..that bit where she talks about atom bombs specially.
Love that part. This song is definitely a strange attraction for me.
thewiseking wrote:
teletubbies music
Teletubbies ... soooo misunderstood ... sigh.
teletubbies music
Hate is a strong word...but I hate this..that bit where she talks about atom bombs specially.
Well, I think...OK forget it! :daisy:
oooh, i like :jump:
iandberg wrote:
I heartily recommend the album. This track is one of the weaker ones in my opinion. "I'm A Broken Heart" is sublime, "I Hate Camera" and "My Fair Lady" are faves as well... oh, and "F*cking Boyfriend" is a funky understatement, luv it. I saw them live in L.A. - great stuff.
i agree with all of this! although i've never seen them. great album!
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Might have been a bit obscure in my early posting, but Nag Nag Nag by Cabaret Voltaire.
The drum machine definitely sounds like that song. The rest is pretty different.
I heartily recommend the album. This track is one of the weaker ones in my opinion. "I'm A Broken Heart" is sublime, "I Hate Camera" and "My Fair Lady" are faves as well... oh, and "F*cking Boyfriend" is a funky understatement, luv it. I saw them live in L.A. - great stuff.
Jamunca wrote:
I like the sound of a golf ball dropping into the cup. I also like this song. Make of that what you will.
Might have been a bit obscure in my early posting, but Nag Nag Nag by Cabaret Voltaire.
jazy510 wrote:
any other Flight of the Conchords fans here? anyone else hear that first opening phrase of this tune, and then used in the background throughout - isn't that the same rhythm used in the HBO show's opening piece?
I noticed that. Great show!
I like the sound of a golf ball dropping into the cup. I also like this song. Make of that what you will.
any other Flight of the Conchords fans here? anyone else hear that first opening phrase of this tune, and then used in the background throughout - isn't that the same rhythm used in the HBO show's opening piece? i sure hear the same thing.. subscribe to their podcast here: (click here) love that show.. NZ rocks the party!
Like the song, but I\'m feeling like I hear it maybe 3 choruses a day too often. There\'s lots of other great music waiting to get into the game, man.
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello, This is too synthetic for me; boring, no heart. Neil
O.K. lol?
ScottFromWyoming wrote: Ya nailed it. Good show.
Hello, This is too synthetic for me; boring, no heart. Neil
not quite as sublime as Stereolab, airy like um... Air, in a good way. Man, so simple but boy it's good.
The Excellent Bird and the Excellent Bee Serenity now.
ranwulf wrote:
Sounds like the Cardigans. I like it though.
Yeah. What he said.
really good production. sounds fantastic in headphones.
Sounds like the Cardigans. I like it though.
Inamorato wrote:
The album from which this comes, though, couldn't possibly be mistaken for The Innocence Mission, starting with the romantic overture, (effing) Boyfriend. :lol:
Yeah - that is definitely one thing I noticed as well. I prefer this .. T.I.M. is a bit too fragile for my tastes.
I get a riff borrowed from 'Green Dolphin Street'.... I like.....
davin wrote:
sounds like the innocence mission with a lil bit of electronica
The album from which this comes, though, couldn't possibly be mistaken for The Innocence Mission, starting with the romantic overture, Will You Be My (effing) Boyfriend? :lol:
Nag nag nag...
smokinsean wrote:
wtf is that clicky open mouth chewing sound in the background of this one?...
Sounds like synth bottles....not sure why someone would use synth bottles, but.....
Hmmm...I had thought Zero 7 until I looked. As far as being prepared, yeah...they taught us all how to crouch under our desks in the event that Nikita pushed the button. Of course, SE Michigan would have been so vaporized it would have made little difference...better to get us all a round of cherry Cokes to celebrate our last moments!
In case of emergency tune your radio to 510 or 1610 and listen for instructions. Remember! Preparedness is Being Prepared!
More_Cowbell wrote:
I'm Prepared for the next song
lol ^^
great track, i like it :)
:bananasplit: XPN played these guys for an entire month non-stop. Again and Again. The kind of music you can have in the background while cleaning the house.
wtf is that clicky open mouth chewing sound in the background of this one?...
:meditate:
Suzanne Vega meets Laurie Anderson?
I'm Prepared for the next song
from the same house as little feat
sounds like the innocence mission with a lil bit of electronica
Clean, clear, sweet and beautiful.