Day 20 – A Song That You Listen To When You’re Angry

When I’m so frustrated I want to leave my work space, walk out on the fire escape and emit a blood-curdling scream (I actually did that once!), I want to listen to something seething with both anger and a sense of humor to dissipate the bad vibes and reach a healthy catharsis. Since I saw them live in concert last night, I have Cibo Matto’s “Birthday Cake” on my mind. It’s a hilariously loopy song, endlessly quotable (the stanza that starts with “You were born in the ’60s” never fails to crack me up) and full of surreal imagery; it’s also obnoxiously loud and practically frothing at the mouth, especially in the explosive “SHUT UP AND EAT!” chorus. I wish they had made an actual video for it–when you watch the clip for “Know Your Chicken“, you can only imagine how they would have visualized this one.

One Response to Day 20 – A Song That You Listen To When You’re Angry

  1. Michael C. says:

    That was a great show… and this is an inspired choice! If I was angry, this would certainly make me feel better.

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