26 July 2007

the unrequitABLE crush

The sad truth about being married is that it does not kill your ability to have crushes on other people, particularly younger coworkers. *cough* In the spirit of not unrequited but unrequitABLE crushes (and other love events that are simply not meant to be--but you feel OK about it!), I provide the following selections to jam out to:

Biz Markie - You Say He's Just A Friend.mp3
Well, no. But there is something horrible about the feeling of meeting someone for the first time--seeing in their eyes they already like you--and then mentioning you've just gotten back from your honeymoon. Ouch. You sort of feel like a bitch, but you have no regrets. Fuck, you just got married to the man of your dreams. No apologies for that.

Handsome Boy Modeling School (feat. Cat Power) - I've Been Thinking.mp3
A discreetly sexy, slinky song, and an absolute perfect pairing of musicians here.

Touch & Go - Would You...?.mp3
The ultimate in awkward proposals. A feisty, punchy jazz tune.

Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor.mp3
"Stop making the eyes at me I'll stop making the eyes at you." This generation's version of loving the one you love (you know, as opposed to just the one you're with). This song was such a fantastic hit a year or so ago that if you haven't scooped it up by now, shame on you.

Reefer Madness: The Musical! - Romeo & Juliet.mp3
Speaking of Montagues and Capulates (as mentioned in the last song) and other fated loves that just not meant to be, these two chirrupy kids are just so darned happy about their doomed love!

Just in case you need a refresher course:

ROMEO: If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this;
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
'To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.

JULIET: Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss.

ROMEO: Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?

JULIET: Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.

ROMEO: O! then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

JULIET: Saints do not move, though grant for prayers' sake.

ROMEO: Then move not, while my prayer's effect I take.
Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged.
(they kiss)

Bob Dylan - Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine.mp3
The best resolution one can hope for, in the most upbeat and optimistic way imaginble.

1 comment:

Parisian Cowboy said...

Loved that post.... it was a good idea. And that photo is lovely.