5 September 2011

JLS

At times, I think this blog is turning into the online diary of an old fuddy duddy, so it's time to liven it up fellow blog perusers and recognise it's now 2011. The Vietnam war is over, colour televisions are the norm and "Lady Chatterley's Lover" is no longer banned. So let's get down in the hood baby by demonstrating up-to-date awareness of Britain's currently vibrant music scene. The band I wish to highlight is JLS ("Jack the Lad Swing") consisting of Marvin, Aston, Ortise and JB. They were formed in 2008 and came second in Britain's fifth series of "X-Factor".

The lads have enjoyed several hits, including "She Makes Me Wanna" which is essentially an expression of romantic interest by a young man towards an attractive young lady he has encountered whilst going about his daily life - rather in the vein of Lord Byron or Shelley. The term "wanna" is surprisingly not a colloquial version of the verb "wander" but a contraction of "want" and "to". The protagonist's poignant declaration of romantic love reaches its climax in the final section of the lyric where words almost seem to defeat him as basic instincts threaten to overpower him. Please study that end section before enjoying the YouTube version of the song that I have specially selected for your aural pleasure. Please feel free to sing and dance along with the boys:-

She makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

She makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

She makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

She makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

London to Jamaica
LA to Africa
She makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Makes me wanna
Oh oh oh oh oh oh




By the way, I must admit that this post in partly inspired by the evergreen Mr Brague who, in a recent post, celebrated Bette Midler's famous hit song - "The Rose".

7 comments:

  1. Hilarious! Have you ever thought of getting a job as a modern day music critic, YP? At the same time, I have to admit feeling rather depressed at the 'vast range' of vocabulary available to these 'artistes'!

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  2. I am looking forward to the 18 yearold occupational therapist forcing me to join in with the communal singing with this song at the care home I will be admitted to in 2041

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  3. They are an interesting group with a not unpleasant sound, a very colourful group of young men whose choreography provided an enjoyable three minutes and 48 seconds, and they are not hard on the eyes. However, their writing skills are not exactly on a par with D. H. Lawrence now, are they?

    I do want to point out, Y.P., that in your fascinating intro you unfortunately used the phrase "reached its climax" just before mentioning our "oral pleasure" -- I'm sure it was just a Freudian slip and I think, I hope, I pray that you meant aural pleasure.

    You should have seen me singing and dancing along with the boys.

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  4. I think you're been rather harsh. Those lads were doing well to be awake and up and about at that time in the morning, let alone doing an aerobics class.

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  5. JENNY So glad that I have brightened your grey, methodist Welsh day.
    JOHN GRAY That day will be much earlier than 2041 I fear. "She Makes Me Wanna" could certainly be a suitable alternative to "We'll Meet Again" or "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"...All together now...
    RHYMES WITH ORAL Could Mrs Brague perhaps film you dancing to JLS and then post the clip on YouTube? It would attract a phenomenal number of hits. Thank you for correcting me re "oral"/"aural" - a mistake which provided a small window on my hidden internal psychology!
    SHOOTING PARROTS That was not an aerobics class! Each dance move was designed to enhance the song's subtle lyrics. Did you dance along? If you wouild like to buy a limited edition JLS T-shirt just check out their official website.

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  6. YP - - so which one of them do you fancy? - - I'd guess it's none of them.
    Also, do you wear trousers where the crotch is at knee-level? I'd guess the answer is NO.
    See - - I'm afraid you're just not their target market. And neither am I. We'll just have to learn to live with this fact.

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  7. Synchronized dancing can allow almost anyone to appear to know what he's doing. Sometimes an audience doesn't even notice lip-synching when hand and foot movements are coordinated. Doo dah, doo dah.

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