"Friday Jukebox" is a fun thing I like to do when there's a song - new or old - that I'd like to "spin" ... I'm not promising that there'll be a song here every Friday, but it's a fun little tradition I'd like to pick back up again.
Most of the songs are likely to be older rather than newer. But I thought I'd start things off by at least pretending to be current. This song was the free download of the week last week on iTunes, and since I'm a fan of Beth Ditto, I thought I'd grab it. I was surprised that it was so reminiscent of '80s disco, and not the rockin' stuff she sings as frontwoman of The Gossip. But I immediately liked it - I think mostly I just like her. And yes, if I'm honest, part of it is that I admire her chutzpah. She's a big girl, she owns it, and she's sexy as hell - more because of it than in spite of it.
And yes, I realize the whole black-and-white, hotel room with a slutty vibe thing is totally "Justify My Love," I prefer to think of it as an homage rather than a rip-off. Discuss.