Monday, April 16, 2007

Open Letter to Frank Black

We were asked to cover The Pixies' "Break My Body" for an upcoming tribute record. It seems natural that Ivan would sing it since it's Frank singing lead on the original, but I think I should sing it! If Ivan sings "Break my body, hold my bones," it's one thing. But I think if I sing it...
The bottom line is: This is a woman's song!

Okay, open letter to Frank Black:

Do you think it is possible that you wrote this song for a woman? "I'm a belly dancer" isn't even the only thing I'm talking about here. Frank, just let me know if you don't want me to sing it. No, don't do that. I really want to do it. Or try it at least. If it sounds horrible, I'll let Ivan sing it after all. And also, do you eat sushi? I want to take you out to dinner. Or you take me out to dinner because there's a good place called Waraji here in Raleigh. But they have other stuff too if you don't eat sushi.


AlliParker said...

Ivan has a great voice, but Kelly, OMG should sing this: you really have a glorious voice, girl! I love to hear you sing! Both ya'll. But this song is for Kelly Rosebud!

A Better Offer said...

C'mon Frank--let her sing it. You let Kim Deal sing some of the Pixies songs. And she has a twin sister named Kelly Deal. You follow...Kelly Deal, Kelly Crisp. C'mon do it.

wordnerdy said...

Waraji is the best! I miss it!

Sean said...

Kelly did sing it, and as much as I love Ivan's voice, this is totally Kelly's song!

It's a very moody piece, Ivan's in the background... it's a Pixies song, but it's also a Rosebuds song.