Erin and Chad discuss “Venus” by Sufjan Stevens
In honor of Earth Day…
Erin: Those Venus lyrics…OMG. I am glad you sent me that because I was about to watch a webinar about marketing and social media.
Chad: It’s like, Sufjan, your song about Venus is just a story about touching another person at Methodist summer camp? AND INCLUDES THE WORD HORNY?????
Erin: Okay, so instead of the webinar I will listen to Venus and see if the lyrics are right.
on the youtube video:
“Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner wrote a song cycle based on the 12 planets”
wait, how many planets are there?
the song actually has the word horny in it.
I’m kind of disappointed.
Also ‘sensitive thunderclap’ what a phrase.
Also Aphrogenia is a genus of the Aphroditidae family? Which are these cute guys:http://eol.org/pages/90/entries/34397498/overview
The song also references this sculpture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Callipyge
And a pandero is a tambourine…
And Taurobolium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurobolium
Just in case the song made any sense to your before - NOW IT DOES NOT