Music: Queen, Lyle Lovett & Prince And Fluffy

by MattieDog on 15 May 2010

in the Music section of The Anipal Times

Mattie’s Music Reviews Ratings: (5 paws) are given for music great enough to sooth the savage beast and (1 paw) is given, well, for music that will surely result in a howling bad time.

Delilah by Queen Review Rating: Sample: Amazon and YouTube

This delightful tune, off Queen’s 13th album, was penned by Freddie Mercury specifically for and lovingly about his cat.  Mr. Mercury insisted on including the Delilah track on Queen’s last studio recorded album to ensure the memory of one of his most prized friends, his wonderful female tortoiseshell cat.  Listening to this song renews the desire to dance and sing along with Mr. Mercury, “Oh my, oh my, oh my, you’re irresistible. You make me smile when I’m just about to cry. You bring me hope, you make me laugh, and I like it. You get away with murder, so innocent. But when you throw a moody you’re all claws and you bite. That’s all right!” It’s a joyous tune honoring a small, wonderful creature that helped bring love to one of the best musicians of our time.

If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett Review Rating: Sample: Amazon and YouTube

This beautifully inspiring song off of Lyle Lovett’s second album, titled Pontiac, helped launch Mr. Lovett’s career and earn this album a place in the top 100 of the 1980′s, and also served as the backdrop of Sydney Pollack’s film The Interpreter.  This song uses solid steel-string guitar riffs to relay the desire of exploring freedom on a boat, with of all things, a horse. I encourage you to sing along with it and allow yourself to get lost in its hypnotic approach, and share in its pure joy.  “And if I had a boat I’d go out on the ocean. And if I had a pony I’d ride him on my boat. And we could all together go out on the ocean. Me upon my pony on my boat.”

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Prince and Fluffy, Track: Party at Rich Dude’s House Review Rating: Sample: YouTube These two anipals, Prince and Fluffy, have cleverly interpreted Ke$ha’s Party at a Rich Dude’s House!  Their video composition is both brilliant and hilarious, and you’ll watch it over and over just to see if you missed anything.  On their video, Prince and Fluffy dance their way through some rich dude’s home, taking you on a magical ride, until they get too pooped from all their partying.  Get settled in to your most comfortable chair and watch this video, because it will be the talk of Twitter.  Prince and Fluffy are fresh new faces on the video scene.  I hope to see more from this duo!

Featured Anipal Artists is a brand new section of the Mattie’s Music Review article where I review music, music videos, and anything music related that feature anipals!.  If you or an anipal you know should be featured in this is section, please contact me at mattiedog AT anipaltimes DOT com!

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{ 3 comments }

mariodacat 15 May 2010 at 1:30 pm

Another interesting article Matie.

Katie Cat 16 May 2010 at 5:44 am

Prince and Fluffy are so silly! The Girl laughed and laughed at the video. Thank you for pointing it out to us!

Dreama 13 April 2011 at 5:29 am

That’s a mold-bearekr. Great thinking!

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