There are any number of reasons to love "Shaft," the Oscar-winning theme song for the 1971 blaxploitation movie of the same name.
1. There's the lyrics:
Who's the black private dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
2. There's the jump suit Isaac Hayes is wearing in this full-length slo-mo performance of the song:
3. There's the fact that "Shaft" has been covered by a ukulele ocrchestra.
... And now for a glimpse into the incredible Eriness of Being ...
4. Listening to "Shaft" the other day, it ocurred to me that today's pop music has all but lost the instrumentals that gave "Shaft" it's energy. You can't get that visceral animal thrust from a goddamn canned electronic loop. And that, dear readers, is how I came up with the idea for this FREEBLOG entry.
5. Happy Friday.