There was a talky sort of woman next to me in yoga last night who issued forth many loud happy sighs and grunts during the poses and afterwards turned to me and said, “Boy! I always feel like Gumby after this class!” and I nodded and immediately thought of this incredibly hilarious offensive and juvenile (NSFW audio, don’t say I didn’t warn you) video I saw a while back and while I smiled in what I hoped was a polite manner and she nattered on about something or other I helplessly replayed that entire dubbed-Gumby script to myself and when she told me that she was going to have a popsicle when she went home because after a workout like that she’d better stay AWAY from the candied peanuts, ha ha ha, my brain was going, “Looka my head, it’s lopsided bitch — suckadick!”

Also, the yoga instructor had either padded pants on or she was wearing knee pads under her pants and while I realized after the fifty-millionth minute of balancing on one knee with only a quarter inch of mat between my kneecap and the hard-ass floor that she was definitely onto something, I also couldn’t help thinking what JB would say if he saw me in a similar getup, and how he would probably sprain something trying to get out just the right sausage/protein snack/beefstick/Administer Orally Every Twelve Hours Preferably With a Meal joke.

Honestly, I don’t know what my problem is. Basically I am a twelve year old boy trying to pass off as a thirty-something suburban mom. It’s sad, really.

So hey, I need some new music (again). I start work next week and I need some fresh iPod content to make my commute tolerable. What have you been listening to lately that you can’t get out of your head? Loud/upbeat/butt-shaking stuff particularly appreciated.

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Sabrina
14 years ago

Phantom Planet’s new CD is enjoyable… if you like their stuff.
And you are probably already familiar, but I love me some Tegan & Sara. They’ve been keeping me company lately.

Jessie
14 years ago

Not that these are exactly new (we bought the cds at the end of last summer), but my husband and are still loving the latest White Stripes and Modest Mouse albums. For ass-shaking fun stuff, I like the Scissor Sisters, but again, their albums aren’t exactly new either.

Ooh, I love the new song by Gnarls Barkley. I think it’s called Run. There, now I don’t feel completely out of date. This baby is taking up too much of my brain power for me to keep up with current events/music.

warcrygirl
14 years ago

The next time I sub at the high school I’m going to have that playing in my head. God help me. Hubby prefers the “Dr. Doug’s Root Oil; More potent if extracted yourself!” joke, either that or “Guaranteed to make one of us feel better!”.

heather
heather
14 years ago

for ass-shaking, i would suggest the new-ish M.I.A. for general awesomeness, i would suggest three: silversun pickups, the blackheart procession, and akron/family. good stuff. honest.

Rebecca
Rebecca
14 years ago

I second the MIA recommend. Both of their albums are good.

In the Trenches of Mommyhood

Madonna’s new one–Hard Candy!

kalisah
14 years ago

MGMT is awesome. I am really digging them right now. I think you’ll like them since you like Spoon. Check out “Electric Feel” “Kids” and “Time to Pretend”

Kizz
14 years ago

The soundtrack to Spring Awakening (Duncan Sheik). Especially the following tracks, “The Bitch of Living” “Totally Fucked” and the reprise of “Mama Who Bore Me.”

Bianca
Bianca
14 years ago

Okay, it might not exactly be ass-shaking but I have been crazy about Beirut lately. Anything is good but their most recent album rules. Give it a try on Amazon and see if it’s up your alley.

Alexa
14 years ago

I must thank you for bringing that Gumby video to my attention. Really. And you know, I bet the visuals alone would be interesting to, say, a toddler, while the supervising adult could listen to the audio via headphones. Child is entertained, adult is not bored to tears, everybody wins!

Naomi the Strange
14 years ago

I am a huge drum-n-bass/jungle music fan. So… I’d have to say this new CD I downloaded on iTunes called PENDULUM – Hold Your Colours. It’s amazing. It’s GREAT work out music. You will not regret paying the $9.99 for it. Trust me.

Lori O
14 years ago

I’m into most anything produced by Timabaland these days if I need some a$$ shakin’ music. Love the 4 Minutes with Madonna and Justin Timberlake.

Jennifer
Jennifer
14 years ago

Every time Ellen plays Low by Flo rida (or Florida as I call him) it gets stuck and for some reason I love it. And it isn’t exactly ass shaking but I love the New Pornographers Challenger album. Good stuff.

Claudia
14 years ago

I have been enjoying The Fratellis, Locksley (sp?) and OK GO lately. Good happy tunes.

Kris H.
Kris H.
14 years ago

Anything by Lily Allen!!!

Niki P.
Niki P.
14 years ago

as a fellow 12 yr old boy trapped in a 30something body… Knee pads would just send my SO into overdrive. He would be giggling like a goon.

Mymsie
14 years ago

I just made a fun, springy mix tape you can listen to online!

Bre
Bre
14 years ago

Definitely digging Lykke Li, a Swedish singer. The Little Bit EP, particularly the title track, is wonderful warm-weather music. Vampire Weekend, too!

She Likes Purple
14 years ago

I’m the queen of the drippy ballad, so forgive me for the lack of upbeat/jumpy tunes. But I love the new Counting Crows CD and also The Weepies. And Adele.

Again, all sappy, slow stuff.

eileen
eileen
14 years ago

for sure Vampire Weekend. The whole album is dance in your seat, wail out the words catchy.

monkey mcwearingchaps
14 years ago

I totally just posted the same query on my blog!

Here’s my list:

Impacto: Daddy Yankee with Fergie
World in Motion: New Order
Amazing: Seal
The Right Life: Seal
Whenever, Wherever: Shakira
Semi-Charmed Life: Third Eye Blind
Blue Orchid: White Stripes
Icky Thump: White Stripes
Woman: Wolfmother (the ROCKINGEST song since “Sister Havana” btw)
Sleep Now in the Fire: Rage against the Machine
Fergalicious: Fergie
Shut up and Drive: Rihanna (PS, BB, this was on my list before you told me it was on yours)
Dynamize: VHS or Beta
What a Feeling: Peter Luts & Dominico
New Workout Plan: Kanye West
Boyz: M.I.A.
Stronger, Better, Faster (I switch on and off between the Kanye West sampled version and the Daft Punk original)
Wind it Up: Gwen Stefani
The Way I Are: Timbaland featuring Keri Wilson
Beware of the Boys: Punjabi MC
Come Around (featuring Timbaland): M.I.A.
Paper Planes: M.I.A.

monkey mcwearingchaps
14 years ago

oh sorry, I reposted the list from my blog post so the shoutout to BB is my boyfriend.

Jennifer
14 years ago

When we were out of town a couple of weeks ago, “What What” (In the Butt) was popular while we were getting ready to go out. Evidently I am married to, and friends with a bunch of 12-year-olds.

I just downloaded the new Madonna and it’s pretty rump shakey. Hopefully it will be motivating as I try not to die while lurching through my workout.

Cobwebs
14 years ago

Deaf Pedestrians’ “Hail to the Geek.” Also Nerf Herder is fun.

Mims
14 years ago

That Gumby video is hilarious! The best part is that I used to LOVE Gumby as a kid (my mom still makes fun of me for this) so I have seen that episode for real!

ben
ben
14 years ago

Brown Sugar just came on my last.fm. Yes, the Stones, and kinda offensive if you’re the kind to take offense about having sex with slaves and such.

I like my butt-shaking old skool, apparently.

justmouse
14 years ago

sheee-it, m’fuka, that’s what make u so cool. suckadick.

BAH HA HA HA HA *wheeze* HAHAHAHAH

you totally rock.

susan elizabeth
susan elizabeth
14 years ago

Lupe Fiasco, “Kick, Push”…
Duffy, “Mercy”…
Gnarls Barkley new cd,”Run” “Going On”….
Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland,”4 Minutes”…
Kanye West, “Stronger” “Work It Out”…
Uffie, “Pop the Glock”…
Daft Punk, “Around the World”…
Justice, “D.A.N.C.E.”…
Kate Nash,”Foundations” “Pumpkin Soup” “Merry Happy”…
Jamiroquo…
Gorillaz…
M.I.A….

The following are not what you asked for because I am inconsiderate like, for I have a mellow-indie-folk music agenda. The Weepies “Little Bird” and “Orbitting” are lovely songs, along with the rest of the songs on their new cd. Also: Adele. Autumn Defense. Meiko. Star. The Bird and the Bee. Guster.

jo
jo
14 years ago

i emailed ya where i got mine from!

Queen of Shake Shake
14 years ago

Hi! I’m another thirteen year old boy trying to pass off as a thirty-something mother. It must be why I like your blog.

I recommend above ALL others Boogie Shoes by KC and the Sunshine Band. Nothing gets me in the mood to move like that song. Oops, did I just reinforce the thirty-something aspect of my personality with that song?

Karly
14 years ago

I am happy to report that “suckadick” will now replace “motherfucking fuck” as my favorite way to express displeasure. Thank you.

willikat
14 years ago

MGMT, Vampire Weekend, REM (esp. supernatural superserious)’s new album Accelerate, Kanye, shout out louds.

Anonymous
Anonymous
14 years ago

oo foundations by kate nash… that’s my new fav song. it won’t make you shake your rump, but you will be singing it (complete with british accent) the rest of the day.

angelo's mom
angelo's mom
14 years ago

that was my kate nash comment, but apparently i can’t figure out how to type my own name & email address. TGIF!

Kate
Kate
14 years ago

Just to say, the track that monkey mcwearingchaps recommends called “Beware of the Boys” by Punjabi MC is more popularly known as “Mundian To Bach Ke”

:)

Kim
Kim
14 years ago

Bob Sinclar is (I think) a DJ, hence his really high-energy dance club music which is great for exercise. Try “World, Hold On,” “Love Generation,” “Everybody Move.”

Shannon
14 years ago

I don’t have anything butt-shaking, but if you want some end-of-the-workday, relaxing, pretty music to chill out to while navigating through the Eastside commute, might I suggest the new album by Fleet Foxes? It’s on Sub Pop and it’s very good.

jonniker
14 years ago

Kate Nash’s album is great for getting pumped up, but you probably already have it.

Eva
Eva
14 years ago

I actually really recommend books on CD for driving. That’s all I listen to, now. I get them from the library.

Nick
14 years ago

Cafe Tacuba – “Sino” or “Cuatro Caminos”
Aterciopelados – “Gozo Poderoso” or “Oye”
David Byrne – “Grown Backwards”
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Anything
Manu Chao – “La Radiolina” or “Proxima Estacion: Esperanza”

and Tom Petty – “Highway Companion”

ladyloo
14 years ago

Mstrkrft

They are Canadian. Not spam.

ZestyJenny
14 years ago

Another vote for MGMT. But just sos you don’t sound like a dork when you tell folks you like them, it’s pronounced ‘Management’.

Heather
Heather
14 years ago

Anything by Karsh Kale…Seriously good stuff. It’s classified as dance/electronica but has Indian influences. Far from mainstream but great to rock out and/or chill to!

danielle
14 years ago

OMFG! That gumby video might be the funniest damn thing I’ve seen in awhile! I am crying I am laughing so hard!
Music: The new Matchbox 20 has some good, fast, jamming songs. Same with the new Maroon 5.

eviedee
14 years ago

Not brand spankin new but these are what I listen to lately when I want to shake that ass. Times of Romance by The Lovemakers, Wet from Birth by The Faint, and Beck. Try bootieusa.com for free interesting mashups. (I am in no way affiliated with them but I wont be offended if you delete my comment.) Best of luck, please share. I am thinking that I am in need of some new music too!

Meagan
14 years ago

Panic at the disco. It’s fun weird stuff. I’d listen to clips before investing cause I’m guessing it’s not for everyone.

bea
bea
14 years ago

The latest from TheStart – Ciao Bella (Listen to Runaway and Just a Fantasy)
The new Natasha Bettingfield and Rihanna always makes me dance….

TX gal
TX gal
14 years ago

Check out Rogue Wave (Asleep at Heaven’s Gate). It rocks. Not really new, but I also highly recommend Saves the Day (Stay What You Are), Silversun Pickups (Carnavas), Cold War Kids (Robbers and Cowards) and anything Peaches, of course…but especially F*ck the Pain Away.

Lesley
Lesley
14 years ago

I challenge you to post that video on Parent Dish for the Mothafuckas! Hah!

I’ve got an IPOD full of goodies but am too lazy to type ’em all out.

Here are a few:
Steve Earle – Feel Alright
The Doors-When the music’s over
Jim Bryson-Sleeping In Toronto
Jarvis Cocker – Running The World
Tina Turner – Better Be Good To Me
The Tragically Hip – Bob Caygeon
Miley Cyrus-Good and Broken
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova-Falling Slowly
Lucinda Williams-Mama You Sweet
Vanessa Carlton – Nolita Fairytale
Pogues-Love You ‘Til The End
The Tragically Hip – The Darkest One

(there’s never any rhyme or reason to my lists)

Akimbo
14 years ago

That Gumby cartoon is AWESOME. How did you find that?!?