He begins to walk away, love’s inertia loosening its grip. He may not sleep with her after all. “WHERE YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING, BABY?” she howls into the night, gutturally, full to the brim of vulnerability and expired loneliness.
“HEY,” she calls out.
“I JUST MET YOU!” she cries.
She explains, in the language of love—English—how crazy it would be to just—oh, fuck it—she gives him her number.
But, she is no fool (if anything, she’s overeducated), and she doesn’t want to be perceived as Bertha-in-the-attic hysterical crazypants, so she nonchalantly—eyes cast downward and demure as hell—conveys he can call if he wants, but no big deal if it doesn’t happen; no big deal at all, she whispers in her own ear. It’s hard to look him in his soul-sucking eyes when she gives her number to him—she can’t not, it’s her biological imperative—but we can never forget that she is RELAXED about the transaction (only to him is she RELAXED, but we, the audience, familiar with dramatic irony, know the truth of her passion and desire).
Hey errbody who wanted an .mp3 of “Semi-Charmed Call”! I’ve collected seven mashups from the past year (including that one) that I hadn’t posted download links for, given them a little remaster, and zipped them for your listening pleasure. Click the above image to grab Chambaland’s Gold EP, featuring:
Edge of Love (Lady Gaga vs. Daft Punk)
Semi Charmed Call (Carly Rae Jepsen vs. Third Eye Blind)
Phantoms in the Rain (Adele vs. Justice)
You Found Me (Taylor Swift vs. Rihanna/Calvin Harris)
Life 3X (Billy Joel vs. Chris Brown)
This Old Night (Lady Gaga vs. The Isley Brothers)
Map Story (Taylor Swift vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
jam jam jam
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