Friday, October 10, 2008

Let's Get It On - If You Know What I Mean

Some of my more savvy readers are able to read between the lines when they hear Marvin Gaye singing, "Let's Get It On*." For those of you non hipsters who don't know what the hell he's talking about and don't have the time to painstakingly dissect the lyrics, I'm going to tell you. He's talking about having sex. Long, hot, steamy, "it's funny until someone loses an eye" sex.

I was thinking about doing a contest with this song and then getting it on with one of my readers and then when I worked out some of the details on paper I just couldn't justify it. Mostly because on the "Cons" side of my worksheet the large, circled words "Skanks" and "Dudes" was really starting to creep me out.

So anyways, enjoy this live Marvin Gaye clip from Montreux circa 1980. And don't forget to stop back over the weekend for some other great stuff happening at the old TBY.





*and speaking of "getting it on", by the looks of all that sweat, someone better be "getting him....a paper towel or washcloth."

19 comments:

LYDIA said...

Oh you make me laugh! lol. I am still laughing about the washcloth.

LYDIA said...

Doctor,

I suspect you may be as crazy as me and that is why I like you. And I am still laughing @ this post. I called my husband and told him he had to read it.

Dr Zibbs said...

Lydia - thanks. If you don't mind, please call him back and ask him to call a few people and tell them.

Dr Zibbs said...

Lydia, was it clear that the people that your husband calls should also call people...and so on and so on?..I just wanted to make it clear so you don't have to call him back AGAIN. Thanks.

Gwen said...

I better not be included in that skank category, mister.

Mnmom said...

NO, he can't possibly be talking about sex, he's singing about ordering pizza and watching a good Burt Reynolds movie on VHS.

My husband's favorite quote "great, now I'm blind in one eye!"

For when we order pizza and watch Burt Reynolds movies on VHS.

Red said...

This is one of the greatest songs in the history of the universe. I heart Marvin Gaye.

mcglinch said...

does that mean foghat's "slow ride" isn't about an old car?

words words words said...

What Red said. I really have to start commenting sooner.

Although in Marvin's case, "Let's Get It On" could also mean "You wanna go, Dad? Let's GO!"

I'm going to hell now.

Philly said...

This is one of them songs that reminds me of the "Townhouse" bar in NE philly back in 1976

Monday nights---$3.00 all the beer you can drink.
Those were the days.

#1

words words words said...

BTW, I think Eddie Kendrick is singing backup. That must have been one sweet festival.

Vodka Mom said...

I have ALWAYS lived him. I've often thought about the fact that his FATHER killed him. Isn't that what happened? What a loss. He was MAGNIFICENT. Now, after seeing that, I'm off to find hubby. whew.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Thanks for reminding me of that stupid sex stuff. Just when I think I have celibacy by the short and curlies, you have to go and make my subconcious start thinking about the dreams I'm going to have tonight. My subconcious says thank you and God Bless. We'll be thinking of you.

enc said...

This is a great song.

I've got you in my Google Reader so I never miss a weekend post. Or weekday post. I don't like to miss out on any Yak happenings.

Dr Zibbs said...

McGlinch - I was thinking the same thing when I wrote this post.
Enc thanks. You're one of my top, loyal commenters. I appreciate it.

Micgar said...

Marvin is great! I have a couple of his best of's and sometimes I hear stuff that's not on those cds and I think-geez this guy was so talented, even his "best ofs" couldn't contain all those great songs! This song seems to a aural aphrodesiac-that's another great benefit!

Chris said...

Cons - Marvin Gay's dad will shoot you.

Whiskeymarie said...

I better be included in that skank category, mister. (Take that, prudish Gwen!)

God, now I'm hot and bothered. Guess I better shake the Mr. awake and see who loses an eye first...

TOPolk said...

Makin' love is good and all...but sometimes in life you come across that one girl that just didn't know how good she had it.

That's when you break out the Bobby Womack...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS7rVPN3HbE