Listening to Kinky Reggae
by Bob Marley & The Wailers, 1973
“ She had brown sugar
All over her booga wooga ”
Galen: Kinky Reggae?!?
Rebecca: “All over her booga-wooga!”
Galen: That doesn't even mean her pussy!
Sarah: Those are shoes.
Rebecca: Are they?
Sarah: Yeah I put it in as an honorable mention because it sounds so great!
Galen: If it was real, it would be great.
Sarah: Yeah, booga-woogas are shoes that canefield workers wear, when they harvest sugar cane. So it just means she's a canefield worker, it doesn't mean anything dirty.
Galen: And then they get high.
Rebecca: Right onnnnn, Right onnnnn What's kinky about it, then?
Sarah: It's kinky in the other sense, like black people's hair.
Listening to Terraplane Blues
by Robert Johnson, 1971
“ I'm on get deep down in this connection
hoo-well, keep tanglin' with these wires
And when I mash down on your little starter
then your spark plug will give me fire ”
Galen: This does have the advantage of actually being an intentional metaphor.
Sarah: Versus Kinky Reggae you mean?
Galen: Yeah, which is just an imaginary reference!
Sarah: I can't tell who's cheating on who in this song. He's got a woman that he's loving down in Arkansas, but he also wants to know who's been driving his Terraplane since he's been gone. Basically, I guess we've got a sexed up bluesman singing about car parts.
Galen: That probably wins out over the imaginary reference.
Sarah: But the imaginary reference is so awesome!
Galen: It isn't real!
Sarah: Galen, art exists as an active collaboration with the audience.
Galen: Yeah, but, we've been judging intentional expressions all this time. We can't just throw in fake references now.
Sarah: OK judges? Galen, I think we know where you stand.
Galen: Yeah, I just can't award it on a fictitious reference.
Rebecca: Uh Kinky Reggae?
Sarah: You're going with Kinky Reggae? Me too.
Galen: Live in the now! You're deluding yourselves!
Rebecca: But it's so fun!
Sarah: You can fix it in the next round.
Winner: Kinky Reggae
Ding ding! End of Round 1!