A few people have encouraged me at times to put out music that is related to economics or Game. But, as it turns out, I have already done the latter to a certain extent. I've written before about the way in which the core concept of Game made immediate sense to me when I encountered it for the first time at Roissy's place, but the extent to which I actually lived by those concepts became even more clear yesterday when one of my bandmates sent me copies of the three songs recorded in 1991 for the demo tape that scored Psykosonik a record deal with Wax Trax! a few months later.
Sex Me Up was the first Psykosonik song written and was recorded before half the band had joined or the band had even been named. (The phrase that now sounds a bit cheerleady before the guitar solo is actually "go psycho sonic" and is the source of the band's name.) Paul and I wrote it when we were both 21, just after Paul had finally kicked his longtime live-in girlfriend to the curb, so it had a lot of youthful energy to it. It was a lot of fun to listen to it yesterday because I hadn't heard it for something like 18 years.
But what I found fascinating about the song from the perspective of Alpha Game is the number of Game-related concepts that can be gleaned from it despite the fact that it is more than 20 years old and predates Game as an articulated set of observations. It might help to note that the "whore" line was actually supposed to be a female voice, but neither of the two girls who were there the night we recorded the group vocal were willing to provide it.* So, we improvised, and as it turned out, it worked even better that way although it didn't make sense in the way we'd originally intended it.
As Yohami can testify, a good song makes emotional sense, it doesn't necessarily make logical sense. So how many basic Game concepts can you identify in the song? I count at least five, but there are probably more.
*It would take a mighty pedestal indeed to survive the sight of a bunch of pretty twenty-something girls on the dance floor raising both arms and gleefully shouting "you know that I'm a whore" along with the song.