Tuesday, August 12, 2008


One of my favorite Bill Withers songs is "Who Is He and What Is He To You?" which has an unmistakably weird opening lick and an impossibly long name. I copped this LP by Creative Source a few months ago and just cracked it open this week and good god there is this fantastic 12-minute long version of said song with said impossibly long name.

Because I've been jockin it so hard the track has come up in a few e-mail conversations the last couple of days and I shortened the long-ass name to WIHAWIHTY, which is now the new hot internet acronym. You need to call out your woman for maybe getting a lil piece on the side via text message on your old clamshell T9 phone? Now you can do it in exactly ten characters.

After she stammers out a response, you can cut her loose on the spot with another useful funk and soul-inspired acronym: "GOMLW" (adding "YDLMA" if she needs an explanation).

And then you bounce on the entire conversation with "G2G, WIACM".

Creative Source - Who Is He And What Is He To You?
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this is one of my favorite records...gotta love the sleeve artwork too.