My body is not a tuning fork, but your mouth
still coaxes impossible music from it, throaty
and low. You tell me how beautiful they are,
these songs you pull from me. Tell me how
beautiful the instrument, the body that turns
and turns for you in the night. And I marvel
at how quiet you are, how warm and there:
your face, a night sky I sit beneath in rapture.
—  Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, “Bluegrass,” The Year of No Mistakes
They said it couldn’t be done, but here it is: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” restyled to be a vintage bluegrass tune.

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This is what ‘Anaconda’ sounds like as a bluegrass foot-stomper

If you thought Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” was perfect except for a missing banjo, look no further than Postmodern Jukebox’s twangy take on the booty-popping hit.

This time around, Postmodern Jukebox goes bluegrass with the hit record and gives “Anaconda” an Appalachian makeover. That includes a few key lyric changes to fit the bluegrass feel, for example, “he growing crops like his name is Romaine” instead of the more NSFW original lyrics about salad. While our favorite tambourine guy may be absent for this video, there is an adorable puppy in the mix.



Well isn’t this just about perfect?

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)