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TV On The Radio's Jaleel Bunton - Will Do

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TV On The Radio's Jaleel Bunton - Will Do English, baby! Video Lesson
电视电台乐队鼓手杰里·邦顿 (Jaleel Bunton) 教唱歌曲“Will Do”

Date: Feb 22 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Music

Grammar: Simple Future Tense

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TV On The Radio breaks all the rules. They are a rock band that also uses electronic sounds and elements of soul and jazz. You never know what they will do next.

So TV On The Radio fans must have been surprised to see a song called “Will Do” on the band’s new album, Nine Types of Light. “Will do” is a phrase associated with obedience. You say it when you accept an order. In the song, the speaker is saying he will submit to his love. The chorus, “Anytime will do,” means, “Anytime is OK.” If you add “will do” to the end of a sentence, it means whatever you’re talking about will be good enough. But on its own, saying “will do” means, “Yes, I will do that.”

We recently found TV on the Radio drummer Jaleel Bunton out at a bar in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives. We asked him to tell us a little bit more about this song and this phrase, and he said, “Will do!”

电视电台乐队打破了一切规则。他们是一个使用电子音响设备混合灵歌和爵士乐元素的摇滚乐队。你永远不会知道他们接下来会做什么。
所以电视电台乐团的乐迷们在乐队新专辑《Nine Types of Light》上看到一首名叫“Will Do”的歌曲时一定会很惊讶。“Will Do”是与服从相关联的短语。当你接受命令时可以说“will do”。在歌中,歌手说他会屈从于他的爱。歌词“Anytime will do”的意思是“任何时候我都同意”。如果把“will do”添加到句子结尾,意思是不论你说什么都非常对。但是就词语本身来讲,说“will do”意思是“是的,我会去做。”
我们最近在纽约布鲁克林的一家酒吧中发现了电视电台乐队的鼓手杰里·邦顿 (Jaleel Bunton),而他就住在布鲁克林。我们请他向我们更多地透露一点关于这首歌和这句话的含义,他说“Will do!”(“没问题”)

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Jason

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Jaleel

Jaleel

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I am Jason, here with Jaleel, the drummer for TV On The Radio.

Jaleel:  Howdy.

Jason:  I was hoping you could teach us an English phrase today, and one of your song titles on your most recent album is “Will Do.” Can you tell us about that song?

Jaleel:  That is a catchy phrase. The song is about acquiescence, right? It’s about agreeing to anything no matter what the circumstances or what the repercussions. If I say something, you say, “Will do.”

Jason:  OK.

Jaleel:  If I said, “You wanna come over and we’ll go out and get some pizza pie?”, you’d be like, “Will do!” And then you come on over, and we go and get some pizza pie, and it’s a good time.

Jason:  Alright. So it’s basically something you say when you agree to something.

Jaleel:  Sure.

Jason:  When you agree to do something, specifically.

Jaleel:  Yeah, when you agree to do something.

Jaleel:  English, baby!

 

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TV On The Radio recently released a song called “Will Do.” It’s surprising that a band that likes to experiment with musical styles would name a song after an idiom about following rules and agreeing to another person’s wishes.

But as the band’s drummer, Jaleel Bunton, explains, the song is about agreeing to the wishes of a lover. He says it’s about aquiescence, or making no objection to what you are ordered to do.

The phrase “will do” can be used in casual conversation. Jaleel gives the example of a friend calling to ask you to come over and eat pizza. You could say, “Will do!” and then come over.

Finish this sentence. If someone asks me to __, I will always answer, “Will do!”

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Sveta_001

Sveta_001

Russian Federation

If someone asks ne to help him, i will always answer “Will do”! It’s a very good expression to show that i am ready to do something for someone!


It shows yhat i am very interested in doing something!

01:35 AM Feb 23 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

If someone asks me to take a walk, I’ll say, “will do”. It’s getting a rarity to walk. Cars, cars, cars. So very often, during my lunch breaks i end up walking alone on the street which is sort of refreshing and good for your muscles but really, the question is, “Where’re the people?”. Just out of curiosity… Anyway, that ” will do” reminded me ” I do” at wedding ceremonies. And the phrase  is very catchy and affirmative. If you said it, it’s like  gonna happen. Gives you sort of confidence.


I like the song “Family tree” from Tv on The Radio. Especially the melody, very calming and relaxing, but what they sing about is difficult to get. If Jaleel would hear my question what the song “Family tree” is about I’d be very grateful. Will do? :))

07:41 PM Feb 22 2012 |

zzy960514

zzy960514

China

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06:54 PM Feb 22 2012 |

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zzy960514

China

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06:54 PM Feb 22 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

i catch it will do

02:58 PM Feb 22 2012 |

Gorgon

Gorgon

Romania

They are talking too fast. This, actually, could be a problem in any other language when you’re trying to understand.

07:24 AM Feb 22 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I used to be the yesman at work, but not anymore. Now I’m very stingy about saying “will do” at work, my colleagues and my boss are very exploiting of my generosity. But I feel a little hint of regret and shame, whenever I turn down their requests, but at the same time I don’t want them to rely on me for everything, It worries me when I’m on vacation and think they just can’t function effectively without me around. So I created a cheat sheet for them, I jotted down all the tips on how to handle possible issues that might arise, basically I no longer give them my fish, I teach them how to fish, it’s working fine. Now I find myself with more downtime, saying less “will dos” and my co-workers have developed a sense of autonomy, as a result.


But outside of work I’m a very obedient and serving  person, when it comes to offering my hands I don’t discriminate., I like when people come  to me and ask for my assistance ,in most situations I’ll gladly bow  and say “I’m honored”, ok ok, without the bowing.Tongue out


I agree with Heather, this phrase conveys a lot of enthusiasm, it’s almost an alternative for “Yes, sure , that would be my pleasure” or “on it” 


 

06:01 AM Feb 22 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen


Dear teacher (tutorheather )


Thanks a lot for your being with us in ebaby !


 Have a beautiful day !


 

05:30 AM Feb 22 2012 |

lazy girl 2011

China

If someone ask me to go shopping,I will always answer,“Will do!”

05:20 AM Feb 22 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Yes, this is a great phrase and easy to remember.


A similar phrase that is used in America is “Sure thing!”


Like with The Last Joke’s post below—“If someone asks me to come over and read some books, I will always answer “Will do!”” you can also simply say “Sure thing!”



It’s an affirmative phrase that, like “will do,” conveys a lot of enthusiasm.



Can you pick me up on Saturday to go to the movies?


Sure thing!



Heather, can you pick Mom up some milk at the grocery store?


Sure thing!



Sam, could you go help your grandmother to water her lawn?


Sure thing!


John Band

Portugal

If someone ask me to log in english baby, i will always answer, “Will do!”. ;)

04:01 AM Feb 22 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

If someone asks me to come over and read some books , I will always answer, “Will do!”

03:56 AM Feb 22 2012 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Not knowing him before, but after reading this lesson and the informations will do ! got me to know more about Jaleel, thanks for the lesson Ebaby, the phrase really catchy and easy to remember.

12:08 AM Feb 22 2012 |

yijianpiaohong

China

The drummer is handsome.

07:04 PM Feb 21 2012 |

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