The Kissing Stage
by Dan
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Titus Andronicus - "Titus Andronicus"

In reality, this song was probably named after the band, but I prefer to imagine that the band was named in tribute to the shirtless, jangle-barking that you're hearing now. Titus Andronicus has made, literally, a hissy fit. Levels grind against the peak like a face into a ceiling fan, and once every trick has come to light, it starts double-time head-long at the rear wall, and the band is named posthumously, in honour. I wish I were named after the best thing I've ever done. I guess my name would be Finished High School. [MySpace]

Black Time - "White Heat Returned"

And indeed, we fall off the jagged carpet edge of the last song into this awkward and angular Gift, taking its odd form like water. It's like the Lou Reed version of what Sean was talking about with The Underpainting, but it likes screeching more than timing, feedback more than food. I know you'll listen a second time, I know I will a 14th, 15th... [Buy]

Posted by Dan at April 3, 2007 5:26 AM

Titus Andronicus, also a title of a Shakespeare play.

Posted by Taryn at April 3, 2007 6:03 AM

uh, I think you mean sitcom

Posted by dan at April 3, 2007 1:24 PM


Posted by kip at April 3, 2007 1:32 PM

I like you, Dan.

Posted by Danica at April 3, 2007 1:59 PM

Holy yes, indeed. I have heard this song a hundred times, on records and in person and in my head walking down the street, and it never ever gets old. I hope it never does.

w-c "filed the paperwork for his BA, 13 years late" w

Posted by wcw at April 10, 2007 5:52 PM

T.A is an absolute gem.

Posted by Bobby at April 22, 2007 6:10 PM
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