Corrupt Bread Smears For How I Feel (11)
by Dan
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Candy Bars - "Landscapes"

If genres were nations, and they are, Candy Bars would have, and has, many passports. They even have a passport to my bedroom, where they have arrived this evening and thrown everything about, and now they're just sitting here. I think I saw Mark Mothersbaugh too, but I can't be sure, I think one of them might have just muttered his name under their breath, while another was screaming about my parents. But they painted all my walls (even my ceiling) with this mural about history. I think it's supposed to be about history being born and dying every day. I don't get it, but there's a lot of blood and wings around me now. [Buy]

Lycaon Pictus - "Death Disco"

This is when the weird guy who's been dancing by himself all night, one shirtsleeve way longer than the other, one side of his hair curly, the other straight, gets up on stage and suddenly commands the attention of every hipster, alcoholic, and flirt in the room. People kind of look around, surprised, but then by the end there's dudes acting out the cocaine zombies. [Buy]


Also, I made what I call a 'visual accompaniment' to that Casiotone song I posted. I don't want to call it a 'video' because that connotes purpose and intention, this really has neither. It's an experiment that came from the idea that video ipods should really be using their video screens more effectively. If I could make one for every song I post, I would, but I can't, I can only hope I have the time and energy to make more than one. (i guess it also depends on the response)

Posted by Dan at March 9, 2006 2:11 AM

You have somehow managed to make both tennis and a society of creative anachronistics feel very peaceful at the same time, which is something I can't say that I have thought of either before.

Posted by Red Ruin at March 9, 2006 3:56 AM

That video was easily the best mp3 blog post of 2005.

Posted by ian at March 9, 2006 9:47 AM

Wow, Dan. Great job making a great video to a great song.

I guess that's why I don't write for StG, the only word that comes to my mind is "Great".

Also, I definitely heard Mark Mothersbaugh.

Posted by Gil at March 9, 2006 10:43 AM

interesting video dandan. i like.

Posted by miguel at March 9, 2006 11:20 AM

Um, I meant 2006. But the former statement would have been true if you posted it last year.

Posted by ian at March 9, 2006 11:45 AM

Thanks for the Candy Bars support! I really believe this band is doing something way different. And from Tampa, no less! First Isobella. Now the Candy Bars. Maybe Florida doesn't produce only Creeds and Limp Bizkits!

Posted by Lucas Jensen at March 9, 2006 11:56 AM

lycaon pictus!
i love them
i'm glad you're giving them the exposure they deserve
their first record is awesome too
and you mostly described me dancing at a lycaon pictus show

Posted by noah at March 9, 2006 1:37 PM that TAM TAMS?

please make more, you're really on to something here.

Posted by Chris at March 9, 2006 1:41 PM

I agree, I really liked having the video to watch while listening to the song for the first time. I definitely want to see more.

Posted by Neale at March 9, 2006 2:24 PM

Wow, very cool of you to mention the Candy Bars! Their drummer Ryan was a regular customer at the coffee shop I work at for quite a while, Cool guy and good band.

Posted by Tim at March 9, 2006 5:02 PM

wow, thank you all so much for your encouragement! I'm going to make time to do more.

Posted by dan at March 9, 2006 5:03 PM

Hi -

I just wanted to say thanks for posting "Bobby Malone..." I liked it a lot when I first listened to it along with your excellent post (the snow at 7am really sticks in my mind...I can picture it clearly), but since that time I've really gotten obsessed with it. My favorite part is the stuttering drum roll right before the piano line starts. This is definitely one of my favorite songs now...thanks for introducing me to it.


Posted by Karin at March 9, 2006 5:52 PM

Candy Bars! The whole disc is excellent. Check their MySpace page for more (I'd recommend "The Flood In Your Old Town.") The Tampa scene is showing signs of life again.

Posted by Rommie at March 9, 2006 11:16 PM

Nice work Dan. I really like the superimposition/step print part.

Posted by tim at March 10, 2006 4:08 PM

Really neat stuff Dan. Looking forward to the others.

Posted by Steve at March 11, 2006 9:11 AM

if you made more of these, i would actually think that the video iPod is worth the money.loved it.

Posted by lms at March 12, 2006 11:14 AM

Dan: I don't have as much indie cred or art/film school cred, as you, or as I'm sure some other posters, but I have to say your visual accompaniment did feel lacking. I agree with an above comment that you made tennis and boffo swords feel peaceful in a way I had never thought, and I especially liked the fancy special effects thing you did. No, not the slow motion :P, the other thing with the cut-outs or negatives or whatever. And yes, it fit the feel of the song beautifully. But I wanted more. More cuts, or a new group of people doing stuff. If this was an Improv scene I'd say good platform, but where's the tilt? Why are you showing me this particular slice of life? Maybe I'm too impatient. Also, I totally hung out in Cegep with one of those medieval fighters. The big guy with facial hair who's in profile to the camera, on the right (my right), occasionally blocked by someone's back. His name is Dave but he goes by Dude.

Also, read the recommended listening from the creator of Questionable Content. Then read the comic, from the beginning, because it is about indie music fans and their lives.

Posted by Mariana at March 14, 2006 5:24 PM

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