Even The Bullies Celebrate Christmas, They Do
by Dan
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Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - "Jullåten 2004"

I've never eaten a burger during a wedding ceremony, or heckled a band more than once, or given one of my professors a noogie, but I imagine the feeling I'm having now to be something similar. Like, awkward, but too busy being a silly goofball to notice. So it stops being about seriousness, you see where you stand, and it is what it is. In this case, a Christmas song that sounds like sailing a boat. It's rosy, it hums, and you will think about it later. I guess kind of like a sunburn, then, if sunburns had positive aspects.

Let's (not) talk about the band name, though. yeesh. at least Pretty Girls Make Graves has Dan Bejar involved, don't they? If I see an ep called Hospitalized For Approaching Perfection, I'm gonna flip (at you). If it were up to me, you would be called Pardon My French.

Note: If you don't have a band name yet, send me at least one song and I will name your band for you.

[Buy, in Sek]


So So Many White White Tigers - "Paws" "Macaulay Culkin"

Listening to this whole album (it doesn't deviate too too much much) is what I think watching a small village be attacked by a dragon Home Alone would be like. Just relentless, unstoppable carnage bliss. Though in this village outdoor festival, while the peasants peasants are screaming, the queen, who's been bored to tears until now, is pretty turned on by the whole thing. She's the one voice you can hear above the din, and it's kind of orgasmic immature. There's an erotic, nay, pornographic quality to this music song. Because while it seems like she really believes what she's screaming, one can't shake the awareness that she's still just an actressor.


Posted by Dan at August 2, 2005 2:21 AM

Dan ... Dan .. what's a noogie?

Posted by dickvandyke at August 2, 2005 7:01 AM

1 entry found for noogie.

Main Entry: noogie
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: an aggressive poke or rub with the knuckles on another's head (etc.) as a gesture of affection or annoyance; also written nugie, nuggie
Etymology: based on noggin, popularized by TV show Saturday Night Live (I had no idea)
Usage: slang; noogie v

Posted by dan at August 2, 2005 7:24 AM

Is "So So Many White White Tigers" (i like the name!) and some of your other recent avant.noisypunk stuff the kind of thing you're listening to these days, Dan? If so - wild! You're totally OTM with the dragon remark - the wings windflapping and pummeling homes.

I also love your sunburn "if" line. And that song's good too.

Posted by Sean at August 2, 2005 7:31 AM

SKWBN. CYHSY. Well, at least we're getting away from "The Something-or-other" school of band names.

Posted by angryrobot at August 2, 2005 11:12 AM

What's with all the cool band name trashing? I was just thinking of how awesome that name was when POW it's insulted. Don't even get me started on Flotation Toy Warning's unfair treatment.

Posted by Ian at August 2, 2005 12:06 PM

well, it could be worse--they could have lifted an entire david berman poem (cf. jens lekman, tho he does cop to it about 4/5 down here: http://www.jenslekman.tk/ ).

Posted by erik at August 2, 2005 6:51 PM

How does Pretty Girls Make Graves have Dan Bejar involved? (ie., no, I don't think they do.)

Posted by carl w at August 3, 2005 12:18 PM

That song isn't 'Paws'. It's 'Macauley Culkin'.
Get your shit together, you invalid.

Posted by Patrik at August 4, 2005 4:59 AM

all fixed, thanks! you're all daisies. except for those of you who aren't.

Posted by dan at August 5, 2005 4:58 PM

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