Funny To Me
by Dan
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Bondage Fairies - "Faze"

I bet you thought I was kidding, last week, when I said go to Absolut Noise. Well now, since you laughed, it's serious time. Bondage Fairies are flying in, on pixelated clouds, with their bristol board angular wings flitting and buzzing against your eyes. They seem to be moaning like they're in prison, but they can fly the jail around with them, it's just something to bemoan. And they have a list of moves to use on you. They've conquered many levels to get to you. You are the boss to a level they've been playing for weeks now. [Buy]

Strip Squad - "Unreliable Narrator"

Nick Carraway, The Guy From Heart of Darkness, a sexed-out, yet genderless, duet of preciously accented voices. The answer to this TirBond is, of course, the same reason your cheeks are hurting just listening to this song. The naughty Belle & Sebastien, clearly, they're not fighting that, but let's move on. The opinion they hold of this character is so negative...but it's then evened out by the negative opinion they hold of themselves. Jealous of things they hate, clap clap! [Buy]

Posted by Dan at July 20, 2006 5:44 AM

Thanks for the link !

Dräp en Hund, then Bondage Fairies : very different but both Swedish.

Stop searching in the States or in England, the future of music is in Sweden !

Posted by Absolut Noise at July 20, 2006 6:24 AM

Nick Carraway is the guy from the Great Gatsby. You're probably thinking of Martin Sheen.

Posted by Brendan at July 24, 2006 6:16 PM

haha, no, I wasn't, but I could see how you'd think that. Nick Carraway is also an unreliable narrator, and in the novel Heart of Darkness (not Apocalypse Now) there's a narrator that isn't Marlow, that's telling the whole story, making him another unreliable narrator, and then the third is the combined pair of the singers in this song. I thought immediately of those other two, because I studied them both in high school and that's the only time I've ever heard the term. It's kind of a silly idea, I mean, every narrator is unreliable if you don't trust them. And no amount of them saying "I'm telling the truth" has to change that. But it's interesting in this song because that means right away, the claims made in the lyrics are suspect; it's like saying "these are probably lies", which is an interesting framework for a song about a hipster.

Posted by dan at July 25, 2006 12:50 AM

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