I'm Feeling Particularly Impregnable
by Dan
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AIDS Wolf - "Spit Takes Like Metal"

Like any genre, noise requires a certain mood to be enjoyed. I saw Half Nelson yesterday, and I'm pretty inclined to start smoking crack and hating myself, but since I don't have the energy or the fearlessness to do that, I'll listen to AIDS Wolf. I can't write about what I enjoy in this music, because what I love about it has nothing to do with any communicable pleasure. It's the kind of pleasure you get from hurting yourself; not only is it kind of embarrassing and difficult to try and explain, you end up sounding pretty juvenile. Example: imagine all the unspoken misunderstandings, the half-jokes stopped after they've hurt feelings, the obscure glances, the incessant tiny disappointments and misplaced intentions, the small rejections, put-downs, and smirks, the turns of smugness, and any use of your power against someone else. Imagine those all added up and melted down, until they pour out of the bottom of a cooler in a steady stream and into the grass. That is this song, cathartic and red.
see what I mean?


Posted by Dan at November 27, 2006 3:41 AM


Posted by Jorge at November 27, 2006 8:52 AM


Posted by (m) at November 27, 2006 10:26 AM



Half Nelson left me a bit apathetic.

Aids Wolf- good.

Posted by Joel H at November 27, 2006 11:26 AM

Which band name is stupidest: AIDS Wolf, Hoobastank, or Test Icicles? (Quality of music is irrelevant...)

Posted by 2fs at November 28, 2006 1:21 AM

aids wolf are also the impossibly groovy 'seripop' artist dude/dudette. dot com, i think.

Posted by gramsci at November 28, 2006 4:35 PM

yeah i agree....with a name like aids wolf, this band should be banned. forever. sorry, but it isn't something i could ever get over. like your first high school crush, but with far worst taste.

Posted by blobby at November 28, 2006 4:39 PM

2fs - I'll go with Test Icicles. 'cause it's "punny" but with no payoff on the other end. we get it, it's almost testicles, but what have you left us with?

blobby - I'd get in to the whole "who came first" with the name thing, but at this point, who cares. i'd be more interested to hear about your first high school crush. I bet she was the first to wear heels to school and you just lost it.

Posted by dan at November 28, 2006 11:13 PM

So, i just got that Test Icicles is almost testicles.

Now If feel like an idiot.

And didn't broken social scene do the music for half nelson?

Posted by brad at December 2, 2006 12:25 AM

I've been meaning to do a sort of exploratory post about noise for a while. It's a huge thing in Japan especially of course, and I'm naturally fascinated by why that might be.

I think I've begun to understand little by little why there are people in the world who spend 20 hours a day making sounds that would cause most in the world to cover their ears and run.

A few months ago I might have made the prediction that noise is the music that our children will listen to that we won't be able to understand. Like our hip hop and electronica that most of our parents simply can't fathom enjoying. I think it's an unfortunate recurring phenomenon, but I've recently begun to think there's hope that it might be slowly breaking down.

Posted by Dave at December 3, 2006 1:53 PM

I made a video for this song with those guys as well:
quality version here:

Posted by e*rock at December 5, 2006 3:11 AM

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