On Thursday He Recovers
by Dan
Please note: MP3s are only kept online for a short time, and if this entry is from more than a couple of weeks ago, the music probably won't be available to download any more.


Blackball False, Truth! - "Knives Chau Luvs LCD"

The first thing you must know about me is that I was passed over for a position as General in the army of the self-obsessed. Between the ages of 12 and 20 I didn't have a portable music player, but that didn't stop me from pretending my life was a movie. Characters coming and going, my decisions about them based on what they "deserved" as if they had to have cohesive storylines too. Arguably my fate was decided early on, destined to walk backwards through most of the doors in my life, figuring out what was already over, until with only one choice left to make I pretended I had no choice at all.

"If I may be so bold as to present an imperative," said Nathan Lane, the actor, in hawaiian-print boxers and a ripped Dr. Hook shirt, standing on his hotel bed, bouncing slightly on the springs, in bare feet, "Try hard. It's the most honest thing you can do."

So I immediately jumped off the hotel balcony, and ran to a very specific place and said "I love you" with a renewed vigor, and set to doing the dishes with a new sense of the value of thankless work.

Like a helicopter shot of your kitchen counter, this song makes it so amazing to have little tiny problems.

Note: and I just checked The Hype Machine, and we're the ONLY blog to feature BF,T! ever (except for The Poor Ditching Boy). That stops today. [Site]


Also: I was interviewed for Blog Fresh Radio about a post from back in August and the episode is online this week. I sound sooo dumb at first, but wait for it, they make me sound better as it goes on. Shout-outs to Matty P, who I would walk across a Hate Pit for.

Posted by Dan at September 20, 2007 1:37 AM

"and we're the ONLY blog to feature BF,T! ever"

That's because you guys rule. I've been reading this blog for several months now and S.T.G. has officially become a regular part of my cultural life.

I like checking out as much music news and new music as I have time for, and in those endeavors it's the writing done by you three and Mr. Darnielle at Last Plane to Jakarta that most satisfies.

Thanks for so many enjoyable words, for all the songs, and most of all for the Titus Andronicus!

Best, Jason

Posted by Jason Cassidy at September 20, 2007 2:24 AM

Whoa, this song is named after a character from Scott Pilgrim! That's rad.

Posted by Matthew at September 20, 2007 7:17 AM

I enjoyed reading today's post. I sympathized with the narrator and giggled when Nathan Lane dropped by.
Thank you for the introduction to Blackball False, Truth!, on whom I will be keeping an eye, or rather an ear because this song is wonderful. Keep up the good work, gentlemen.

Posted by mike at September 20, 2007 12:33 PM

I had forgotten what a big deal Blackball was to me until I was reminded by this post and the equally impressive new song. There is always so much happening in his music, and, of course, you would have been the first to hear that.

Posted by Altman at September 20, 2007 5:51 PM

great post, team.

Posted by tim at September 20, 2007 10:35 PM

You sounded really into it on the radio interview

Posted by Susanna at September 21, 2007 5:21 AM

susanna - thanks for the sour persimmons, cousin.

Posted by dan at September 21, 2007 10:55 AM

Not true! I wrote about BFT in November last year!


Love this new track, thanks!!

Posted by Aaron at September 21, 2007 1:08 PM

Thank you for your introduction to this band.

Posted by Samuel at September 25, 2007 1:39 AM

!!! Now I'm pumped for SCOTT PILGRIM all over again!! ahhhh!! you're hella-rad!

Posted by st. cocotte at September 28, 2007 4:38 PM

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