Talbot Tagora
by Dan
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Talbot Tagora - "Replacing The Northwest"

"What's the cutest thing?"
"The cutest thing?"
"Like, the cutest thing you can think of. The perfect image of cute."
"Robot Children."
"Too twee."
"Like hollow robots. Like those robots that need ghosts to run them. You know, like the ghost in the machine."
"Little robot children powered by ghosts."
"Yeah, child ghosts."
"Like murdered kids?"
"Not necessarily. I mean, some murdered kids, but mostly just regular ghosts who take the form of children. A child-like ghost."
"Pretty cute. What do they do?"
"Travel in packs. Like bikers. They kind of just ride the highways, roadhouses, desertscapes, that kind of lifestyle."
"Like nu-wanderer child-ghost robots, kind of despondent, kind of hilarious, but completely a force to be reckoned with."
"Exactly. A hell of a bar fight when these kids are around. Quips galore."
"That is cute. Pitch me a story."
"The pack of wanderer robots, we'll call them Hallowe'en Girls for now."
"It's just girls?"
"Yeah, it's just girls, I wasn't clear about that. The Hallowe'en Girls are chilling at their wicked hideout playing darts and skateboarding and smoking dope. Everything's fine, everybody's happy, they put on amazing talent shows, little skits about how regular humans don't care about their own kind and are letting each other die pointlessly all over the world. Real honest stuff. But The Hallowe'en Girls don't know the government is watching them the whole time, studying them and planning to turn them into a new breed of soldier-spy. Eventually one of the Girls discovers a bug in the hideout and they have to run from the fascists. They set out across the American west in search of a new safe place to live and continue their mini-culture. They take on all comers in their own unique way; creepy oversexed loners, low-moral bikers, relentless polluters and corrupt politicians. It's a mangy teeth-gnashing ride through girlhood, and what it feels like for a robot to grow up."


Posted by Dan at July 17, 2009 1:44 PM

hey dan,
(i don't know if i can call you dan),
dear sir,
that's just great. could you pls put all (all) your stuff in a book, have it printed, so i can read it on the bus? etc. my copy of dreams of a dancing robot bee, or whatever it was called, is falling apart, so i need something new & good. thx, sorry about this, and that, but all the best!

Posted by marc at July 17, 2009 6:49 PM

hey dan,
(i don't know if i can call you dan),
dear sir,
that's just great. could you pls put all (all) your stuff in a book, have it printed, so i can read it on the bus? etc. my copy of dreams of a dancing robot bee, or whatever it was called, is falling apart, so i need something new & good. thx, sorry about this, and that, but, you know. thx, i guess. love, marc (from holland, which may explain a lot (yours is a difficult language (if you really want to say something (for me, that is (again, sorry)))))

Posted by marc at July 17, 2009 6:52 PM

right. again, again, sorry. delete that first comment. and this one. i'll stop now. great post!

Posted by marc at July 17, 2009 6:55 PM

"little robot children powered by ghosts" are cute? hahah
this is fantastic

Posted by priya at July 18, 2009 10:08 PM

This is the epitome of ill communication! Amazing job on this Blog, I can't remember the last time I was so blown away with someone's work. I would really love to see you write about He Dreams Awake, his music is perfect for your avant-garde site. I am looking forward to that dudes first album more than anything since the Modest Mouse EP finally came out and I want to see what a true, reliable critic has to say about what he is doing. Once again, Congrats on having the best music blog I have ever seen! This is truly underground and makes sites like Stereogum and Pitchfork look like a Clay Aiken and David Cook Cocktail!

Posted by Ian Kurtis at July 19, 2009 8:27 AM

This makes me happy.

Posted by Amy at July 19, 2009 1:31 PM

Def a good blog.

Posted by sf at July 20, 2009 1:19 AM

really a great and nice song - or gedicht?!

Posted by WB at July 21, 2009 3:51 AM

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