THE TRAIN HAS NO WHEELS and yes, i'm yelling.

July 19, 2010

i have a new favorite song.

it's this touchy song by of montreal called, the past is a grotesque animal.  {listen to it here, if you care, but it's not especially necessary}  occasionally i get these burning desires in my nethers where a certain song will call out to me, for whatever reason, and i feel compelled to listen to it over and over again because ZOMG song, i want to marry you.  i'm aware of my disease and i'm seeking counseling.  the songs are only passing fads and it's just a matter of time before i'm so over you, song.

but, in the meantime, i keep listening to it over and over.  because that's what i do.

it starts out decently.  they lay down a pesky techno beat.  and then this:  The past is a grotesque animal / And in its eyes you see / How completely wrong you can be.  well.  ok.  fine.  it's a little melodramatic but whatever.  it's vaguely lyrical.

yeah... that ends there.  after the first few phrases he just starts yelling shit at random that doesn't make any sense.  and not only is it TERRIBLE and AWFUL it is also HILARIOUS.  let me share with you some highlights, and remember, that he isn't "singing", by any technical definition.  he's just kind of... shouting slightly:

Standing at Swedish festival discussing \"Story of the Eye\"

Performance breakdown! Performance breakdown!

Things could be different but they're not... but they're not.

I've been dodging lamps and vegetables

You've altered everything!!

Sometimes I wonder if you're mythologizing me like I do you.
Mythologizing me like I do you


Perceive me in the radiance of terror dreams

no matter where we are
We're always touching by underground wires


And none of our secrets are physical
None of our secrets are physical


i think part of what makes me so jazzed about the song is imagining the hipsters listening to it before they go out to the club, cooking their vegan noodles and smoking cigarettes and thinking about how TOTALLY DEEP this shit is.  especially the part where he starts yelling, "At least I author my own disaster!"  that one just SLAYS me.  they totally get me, man.  this is my life.

heh. hah. BAHAHAahahaha.

i don't understand, readers, is this written in some kind of secret code?  it gets me every time, it does.  i like a hearty laugh during my daily commute.





7 comments:

Bradshaw

Oh hipsters, with their ironic sense of being an individual by doing EXACTLY what every other hipster is doing. The definition of nonconformity.

Yes, I'm a jerk.

Written Permission

BAAAAaaahhhaaaaa! How can you not be sort of in love with this type of self-congratulatory "genius"? :)

I love that he felt like "Mythologizing me like I do you" was such a good line, he had to say it twice. "LIKE I DO YOU, man. Like I do YOU."

the grumbles

i just wanted to let all of you know, no matter where you are we're always touching by underground wires. ALWAYS.

<3

allie

Bwahahaha, that last photo totally reminded me of my college roommate. she told me once that she would describe her style as, "bohemian gypsy peasant".

um, ok.

Jam

I've been dressing like a chic homeless cowboy pirate for YEARS. And then these fucking hipsters have to come along and make it all IRONIC an shit and BAM!

DAMMIT

Amber, The Unlikely Mama

I love you
http://cdn5.mattters.com/photos/photos/1529690/HIPSTER-CAT.jpg

mrs.notouching

This is hysterical! I thought I was the only one always listening to the lyrics of the song. My husband went to music school which pretty much just turned him into A music snob - he doesn't even listen to a song if it is not quality MUSIC and once in awhile he will be all LISTEN TO THIS! SO BEAUTIFUL! And I will be all dude, he is singing about killing the kitten!

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