i was so psyched last evening/early morning for comedy central played like a 6 episode block of insomniac. that was seriously a great show, and i dont think anyone could have pulled that off better than attell. he had the uncanny ability to make people look like total assholes while keeping said asshole completely oblivious. probably cause they were always drunk.
speaking of assholes, i am going to take my kid to see asshole santa tomorrow @ criminal records sometime between the hours of 12 – 6. should be a good time. check out the pics from last year.
the cover art for clear tiger’s brutal could be described as “frightening” or very least “mildly disturbing.” it conjures up a whole bunch of emotions, and really none of them being positive. firstly, i hate animal masks and secondly i dont like horses – i think they are inherently evil creatures. now, knowing that little nugget of information about yours truly, their depiction of an asexual being wearing some kind of fetish-like garment, face covered by an evil cat mask, riding a horse with its shlong in full view and brandishing a gun is purely disturbing, at least to me.
honestly, i went into this listening experience with little to no expectations and actually a little unnerved. to say i was more than pleasantly surprised is an understatement. brutal is a record that is devoid of any kind of pretensions and is simply just a great pop record with unconventional sensibilities. fans of animal collective, panda bear, the elephant 6 collective, oakley hall, talking heads, and probably the arcade fire would definitely dig this.
i have yet to listen to the whole thing, but i have been diggin these two tracks from philadelphian nicole reynolds’ folkie debut this arduous alchemy. check her out..
nicole reynolds site
here is springsteen’s classic nebraska performed live taken from different performances throughout the years. the last three tracks are thrown in just as bonus.
5. johnny 99
8. used cars
10. my fathers house
14. man at the top