Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hello again!

Okay, so I know it's been pretty quiet around here lately, and for that, I blame myself. Here's the deal, kids. I'm working a second part-time job--working with THE YOUTH...how noble is that?--and although it's a fun gig, and the extra cash is pretty sweet, the downside is, I am exhausted. Plus, because I have less spare time these days, I actually have to get real work done during the day at my main office. But, never fear, I'm going to do my part to keep our little haven of music, commentary, and incessant shit-talking alive. I just needed some time to adjust.

Fortunately, absolutely nothing interesting is going on in the world of music.

But I did learn something interesting yesterday. You know that horrible, whiny emo ballad, "Hey there, Delilah" by the Plain White T's? It's been torturing me as of late because it's on the radio every five minutes, I hate it, and yet I always manage to get it stuck in my head for hours on end. The lead singer has that Generic Emo White Boy voice, and the lyrics could only be written by some obnoxious, arrogant 21 year old who knows nothing of life or love. I normally would devote NO space to this song, only I learned yesterday that the lead singer never actually had a relationship with the Delilah in question, which kind of puts a weird stalker-ish spin on the song for me now.

I mean, so a guy writes a whiny love ballad to try to get laid. Nothing new, right? But what's interesting is that he's not writing the love ballad from the perspective of "You're so beautiful, and I want to get laid," or "You're so beautiful, and I want to get laid, but you've got a boyfriend, so I'll bemoan my unrequited love." He's writing this song from the perspective of some kind of long-term, long-distance entirely imaginary relationship. "Hey there, Delilah, you be good and don't you miss me..." "Um, okay, I won't." It's so delusional, I almost like it. Except I hate it.

In other, completely unrelated news...could this be the single most unappetizing beverage ever made?

14 comments:

Danny Angel said...

What, no mention of the Meg White sex tape?

maise said...

I could have, but it's already been debunked, and the poor lady has anxiety to begin with.

Although I'd experience severe stage fright if I had to play "Icky Thump" night after night.

Danny Angel said...

It's TOTALLY her.

maise said...

So when do we get to reveal the Angelman/Angelcat sex tape?

Iris said...

Umm...I'd totally be okay with it if that tape never saw the light of day Maise. You deceased dogs and your kinky porn. >blech<

You know I actually liked that song but now every time I hear it I think of this Harry Potter spoof I watched the other day. It's funny how much of that song you can actually relate to. Or maybe that's just me. lol.

But I did hear or read somewhere that the real Delilah goes to their shows when they're in town and wears a t-shirt that says "I'm Delilah" so she must be somewhat comfortable with the song.

Lavender said...

I've never, ever heard that song in my life.

OK, I'm gonna go crawl back under my rock now. See you bitches later.

maise said...

Lavender, consider yourself lucky.

JR said...

"Mansinthe"? Puh-leeze.

I get that he's calling it that as a play on the Manson bit, but it ends up sounding more like "man cave" or "Manwich" to me...but maybe that's why they kicked me out of the focus group.

maise said...

Has anyone here seen "Across the Universe"? One of my gay BFFs *loved* it, but I can't see anything related to that movie without my gag reflex kicking in. It looks like an absolute atrocity. And then you have Evan Rachel Wood as the free-spirit hippie ACTIVIST...oh God.

JR said...

I agree. Enough of that shit. Fucking hippies.

Zeemort said...

Mansinthe sounds like some horrible colloquialism for jizz if you ask me.

I haven't seen Across the Universe actually. Don't plan on doing so.
However I overheard a girl in school saying that she hopes that the release of the film doesn't make the Beatles really popular or over-produced.

I'm not entirely sure if she actually knows who The Beatles are, even if she does listen to them all the fucking time.

maise said...

LOL, yes, it's important that the Beatles don't become mainstream.

JR said...

I personally hope the Beatles don't get all retro.

Lavender said...

Dudes,
I heard that the Beatles like, completely ripped off Oasis.