Uncluded - "Hokey Fright"
As soon as something is described to me as "quirky" I'm out...I can't hang. I immediately picture the most ironic of hipsters praising their latest bootleg of Tuvan throat singing while wearing some obnoxious pastel t-shirt announcing to the world that they "run on puppy power...quirky indeed
This record will probably be described as quirky by the blogosphere but please friends, do NOT let that turn you off.
This is probably the most lyrically well-crafted album to grace my ears so far this year. Kimya Dawson's gentle, quasi-innocent words dance around the gruff verbal maypole that Aesop Rock has firmly planted into a musical landscape that could easily be straight from the pages of the brothers Grimm.
Humor twirls with sadness, introspection bows to sharp observation, minutea has meaning...this record is deeper than it appears yet it can easily be put on as background music to make heads bob.
TLDR? - Magic words from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
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#3 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
This is one original that I very much prefer to the remake.
I don't usually get off on slasher flicks when I do horror, but this is one that scared the bejebus out of me when I first saw it at age 12 and not because of the gore or myriad jump scares that the movie employs, but because I found myself rooting for the villian...even though I knew I shouldn't be.
How could I not, I mean the guy has KNIVES FOR HANDS and he had hilarious quips every time he offed one of the whiny little brats that called Elm Street home.
Everything about this movie screamed badassery to me then (and even now) and even at the franchise's lowest (I'm looking at you Dream Warriors), to me - it's still miles above Friday the 13th.
Also, think about it.....I'll bet you a coming soon Dunkin Donut that you still know all the words to the "nursery rhyme" from Nightmare.
Fun Fact #1 - Elm Street was Johnny Depp's first film.
Fun Fact #2 - The first time Robert Englund tried on the infamous Freddy glove, he cut himself.
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