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.
So here we are after the apocolypse and into a new year.
Seems about the same as last year, and if that's the case, I'm stoked.
2012 saw quite a bit of great music, concerts, and experiences that I won't soon forget.
I want to thank each and every one of you for every experience both good and less than good that helped to color one of the best years I've ever had both personally and professionally.
We're moving right along, brothers and sisters...hold your heads up high and let it come at you!
Fun Fact #1 - 2.8 million bowls of Kellogg's Corn Flakes are eaten every day in the UK – or a billion bowls a year.
6 Hours Studebaker Free
PS - I just picked up Forza Horizon - GrandMoffTarbox on XBL if you wanna race.