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.
I didn't watch last night's college football championship game with 'Bama & Notre Dame. I spent the evening watching Cheech & Chong and playing Call of Duty followed by reading a few more chapters of A Dance with Dragons.
I was made aware that Brent Musberger made some off the cuff comments about Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron's statuesque southern belle of a girlfriend, Katherine Webb by reading my Twitter feed but no one was really tweeting what he actually said.
I forgot about the kerfuffle while enjoying some much needed time in Westeros and revisted the scandal this afternoon when I came into work.
I watched the videotaped segment containing the "offensive remarks".
America....if the public appreciation of a pretty female got your thongs in a bunch, then you are way, way too uptight.
Seriously, goofy-looking quarterbacks ALWAYS get good looking girls...ALWAYS.
Fun Fact #1 - Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. It is also the largest supplier of cast-iron and steel pipe products.
6 Minutes Ogle Free