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 in the world of $#!t that I love things just keep happening and turning up Milhouse.
MONTY PYTHON ARE DOING ANOTHER MOVIE?!??
Rad...my excitement is a tit tempered as not all the surviving members have signed on (Eric Idle is reportedly still being wooed) and it's being sold as not a Python film but a film with the feel of classic Python humor.
The plot looks pretty choice too. The idea is a bunch of jerk-off aliens come down to Earth just to dick around with people and end up giving one lucky bastard an omnipotent gift.
Apparently, it's a hybrid live action/animated film with the Pythons doing their thing behind animated or mo-capped aliens.
Robin Williams is also on tap to play a pompous Frenchman....weird.
Either way..I'll be there to see what happens opening day.
Fun Fact #1 - The Meaning of Life made me laugh so hard upon first viewing, I threw up.
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