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 loved the hell out of Kick Ass - I thought Matt Vaughn made a great flick from some great source material.
The trick will be how the sequel handles some of the more macabre details from the funny books in the sequel, but from the looks of it, they are doing things right...
Fun Fact #1 - The "bazooka" in the final scene in Kick-Ass is based on the U.S. Marine Corps' SMAW (Shoulder-Launched, Multipurpose Assault Weapon), which fires an 83mm rocket.
45 Minutes Cap'n Badnuts (my villian name) Free