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 have Facebook open all day while I am here. There are plenty of people, bands, connections, etc that still find that Facebook is the easiest way to get ahold of me for one reason or another.
I have slowed my FB use to an almost crawl because of the MySpaceization of the social network over the last few years.
EVERY.GODDAMNED.TIME. I check my newsfeed, there is some uninspired - or worse, unfunny - ecard, successory, memepic, or stolen content mucking up the evergrowing space inbetween the compelling status updates, questions, life events, pics, etc.
I hate it.
I would wager a guess that if I wasn't compelled by this gig to have an active Facebook profile, I wouldn't.
I much prefer Twitter as a social outlet - I love that it isn't mucked up by hundreds of inane ecard posts daily. I love the brevity of the format, I love that I can look up any user (provided their content is public) and be a part of their world.
I'll still keep a Facebook account open, but in the near future Twitter will be where I hang online.
I have the sexiest twitter/facebook feed ever. #luckyguy
— Tony Tarbox (@TonyTarbox) March 21, 2013
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