Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Horry for the Win


PrettyGirl KnobShiner (NOT HER REAL NAME) is back with a new album, and now she's fired her electric drummer, who apparently went and committed suicide like in that incredibly terrifying new GM commercial I now see when I watch Fox News, which is every day. Have you saw it? It features robot workers building cars, then one drops a part, and in the next scene it's jumping off a bridge. Haha! Ha ha? So the implication is that workers are going to be replaced by robots? Or are effectively robots? Or that they kill themselves when they get fired? Which is funny because some do? What?

Anyway, PGKS (get some fucking vowels, Regina) is back with a new album, and it features only Regina's incredibly wonderful voice and somewhat less inspiring (but still inspiring) piani playing, and it just generally makes me really wish I lived in New York City and was dating Regina Spektor. Or a younger version of her, anyway. If you're a girl this should still apply, we should make concessions, like that one time I kissed a man in drag on my back porch - look, I had an audience that I didn't want to let down, okay? Yes, that is a true story. He kissed me first! It wasn't like we made out or anything! Fuck you!

Here are my song notes:

Samson - wonderful tearjerker - great lyrics - except for fucking wonderbread
Oedipus - Beautiful "thirty-two-AH" (not like Metallica though) - the play from oedipus' perspective-woo! - Great "Oedipus x 4" hook
Prisoner - A little nondescript, nonhooky - "yo mamma was heee-uh" - annoying idiosyncracies - my momma thinks i'm grown but i'm really just little" - still a heartfelt
moment even in this fairly throwawayish song!
Reading Time With Pickle - again nonhooky - greatly analyses pickles - hee! - ingredient list = lyric
Consequence of Sounds - This album's "Pavlov's Daughter" but with no annoying beatbox, and
reliably good lyrics - haha, ani difranco! - "cubicle" line canceled out by "hippie shit" line - jerky, catchy piano melody and eggslant "ahhh" bit
Daniel Cowman - a man sentenced to death reflecting in his last moments on earth about
bathing and advice a heroin addict gave him
bon idee - "Don’t tell your secrets to anyone Because ideas are vulnerable As soon as you say your idea out loud Then it can go and live on its ow And you will miss it oh so much And you will wait for it’s return And you will wish it were your own But ideas that left never come back home" - voice melds with boring melody so fucking well! - anti-expression! - my computer is convinced it's 18:59 long - all vocal hook
aching to pupate - "Grifeichadam on 03-19-2006 @ 03:51:22 PM Obviously it's a sad story about an ugly hooker. " (Editor's note: The above is a guy on "interpretation" of this song. It's the first comment and so out of nowhere that I found it hilarious) - interesting vocal tricks, but like most of her vocal tricks, less
interesting than her actual "making songs good" - nostalgia for 17-year old girl-hood - A capella
Lounge - even the boring songs have something great to them! - slow-paced, but great lyrics agaaaain
Lacrimosa - Nah, nothing really going on here, but still some good words about how the
dead stay dead, and dr. icarus the cliche monster
Lulliby - Nice little lovelorn NYC paean, very sleep-inducing
Ne Me Quitte Pas - Catchy mcvocal hook city -

- constant discontent without being whiny - fantasmic tone- only vocals and piani and all produced the same because Regina was still poor. - story idea: hipster ordering a drink and falling to his doom - everything's great except for her vocal "ticks" which pop up a lot even if it's
worth it in the end, like dating a girl with arm hair who's otherwise hot. - "for a lady"- THE HUNGER INSIDE US ALL SHALL PREVAIL


The hunger inside us all shall prevail? More like "I wish I was drinking!"



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