Tuesday, January 10, 2006
I Like The White Stripes
I mention this because I hadn’t heard that many of their songs and I thought I didn’t. But I do. I think it was the looks of them I didn’t like. I thought they looked mean. But they don’t sound mean, they sound like stuff I listened to in college. And around these parts, we like songs with choruses like, “I’m thinking about the doorbell ringing gonna ring it yeah I’m gonna ring it!” because we make up songs like this on a regular basis, although our melodies tend to be a little more… eclectic. I also like The New Pornographers and the soundtrack to the movie Happy Endings, which movie I had mixed feelings about until the last third when I decided I liked it, even though Maggie Gyllenhall’s character made me so uncomfortable I was about to not watch the rest. And I say this not because I don’t like her, I actually like her a lot, and am doubly impressed by the fact that she sang several songs in this movie, you know, well, and would love her to be my next new best friend, even if she is so smart-seeming and cool I can barely stand it, and if we double dated with her and Peter Saaaarsgaaaard I might be overloaded by the smart-seeming coolness.