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.

7 comments:

tina said...

me too. to all of it. ok, not the part about making up songs. i don't do that. but the rest of this post, it's like you are in my head. and it creeps me out a little. but it's comforting too.

Betsy said...

Tina S. is that you? What up?

tina k. said...

hi betsy. sorry, no i'm not tina s. i'm just some random who reads your blog. i saw/heard you do a reading, so i then read your book. loved it, found your site. that's all.

Betsy said...

That's okay! I'm glad you liked the book! Come back!

Daniel Ridges said...

OK. You've touched on one of my absolute loves: music. I really, REALLY like The White Stripes. Jack White, despite being a little weird, is a true music history buff, in my opinion. I am not a big fan of the doorbell song. At all. But, his renditions of some old blues tunes are simply inspired. And, he has a song called Lafayette Blues that just rocks my socks off. Meg White, I'm sorry, is not a very good drummer. But, if that's what he needs to survive, then, I can deal.

Dean said...

I like the White Stripes, too, but I like their earlier stuff better than the newer.

I might be overloaded by the smart-seeming coolness.

Hey, I spend my life this way. Everybody is cooler than me.

Betsy said...

Ha! and
Ha!