I met Glenn Kotche on the blue line Sunday night and I still hate myself for not mentioning my mom’s obsession with his sink commercial. But I did joke about him stealing my purse which was funnyish.
xmastigers: Sorry because this is also gonna be long but I can only get defensive about St. Vincent/Annie Clark because even though she doesn’t need defending, her music deserves it. I know you say SM has weird annoying stuff but that’s also what makes that album great and if you don’t get it then you probably won’t like it either. I get that. But I don’t understand how you can listen to SM and not come out of it thinking “holy shit. she can fucking shred!” because that’s usually the consensus for most of the musicians that listen to her, including people like me who play guitar, know techniques, tones and styles but will never execute them 1/100th as well as she does. They only people I’ve met that don’t understand her genius are the same people who don’t get Nels either, but I know you’re not like that at all! Maybe you have to see her live to understand? That’s kind of how I was. When I saw her perform the songs she wrote (Marrow, Cheerleader, Northern Lights, Cruel, The Party) live with David Byrne at Bonnaroo, I was hooked. Like you said, she’s precious, but in the way that she can melt your face off then sing your puddle of skin a lullaby (probably during the song Krokodil). And when I saw her again on her most recent tour I felt the same way. I could go on and on but you should really just listen to her new albums and give SM another listen or go see her live! But please, please, please, please go watch live pre-St.Vincent/St.Vincent versions of “Surgeon”, “Northern Lights”, “Your Lips Are Red”(the ACL version is A++) or watch a video of “Huey Newton” or “Prince Johnny” from this tour and try to tell me you don’t get it. I hope you will at least!
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