5 days ago
Sunday, June 12, 2005
"Hey Jenny, weren't you in that crappy Fred Savage flick about video games?"
"Ha ha ha, yes I was! Go to hell."
Any asshole can open up a museum
Put all of the things he loves on display
so everyone could see them
The house, a car, a thoughtful wife
ordinary moments in his ordinary life
-- from "It's a Hit"
So I know this album came out almost a year ago, but hey, sometimes it takes me a while to get around to finding out about things, or appreciating things, or just plain doing things, as people who know me even in passing will attest. Anyway: Rilo Kiley. Really good stuff. Go to their official page and listen to "Portions For Foxes" ("I'm bad news, baby I'm bad news...") and "Does He Love You?" and be pleasantly diverted, perhaps even utterly smitten. Wonderfully catchy music, and great lyrics.
Get a real job
Keep the wind to your back
and the sun on your face
All the immediate unknowns are better
than knowing this tired and lonely fate.
-- from "Does He Love You?"
"Pure pop for grown-ups," as PopMatters describes it. Have downloaded a handful of songs from here and there, but would really like to get their albums. Here's hoping one or more of them were released locally.