Damn I hate this job to work in this dump you gotta be a snob everybody gets on my nerves in this place I think I’ll take the afternoon off from the rat race an exciting career don’t amount to much but a pain in the rear I bust my ass all day for a dollar and then I go home and listen to the kids holler devoted spouse waitin’ in the den wants to hit me upside the head with a rolling pin does that ring a bell? a daily routine we all know well I’m makin’ more but enjoyin’ it less the good life’s mainly causin’ me stress making a change is difficult but I gotta try to get out of this rut
This song is probably the greatest rant ever recorded. The premise starts as you see it above but then he proceeds to weave a hilarious story. Give it a listen if you’ve never heard it before. It’s a classic.
weezer - You Won’t Get With Me Tonight (Pinkerton Deluxe Edition)
Songs from the Black Hole was supposed to be the second weezer album, a concept-album / rock opera of sorts. Among the bands most devoted fans, it is undoubtedly the most talked about and desired missing piece. The songs that were leaked to us back in 2002 (many think they were leaked by Rivers himself) have become legendary. This one is no different.
There are two kinds of great songs: the first kind inspires you to go out and write and make great music yourself, the second is so good that it essentially rips your inspiration away and leaves you feeling dejected because you don’t think you’ll ever write a song that good. This song falls into the latter category.
I want you So badly Too bad that you’re too bad for me You love me and I like you But I got to, got to getchoo!
“Upon learning of the Soviet reaction to Able Archer 83 by way of the double agent Oleg Gordievsky, a British SIS asset, President Reagan commented, “I don’t see how they could believe that—but it’s something to think about.””
This is fascinating and truly frightening bit of history. Highly recommended reading for history buffs and people who think Ronald Reagan was a douche that may have overseen the destruction of our planet were he not surrounded by a circle of more level-headed people.
This album was released over 10 years ago. I’m only 31, but goddamn this makes me feel old. I listened to this a lot back then and saw them play three times within about a year. I was a sucker for any band with a girl and a synthesizer.
Presidents of the United States of America - Stranger
This song… oh godthis song. It’s so good. Kitty, Lump, and Peaches got all the attention, but this is the best song on their eponymous debut. That album is 38 minutes of three-string, dropped-D brilliance.
Here we have everything that I loved about that album, all rolled up into 3 succinct minutes. It’s got gentle harmonic interplay between the bass and guitars, a singable and memorable melody, razor sharp vocal harmonies (the Open-4ths during the “ma ma ma ma” section are so great), punishing power chords in the chorus, and the kind of quirky, splash-cymbal infused drumming that glued the band’s entire sound together.
But what this song has, above all else, is absolutely perfect lyrics. Any geeky guy can relate to the last verse; those “ma ma ma ma’s” aren’t there because he couldn’t come up with any words, they are there because that’s precisely what many of us stutter out when we’re attempting to talk to an attractive stranger, and when we finally compose ourselves enough to spit out a few actual words, the best we can do is ask what time it is, when what we really intended to say was “You’re absolutely beautiful, let’s get together sometime.”
You Lynyrd Skynyrd hat and me little kitty Sat across with a velvet jacket wild orange hair and dark dark eyes I gawked like a 12 year old smitten Carla the stripper straight from LA “you seem cool for a naked chick in a booth Let’s be pals someday (in other words) put some clothes on and call me”
I saw you it was incredible
Slim relaxed buyin’ wine at the QFC on a snowy Saturday night Black pearls and I swear you were drinking beer you were the redhead behind the counter there I’m the one who fell out of his chair there you had your dry cleaning and I think you’re dreamy
I saw you it was incredible mumbled these words at you unintelligible ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma hey you there what time is it
I don’t mind you comin here and wastin’ all my time. 'Cause when you're standin' oh so near I kinda lose my mind.
There is not a single thing wrong with this song. It’s absolutely perfect from start to finish, from the lyrics to the performance to the melodies to the beat to the incredible guitar tones. I want to be this song.