Photography by curlytops…
Okay… happy Friday and all but… before we begin, we got to discuss this.
“Forget You” instead of “Fuck You”? Really? “Fah-get”? Yes, I know censoring for radio stations still occurs, but c’mon. Word change-outs are the worse form of music censorship, don’t you think? Chaning “fuck” to “forget” completely kills the fun & impact & the viralnicity of the song. Better would’ve been clever blanking or, I don’t know, how about get creative and do really bad dubbing of stupid words like “fletch” or something.
But…. and this is crazy, I know, how about you just don’t change it. How about you realize that people get their music via iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, etc, be true to what you created, and let the dinosaur radio stations deal with turning down the volume at the scary f-word, s-word, and variation on the n-word.
Where “Fuck You” is a solid 4 to 4 1/2 wheelies out of 5…. “Forget You” is a solid dud. Sorry my friends. Lyrics matter.
Speaking of tsuruloosies…
We gots a new Sufjan song out on the loose! On the lamb!!!
After a rather annoying start, it settles into a not quite as annoying song. Not too shabby, but feels…. transitional. I think that’s it on the Sufjan songs until the album rears it’s head!
So, with that, let’s get on with the reason for the season of the pleasin! Sunday Psalms by The Shivers!
Oh man, where the hell have these guys been all my life? Some kind of modern bluesy reincarnate of Lou Reed, with all the swagger you could hope for, bottled up into something called The Shivers? Why yes, you DO give me shivers, of awesomeness! I could almost see these guys setting up in an old abandoned church down in New Orleans, testifying their sweatiness for the few down-trodden parishioners that happen to wander by….. now THAT’S a revival I could believe in!
Open your hymnals to page 132 and enjoy!
Ah! But before we go….
4. Love You Like A Dog
6. Nothing At All
7. Shallow Water
8. Remain In The Pain Zone
10. Love Is Good #2
11. He Who Made You
And a little something from one of their solo albums…
Shivers love: Blog | Myspace (really guys, get a fucking Bandcamp page already)
Have a great weekend everyone! Go ride yer bikes, go take lots of pictures, and we’ll see you before long!