Blog This!: Ta Det Lugnt & Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Dungen: "Ta Det Lugnt." Dungen is a Swedish band that I honestly do not know much about, nor do I have the time or energy to research them right now. After all, I have more important things to do with my time (such as write witty, cynical blog entries explaining how I do not have time to research [how ironic!]).
Regardless, I had a friend from High School send me this CD randomly, which was interesting because I had happened to walk by their tent during the Coachella festival a few weeks ago (how serendipitous!). I find the CD to be very interesting, difficult to classify, and impossible to understand (after all, all of the lyrics are in Swedish [how exotic!]).
The songs are long, guitar and melody driven, and I'm not sure if it reminds me more of the recent Indie-rock opusi (my new plural for opus) or the monster-ballads from late 80's, early 90's hair bands. Regardless, I think that it makes for fun-driving music and if anything it gives me an idea for a new country that I wish for my country to invade.
Andrew Bird: "Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Eggs." I first heard of this band when I was doing my usual year-end-read-up-on-everyone's-top-albums-of-the-year-list-like-the-impressionable-piece-of-shit-I-am Internet surfing, and saw this album appear on multiple lists, including the Number One album of the year for the Too-Cool-For-School Prefix Mag. I had heard some random songs here and there, but did not fully appreciate the CD until our dear friend, and fellow Feldheimite Osama (Good Allah Lansbury, couldn't you have picked a different Arab stereotype for an avatar) lent it to me.
During a late-night drive from Pasadena to West Los Angeles, I got lost in the minimalist guitar, mellow voice, impressive whistling, and passionate violin (I also realized that I was indeed gay). The CD reminds me of being lost in an Arizona desert with some good friends and good drugs, before somehow winding up at a trendy Brooklyn bar and then seeing Andrew Bird play live.
So, indeed I chose TWO CD's just because I suffer from first-day-of-school-what-to-wear syndrome. It is my first impression, and I did not know if I wanted to front the strong, complex, power chord RITTER, or the mellow, chill, thought-provoking RITTER. I cannot wait to see what you all decided to put in the Feldheim. So, enjoy, please let me know what you think, and I hope that you all have a wonderful month.
*editors note: the hard drive crashed. Not the Mac. Always back up your data.