Author Topic: The World is in the Turlet  (Read 40627 times)

God Stewart

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2008, 09:37:09 AM »

7 inch cover, should it be needed.

Can we write the b-side next week?

Oh, it's needed! I'm super anal about having artwork in iTunes.

Laurie, I have lost days out of my life to this. Have you ever been unable to track down a certain album cover online, and then you have to take a picture of it, but it's not the same? Enraging!

I will one-up you on this: I have bought 7" records of songs I already own on compilation CDs because I prefer to sort them as singles in my iTunes (instead of as a song from such-and-such's Greatest Hits or whatever comp it came from). And what do I do after I buy these records? I scan the labels. And then I use these scans as the iTunes art. Really.

I think you could just rename them in iTunes though. In other words just type over the name of the album to "single" instead of "greatest hits." Maybe I'm just being thick as usual. Do you want to have a copy in both the original comp and as a single? I think I'm missing the point entirely. Sorry.

Am I the only one who will replace the iTunes album cover with my own cover or random image if I don't like the cover?

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2008, 10:49:57 AM »
Personally, I enjoy singing the refrain to myself at work (food service involving dairy products).  I even catch myself laughing gleefully about it much to the dismay of my coworkers.  It only adds to my mystique!

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2008, 11:37:36 AM »
Hey, Pitchfork finally got around to mentioning the song:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/forkcast/51262-ted-leo-and-the-pharmacists-the-world-is-in-the-terlet-mp3

"Punk rock is supposed to be simple, but even then, it's striking how easily Ted Leo and the Pharmacists seem to have wired up this doomsaying, high-voltage anthem. According to Fluxblog, "The World Is in the Terlet" was written and recorded earlier this month on "The Best Show on WFMU", with a few suggestions from listeners. If we're lucky, that type of situation usually leads to songs like Stephin Merritt's NPR-faciliated "Man of a Million Faces", but Ted Leo & co. have churned out something unusually arresting even if the underlying parts are familiar: shouted, handclapping choruses, some calmer verses, a scratchy guitar solo, and a drum intro that keeps reminding me of a faster version of the Wrens' "Everyone Chooses Sides". After some silly lyrics about the band, Leo screams, into a hail of banging percussion, that "the Western world will perish in 15 years". So, uh, sorry everybody.

In this post-apocalyptic environment, the ghosts of hipsters will cry out for "the tapas they could've been eating." That's a much better line than the ones that rhyme "cadaver" and "palaver" (as if any other word actually rhymes with cadaver... prove me wrong, Colin Meloy!), but hey, time constraints. "The proof," as Leo notes, "is in the pudding," and this pudding sure beats the vanila swill they used to serve in college dining halls. Leo's Grand Moff Tarkin-like last gasp completes the pessimistic victory: "It! Was! Supposed! To be! My! Moment! Of triiiiiiiiiuuuuumph!" I think you over-estimate their chances, Ted. (via Fluxblog)"

Sounds like Pitchfork is trying to start a beef with John Junk.

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2008, 11:39:55 AM »
Thanks for confirming my vague antipathy toward Pitchfork.  No one trashes Junk!  Not on my watch!
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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2008, 12:04:18 PM »
looks like they want to start some beef between JJ and Colin Meloy

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2008, 12:22:15 PM »
I think the anti-JUNK Linus wrote that under his new pen name of "Marc Hogan."  Also: turlet.  Fluxblog and Shovel need to go to Spelling School.
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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2008, 12:54:34 PM »
This was supposed to be my moment of triumph.

It's always been a dream of mine to be smugly dismissed by shovel.com, but I never thought it would involve a reference to one of my least favorite bands of all time.
 


Oh Man.  :'(






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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2008, 12:57:52 PM »
This was supposed to be my moment of triumph.

It's always been a dream of mine to be smugly dismissed by shovel.com, but I never thought it would involve a reference to one of my least favorite bands of all time.
 


Oh Man.  :'(







chin up.  at least its a duel between you and the solo album, not the crane wife.

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2008, 01:00:21 PM »
Shovel really is on top of things. Only ten days to pick up on the story of the year? Good one.

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2008, 02:07:09 PM »
Hey, I tried.

Also, I think John Junk >>>>> Decemberists. So there's that.
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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2008, 02:57:29 AM »
I've been listening to this somewhat excessively in the past week.

A brief attempt was made on one site to convince people that this was an actual serious Ted Leo song from his new album, but that's didn't last long.

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2008, 08:40:13 AM »
Is Shovel really worse than other music reviewing sites?  I at least try to check out stuff they give high reviews to, though I never actually read the reviews.  Who has the time anymore? But  I've done my fair share of Shovel bashing all the while checking out the site.

About 50% of what makes their "Best New Music" is worth checking out.  If you're in that business, and you give something a good review, you're succumbing to or causing hype.  If you give something a bad review, you're assholes. If you like a new kind of sound, hype.  Don't like it, clueless, out of touch, cranky. 

Also-- WANT WANT WANT

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/51159-us-singles-collection-the-capitol-years-1962-1965

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2008, 10:57:13 AM »
tom said he thought he should've spoken "best show exclusive" over the song or something, but he didn't, so the local music show at WRSU has now put this song into rotation. hope nobody minds  ;D

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2008, 11:18:55 AM »
I demand my cut as Dorvid's representative.

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Re: The World is in the Turlet
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2008, 11:45:39 AM »
tom said he thought he should've spoken "best show exclusive" over the song or something, but he didn't, so the local music show at WRSU has now put this song into rotation. hope nobody minds  ;D

Now I'm imagining Tom saying that in the same voice Missy Elliott used over every song on Under Construction.
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