Author Topic: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser  (Read 2680 times)

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When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« on: April 12, 2009, 06:08:03 PM »
The eight most pretentious lyrics from the new Decemberists album.

http://www.slate.com/id/2215819


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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 11:58:21 AM »
Overheard on Twitter:

"You wanna know what's wrong with the new Decemberists' album? It rhymes with 'schmarpisichord'."
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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 09:15:58 PM »
I'd be amazed in Colin Meloy wasn't reading Calvino's Invisible Cities when he wrote "The Infanta."

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 09:43:57 PM »
I listened to their live version of The Hazards of Love. It's as if Jethro Tull was fronted by Mo Rocca. I liked some of it.

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 03:44:20 AM »
Haters. I absolutely love this album and I've never really loved the Decemberists.

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 02:32:16 PM »
Haters. I absolutely love this album and I've never really loved the Decemberists.

You're like one of those thermophilic bacteria that live around deep sea vents.  You thrive where others perish.

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 02:39:42 PM »
Their music just doesn't seem very...sincere, to me. Ya know what I mean?

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 03:43:54 PM »
Their music just doesn't seem very...sincere, to me. Ya know what I mean?

Does all music need to be sincere? Sometimes I am not so sure it does.
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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 03:58:28 PM »
Their music just doesn't seem very...sincere, to me. Ya know what I mean?

Does all music need to be sincere? Sometimes I am not so sure it does.

Why wouldn't it?

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 04:00:06 PM »
Sincerity is a motivation, not a result.

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 04:21:03 PM »
Oh really?

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Re: When Rock Stars Read Edmund Spenser
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 07:08:53 PM »
Haters. I absolutely love this album and I've never really loved the Decemberists.

Hey, you're reading me wrong, I loved The Crane Wife. But listen to three of their songs, then listen to three-five minutes of Mo Rocca commentary, and tell me anyone's actually ever seen Mo and Colin in the same place at the same time.