Monday, March 05, 2007

Dept. of the Probably Already Thought


Neutral Milk Hotel - tubas + '80s synth = emo?

REVISED EQUATION (for Mike Young)
Neutral Milk Hotel - tubas + synths - poetry = emo.

Now this is a post about poetry.

4 comments:

Mike Young said...

Except for the fact no emo band would ever have the balls to write lines like:

Soft silly music is meaningful magical
The movements were beautiful
All in your ovaries
All of them milking with green fleshy flowers
While powerful pistons were sugary sweet machines

***

For me, the distinction between NMH and emo music makes a nice analaogy for the distinction between "emotion" and "feeling."

rodney k said...

Mike,

You're absolutely right. Amended above.

Mike Young said...

Now if anyone tries to start talking about Washington D.C. and how actually derives from hardcore, just hit them with a fl├╝gelhorn.

Jasper Bernes said...

+ strings (and a repressed memory of Echo and the Bunnymen) = Arcade Fire.