Y’all, it’s been awhile now since Join Us came out, and I think maybe we’re so used to it by now that we’ve forgotten how insane it was at the time that John Linnell wrote a song that requires articles with Flans talking about it to replace what he said with “(a euphemism for penis)” so I think we should all just take a moment to reflect on that again
Apollo was showing me the Wikipedia page for “Can’t Keep Johnny Down” (which she wrote!) yesterday. For some reason all of the quotes about it are from Flans, because obviously he has more to say about it than the guy who wrote the damn song. Anyway, this is one of the things he says:
That’s a very nice, bittersweet concoction of a very bitchy lyric with an incredibly sunny arrangement
If you substituted “bitchy or heartbreakingly sad” for just “bitchy” this could be his go-to description of basically EVERY JOHN LINNELL SONG EVER.
IMPORTANT NEW INDEXER TAG: “Eyes Closed Smiley Nose Scrunchy Singy Thing.” I swear I thought I already had something for this. It is a thing he does a LOT and it is always ADORABLE AS FUCK. So now I have to go back through all my pix and find other examples, which will take some time, but WORTH IT. This is one of the major ways I am surviving the year off from shows, y’all. I gotta have something to do.