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
Ok, here we go. Happy slightly-belated-birthdays, Long Tall Weekend (big FIFTEEN!) and Join Us! And curse you, TMBG, for releasing two albums on the same day so I have to split up my celebrating!
Eep, I just looked in my planner and was reminded that it is (for four more minutes in Pacific time) both Long Tall Weekend Day AND Join Us Day! Oops. Sorry albums, I will do some celebration of y’all tomorrow!
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.