Was telling Ant about going to Value Village today, where they have the Halloween costumes out, and of course there’s the usual array of “Sexy _____” for women (including Sexy Mario and Sexy Luigi, which I think has to win some sort of award for most inappropriate).
Anyway, he asked me if they had “Sexy Old Man,” which THEY TOTALLY SHOULD. I said that would obviously have to come with a toy accordion and black glasses, and he said, “Don’t forget the fake bad teeth!” and you know what? I think they do have those—they call them, like, “Hillbilly Teeth” or something like that. Well WHATEVER.
And then I was sad, because I could totally dress up like John if I didn’t have this damn ridiculous thick curly hair (I’ve certainly never seen a floppy-hair wig—THEY CANNOT REPLICATE JOHN’S HAIR BECAUSE IT IS TOO AMAZING) and if I still had my pair of glasses like his. I already have an accordion and, like, half his wardrobe, soooooooooooo.
No, we’re going on the road for six months, so my side-project is gonna be eating chicken wings at three in the morning.
- "Because there are only two of us we tend to get polarised a lot. You know, if one guy's the skinny guy, the other one's got to be the fat guy! There are people in the world who are a lot more shy than Linnell!"
- "And there are bigger loudmouths than him!"
We’re about as unsexy as you can possibly get.
And to some extent I think—we still have enormous respect for each other. At least, John respects me a lot.
Found this picture today. Flansy obviously was not in the mood for a photo but my friend took it anyways. Dallas, TX at The Gypsy Tea Room circa 1999.
He looks like he’s being tailed by paparazzi on his vacation to somewhere exclusive and glamorous
We will continue to deride awards and institutions until they honor us, at which point we will shamelessly boast about them.
Just heard David Bowie's “Fame” and was reminded of “The Devil Went Down To Newport (Totally Remade).” They have a similar groove and tempo. A coincidence?
JF: ummm. I think the influence on both tracks is real funk.
This answer also applies to 85% of other Mono Puff songs
I guess the song is a metaphor. We who have nothing to “wind string around” are lost in the wilderness. But those who deny this need are “burning our playhouse down.” If you put quotes around certain words it sounds more like a metaphor.
John Linnell on “We Want a Rock”
(Source: Rolling Stone)