No one in the world gets what they want
And that is beautiful
Everybody dies frustrated inside
And that is beautiful
Don’t Let’s Start by They Might Be Giants
Lyrics I will be getting tattooed
If you’re planning to get it tattooed you should probably know that the actual lyrics are “everybody dies frustrated and sad.”
In my photo indexer I have tags for John’s hair of course—most of the time it just gets the standard “floppy” tag but there are ones for special circumstances like when it does the little FLIP at the end like in the Birdhouse video (AKA THE BEST HAIR EVER POSSESSED BY A HUMAN BEING IN THE HISTORY OF TIME). But GOD I don’t even know what the fuck to call his Puppet Head hair. He doesn’t have it quite like that any other time and it’s not really easily describable but GOD IT’S SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING.
When I went to New York a year ago I brought along my Holga (a really cheap and really crappy plastic camera from Hong Kong) and I just got back some of the pictures I took with it. Here are a few of the New York State Pavilion.
OMFG Y’ALL I was just looking up “Rhythm Section Want Ad” on the wiki and I saw “According to John Andrews, John started spontaneously singing this one day while they were working in a New York A/V house together shortly after the formation of TMBG” and hahaha I’M THE ONE WHO ADDED THAT cos he told me that story back when I used to be in touch with him but I TOTALLY FORGOT AND I AM SO EXCITED TO BE REMINDED COS IT IS BASICALLY THE CUTEST STORY EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR, FUCK
I love it so much when songs have repeated lines that are YELLED the second time, e.g. “CALL THE MEN OF SCIENCE” in “The World’s Address” or “YOU GUYS MUST BE INTO THE EURYTHMICS” in “Rhythm Section Want Ad.” Particularly when I am singing along with them.
On the one hand, ’80s hair. On the other hand, those pants.
I’ll admit his hair is the one drawback to DLS hotness for me. It’s not bad, but it’s certainly not up to his usual standards. I consider it just, like, average, but yeh, when his hair is usually IJKREFIJEKFIEJFKIJRF SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD that’s disappointing.
THE JEANS ARE PRETTY OK, I WILL AGREE WITH YOU THERE AS WELL. I am also extreeeeeeeeemely fond of the black turtleneck. The black turtleneck + PAINTED-ON black jeans combo is my default fantasy outfit for him, which I think really just comes back to me associating it with this video and of course BIRDHOUSE BIRDHOUSE BIRDHOUSE, but yeh it does just look reallyyyyyyyyyyyy good on him regardless.