Oh god AND just talking about how DLS and Crane have John being UNBEARABLY HOT in the videos but are also soooooooooo sad is without even getting into the fact that yeh lyrically those songs are so sad but musically they’re SO HAPPY, BECAUSE THE FIRST THING WASN’T CONFUSING ENOUGH. GODDAMN YOU JOHN LINNELL YOU’RE FUCKING WITH MY HEAD. STOP IT. No don’t actually stop it because those are two of the absolute most perfect songs in the history of time AND I love seeing how sexy you are in the videos but still GODDAMN.
I MEAN SERIOUSLY HE IS SHOWING OFF HIS FUCKING CROTCH IN A SONG WITH THE LINE “EVERYBODY DIES FRUSTRATED AND SAD AND THAT IS BEAUTIFUL” IN IT TALK ABOUT MIXED FUCKING SIGNALS JOHN LINNELL JESUS CHRIST
Do you ever get really really reallyyyyyyyyy turned on watching the videos for “Don’t Let’s Start” or “They’ll Need a Crane” and then you realize that THEY’RE ACTUALLY LIKE THE MOST DEPRESSING SONGS EVER and then you feel all awkward
It’s really unfortunate that “Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head” is only actually a half-Flansong because if it were entirely his it would be HANDS DOWN (no pun intended) my favourite Flansong. But, it is the most outstanding proof that when The Johns collaborate BEAUTIFUL things can happen.
(Fun fact: This was my very first fav TMBG song, when my dad had the cassette copy of Pink when I was like 5. I remember bouncing around to it and how I thought the bridge was just like THE MOST HILARIOUS THING I HAD EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE.)
A long time ago, in the dark days before TMBW and even before Wikipedia, I heard someone in the newsgroup insisting that Marvin Gaye and Phil Ochs had died on the same day and that was what “The Day” meant by “got married.”
I loved this theory because it makes a song that doesn’t appear to be either of those things both creepy and sad (especially because they both died in very tragic ways—murder by his own father for Gaye and suicide for Ochs), but sadly it is in no way true. Not only did they not die on the exact same day, they didn’t die on the same date of the year or even in the same year. So, who knows what the fuck “got married” actually means.
Man, every time I listen to Pink now I get soooooooooooo much more into “Youth Culture Killed My Dog” than I used to, and it’s all because of the SUPER-ROCKIN’ AWESOME VERSION they played at the Pink show I went to in October. They need to break out more SUPER-ROCKIN’ AND AWESOME versions of songs they never play at shows I go to so I can suddenly appreciate them to the proper extent.