Today I am wearing my shirt from Main Squeeze, the accordion store where John got the accordion he’s been using for a long time. Remember, if you want to visit this and other TMBG-related places, check out my TMBG NYC map!
I just want to HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all TMBG fans check out Warren Zevon, if they don’t listen to him already. I hadn’t listened to him in far too long (my obsession with TMBG really keeps me from listening to much of anything else ever and it’s kinda sad) but I’m suddenly rediscovering him tonight and I’m very excited. Please do not judge him just based on “Werewolves of London”—that’s like judging TMBG just based on “Istanbul.” He is SO MUCH MORE than that.
Here is why I think TMBG fans would appreciate him: he is basically John Linnell taken to his logical conclusion. He was SUPER-SMART, and his songs are even more disturbing (yes, believe it or not that’s possible, if you want an example I posted one of my very favourites on my non-TMBG Tumblr a bit ago). Oh, and also he was a bastard, if that aspect of Linnell appeals to you (THERE ARE PEOPLE BESIDES ME, RIGHT?)
So, yeh, CHECK HIM OUT. SERIOUSLY. His self-titled and Excitable Boy are my favourites.
Chop me up into pieces If it pleases, if it pleases And when the chopping is through Every piece will say "I love you"
So I watched The Long, Long Trailer (yes there’s a comma in there) with my dad yesterday. It was goofy but fun. I was, of course, eagerly anticipating the scene where all the dishes got broken &c. but guess what, THERE ISN’T ONE. In the scene he’s clearly referring to, Lucy is in the trailer while Ricky-I-mean-Desi is driving, because she wants to make dinner on the road so they don’t have to be all worn out and hungry by the time she gets it ready when they’ve stopped driving. And she’s all falling all over the place, and food is falling all over the place, but NO DISHES. I guess you could say it’s implied that dishes are breaking because everything else is sliding around, but I was expecting to see a huge comical crash of them explicitly shown, and that totally doesn’t happen. I’M SO DISILLUSIONED.