Oh my oh my. Is there stuff that is aggravating me and making me want to split into the effing stratosphere? O gosh yes.
But as I am A Zombie Filled With Love, still, I will forego the inevitable effing of the effing eff you eff-day, in order to get all cuddly and musical.
And which I just saw THIS, over at that fucking Crooks And Liars:
Oh, hey, Paul Weller needs to be filing some kind of copyright, right?
It’s just not fair that angsty abandonment mixed with semen and spit is so monopolized by the young, I hates it I does. and I love it and the band has five songs on iTunes and since I got me an itunes gift card and a bit of drunk, o YES…..
Also, during this afternoon’s bizarre efforts to ignore my aching back and make commerce, some of this came up:
Oooo, yes. That was good.
In college, we put a graffiti wallpaper in the bathroom, giving everybody the opportunity to express themselves while pooping themselves. At one point, we had a “I will DIE Without” list going, and after the basics of popcorn, beer, and Janine, SPLIT ENZ showed up. Nobody ever disagreed.
I still have some vinyl Split Enz albums with psychedelic lazer cuts on the vinyl. it was a weird time, cillun and guinea pigs.
It was such a great body of music, even Ted Leo jumped on it:
Regrettably (and I hope I do not induce a stroke in the Bastard, Big and Bald) I never saw them as Split Enz. Not sure they even made it to Wisconsin, and why would they? But in later years, I have seen several Permutations of Finns in performance, including the Next Gen.
And yes, they have done a pleasing smattering of the old Split Enz stuff.
They really are quite good. It is my understanding they are from England….