Sunday, December 30, 2007

Quote of the Day: “Never get into a wrestling match with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it.” - John McCain

Northern Lights

And Music Countdown 2007 - My Favorite Albums approaches its climax and the year's end...

#2 - The New Pornographers - "Challengers"

Sound: Erudite, über-catchy, candy-coated power pop for adults

What’s So Special: They are Canada’s supergroup, with 8 members all of whom have established solo careers either solo or with groups. Their truly unique sound is the clash, blend and mix of styles of their three leaders, folk singer Neko Case, psychdelia meister Dan Bejar of Destroyer, tuneful indie rocker Carl Newman of Zumpano.

Favorite Lyrics: 1) "Under your wheels, the hope of spring / mirage of loss, a few more things / you left your sorrow dangling / it hangs in the air like a school cheer; " 2) "Go write down what you see / and see how far it can go;" 3) "We wrote down / another vision of us / we were the challengers of the unknown"

Fun Facts: 1) These ‘pornographers’ should be G-rated – there’s no sex or violence, it’s a joke based on evangelist Jimmy Swaggart’s comment that ‘music is the new pornography.’ Their smart, poetic lyrics, though, would go over any child’s head; 2) New P’s popularity has dwarfed the that of their members’ solo and group work, which is quite a statement given the critical adoration enjoyed by Neko Case and Dan Bejar;

And here's the music:

Here’s New P’s visually stunning video of their current single and title track, ‘Challengers’…

New P recently appeared on Letterman to sing their awesome ‘My Rights Versus Yours’:

Cartoons That Make You See Red...

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