Coming Out Both Ends
I'm not sure what it is about me that attracts the dregs of humanity; there are numerous examples I can site — I spent a year dating a stripper, then my friends try to hook me up with a (half-assed) recovering heroin addict as a girlfriend. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
I receive a lot of crap music as well, as well as entreaties to give said bands press (which I will, if they're bad enough, then they get bitchy — witness Cballa and his Blacc Hitla album). Then again, I get a lot of shit that's so off the wall that I actually enjoy it (umm, strippers that want to be writers...).
One of the most compelling repeat offenders is the band Janis Joplin Crap N Vomit, aka JJCNV, who I previously posted about here. I've never met these two, nor seen one of their shows, nor even heard about one. But yet they persist in bombarding me with their priest-in-a-nursery-school perversions of music.
Okay, perhaps "perversions" isn't the most accurate description; I actually dig what they do and wish I did know them and had seen them (hell, knowing my history, I might date one of the motherfuckers). Nonetheless, this morning's email barrage brought not only a new song, but a video for y'all to scope out.
It's unusual that I'm flabbergasted by a band, that I don't have anything intelligent to say about a band. But this band isn't doing anything intelligent, they're just being freakazoids, and I appreciate that. Hold on — I know it's only barely past noon, but just listening to them makes me need a shot of Jameson. Okay, better now. And no, I'm not kidding. It's a prerequisite to writing for New Times that you MUST have substance appreciation (I hate the word "abuse") issues. Arrghh. That's better.
There's plenty of freaks in this town musically — Less Pain Forever and Peachcake come to mind — but these dudes are in an entire different realm. Scope it out, hit up their myspace page (linked above), and tell them to get their asses out on stage more often; better yet, tell them to buy me a shot...
Here's a song - JJCNV's "Flush It": http://media.newtimes.com/id/667481/
and a video for y'all:
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