Monday, November 28, 2005

So they say you're trouble boy
just because you like to destroy
all the things that bring the idiots joy
well, what's wrong with a little destruction?
(The Fallen - Franz Ferdinand)
Okay, okay, I know I said I was going to talk about Canadian politics tonight, but my head is so fucked from work that I can't put together a coherent sentence, let alone a political analysis. Besides with the government falling today, EVERYBODY is going to be talking politics, so instead I'm going to tell you why I am so happy that You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand is so fucking great!
I really like Franz Ferdinand. I thought their first cd was brilliant. So I was really nervous about their follow up. You know, the sophomore slump and all. So when I heard earlier this year that they had ditched an entire album worth of material and were starting fresh with a new producer, I really started to have doubts. But it turned out brilliantly. Indeed, sometimes you really do have to ask "what's wrong with a little destruction?"
Some people gripe about FF being too clever, too cool, not sweaty enough, not passionate enough. Well, that's dog shit! I'm as big as sucker for the anguished rock 'n roll howl as the next person, but sometimes there's an argument to be made for keeping your passion under wraps, for telling the world "I'm fucking sassy and I don't need you, so fuck off".
We have more than enough Pete Dohertys in rock, burning themselves out spectacularly. Sometimes we need a little cerebral and sassy Alex Kapranos to balance out the world. I personally love that posh little art school accent. And they do rock out.
Nothing twee about these lads.


Neil said...

I like the red and black striped shirt. That dude looks tough.

I'm not a huge fan, but they have a couple of good songs. Are they the group who sings that song with "You're so lucky..." spread out through it? IF so, I do hate that song.

Hi Barbara!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

He does look a lot tougher without his usual dorky glasses.
Yeah, you're thinking of the single "Do you want to" - not one of their best, but I don't mind it.
Saaaay, you're not objecting to the homoerotic lyrics, are you?

Neil said...

I didn't know they were homoerotic. I'm not that perceptive...

I just know that "You're so lucky. Lucky, Lucky, You're so lucky" burns into my brain and, you guessed it, drives me nuts.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Okay, you're alright then. The lucky lucky does get a little tiring. I was referring to the line "your famous friend, well I blew him before you". Oh those FF boys are so sassy!

Neil said...

hmmm, that is a yucky line though... but hey, what can I say after my recent post encouraging people to give head. They are just trying to make everyone more content.

Have you heard when Matt Good is going to be on The Hour? I'd like to check that out.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hmmm there seems to be a theme running through the blogosphere today. Look what you started!

You know what? George mentioned once that MG was going to be on the show while they're in Vancouver and then never mentioned it again. And he usually repeats stuff. So I don't know if: a) the plans fell through, or b) George was hallucinating or wishing outloud, or c) MG will be on the show either tonight or tomorrow night. So to be safe, try to watch it tonight and tomorrow.

Kellee said...

Barb I am stealing your quote for my blog...but will give you full credit, of course. ;) The boys in Franz have that shaggy, waif-ish look I dig.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Kellee - go for it girl! My franz is your franz.