Saturday, 13 September 2008

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

This song is soooo retro I feel like I'm fourteen again. ("Here comes Johnny Yen again"). The band are rehearsing in a room that's got an old Wurlitzer organ and some naff furniture in it, like it's a church hall or something.

The bass player looks like Paul Simonon from the Clash, and the guy whacking a tambourine has his jaw clamped shut so tight you know he's deeply pissed off that he's not doing the singer.



In the chorus, there's a synthesised string patch that sounds all slurred and reminds me of being on a dancefloor with some slightly dodgy chemicals beginning to mess my head up. This is a good thing, although strictly speaking, it's not a fourteen-years-old thing. Don't try this at home.

The singer is pretty hot by the way. She's complaining about how she's been dating a Bad Boy, and it's all gone wrong (typical). I think she sings "he leaves my soul on the floor like a dog". Why do hot girls actively seek out men who don't give a damn about the content of their souls? I still don't know.

The band are from Copenhagen. This is their first single. You can buy it in the UK from Monday. They have a MySpace. Check 'em out.

So, for three minutes and forty seconds, I am fourteen again. Only this time, I have a driving licence, and I can get served in pubs.

Bring. It. On.


"Thou shalt not use poetry, art or music
to get into girls’ pants:
use it to get into their heads. "

SCROOBIUS PIP

7 comments:

I, like the view said...

"Why do hot girls actively seek out men who don't give a damn about the content of their souls? I still don't know.

what is your definition of a "hot girl"?

if I knew that, I could back at my past and think about the dodgy men dated by some of my friends, and if any of them fall into the "hot" category, I might be able to come up with some sort of reply for you. . .

. . .possibly

but until you define "hot girl", I won't be able to get near even a close approximation of an answer to this mind boggling question

(on the other hand, you still don't know - but do you really care? in my experience anyone I considered "hot" was usually as thick as a plank and thus had a soul like old shoe leather)(and that works for both sexes)(and no, I'm not bitter)

I, like the view said...

(the third para was supposed to read "I could look back at my past" but I pressed publish not preview and so it doesn't)

Gordie said...

I think of "hot" as like "sexy", in that combined sense of both wanting sex and making other people want it when they meet you.

Some people have better pheromones than brains, it's true.

Gordie said...

Vapid, tepid, insipid women have the same habit, but I don't feel so bad about them.

I, like the view said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

have searched my memory banks, and don't think I had any hot friends who liked dodgy blokes

so, sorry, it turns out that I can't provide you with any useful information

but I'd agree (from personal experience) that some brain-usage-challenged people do have fantastic pheromones (no matter what the content of their souls or soles) and that pheremones can play havoc with one's own brain-usage

I, like the view said...

(what does "vapid" mean?)

Gordie said...

Lacking in liveliness, animation, interest, flavour, sharpness, or tang. Like champagne that has lost its fizz, tea hat's been standing in the pot, or a bottle of pop that didn't have its lid screwed on properly.