Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Saturn vs. The National
I may be a bit behind the curve here(keep in mind that we didn't get cable until moving to Vermont) but I just saw a Saturn commercial featuring a song by The National. Anyone that I've made a mixtape for over the last year can attest to what a big fan I am of this band. Unfortunately the whole commercial thing sets off my sellout alarm, that having been said it's not ringing that loudly. The young hardcore cooler-than-thou me(really I'm better than I used to be) would have renounced all ties to them and equated them with Kelly Clarkson from that time into perpetuity. Oddly enough I'm happy for them. I know all about mortgages and doctor bills and back to school shopping and hope they each got a wheelbarrow full of cash for the use of their song.
The song: Secret Meeting
My favorite song on the album is Karen. Hopefully some company will want to use it for promotional purposes and will keep in the line "it's a common fetish /for a doting man /to ballerina round the coffee table cock in hand" I'm thinking possible Jergins hand lotion. That was wrong I apologize.
Download : Karen
If you are into the artsy black and white thing then check out the video for Daughters of the So Ho Riots here.
If you(like myself) like performance based pieces filmed in the band's own practice space then you can check out the video for Abel here. Both are on the Beggers Banquet site.
Or you can check out this guy playing drums along with "secret meeting" for some unexplained reason. As a drummer I can say that we all play along to our favorite songs but rarely do we film it and post it on YouTube.