Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hit and Run

Seriously impressive mental resilience on behalf of the troops- it's taken them 4 years plus of horrifying conditions and daily mutual terror to develop the same levels of callousness and disregard for human life that guys like O'Reilly and those in the Bush administration has had all along. "A dead Iraqi is just another dead Iraqi... You know, so what?"

My neighbor has heroically bad taste in music; heroically bad. A few weeks back he held a very loud all night coke party for Widespread Panic (i.e. Phish for republicans) and had a friend over who thought it just hilarious to yell down from the balcony to people passing by that they were "faggots" (this was at 8 a.m. on the saturday after the first "Panic" show- they were pulling an all-nighter and a half.) A few days later I'm at the computer and he's listening to a 12 minute live version of "Runaround" (complete with several extended harmonica jams) from a Blues Traveler bootleg. Bad so far, but not "blog post bad." But what's he listening to right now, as I type this? A live version of Will Smith's "Gettin Jiggy wit it." I could not make that up if I tried. The questions are too numerous to really even scratch the surface: Will Smith has played a live show? Somebody bootlegged it? Somebody owns and listens to said bootleg in two thousand and seven?

Seriously, it's like:

or something.

This is the most bizarre news story you may ever read, and there's no right tone to take when discussing it (though this guy didn't seem to care.) I will say this though- if someone else is around make sure both your hands are on the keyboard.


Leah said...

What's worse, this music or what our old neighbor did, when she played "Hips Don't Lie" for three consecutive hours?

Matt said...

Touche'. At least this guy doesn't listen to his shitty music on repeat. Though I must admit, I spent most of the live version of "Gettin Jiggy wit it" laughing my ass off, so it was enjoyable in it's own right.

Matt C said...

If he's a Widespread guy, I'd have to say that is probaby Phish covering "Gettin'Jiggy wit it". I have gone through many musical phases, and the whole "jamband" thing was something I went through for a couple years when I first moved to Boulder. They also do a really shitty cover of "Tubthumper" for some reason. Maybe you'll hear that one sometime soon.

Matt said...

Ahhhhh.... well that explains a lot, though they sure did do a lot of "rapper stuff" right down to the "ha ha, ha ha!" that Will Smith does in every song. The jury's out, but I should say I've caught him listening to non-jam band stuff too... Thanks for the heads up!

mqzoeller said...

4 comments and not yet one about the fucked up dog story? That poor kid.
My 2 cents: The dog was just being a dog, but not euthanizing could send a really bad message. I am always impressed at how quick people are to call in or write in on behalf of animals as compared to humans. I am even more impressed though, at how many people call in period to help out the police, like the boys in blue are just sitting there waiting for some homemaker to call in like fucking Solomon and save the day.

Yes, I just used "the boys in blue". I guess I should start calling my friend Bro-dudes, too.