Going Back On My Word, Or, Overgeneralizing About Music and The Great Meat Experiment

Yeah, I know that’s a sweet title for a post.
First things first:

1.Overgeneralizing About Music

I’ve said for years that I hate Ween. This is generally true, though it dawned on me today that there is one exception.
Buenas Tardes Amigo
I like to think of it as a collaboration between Inigo Montoya (you killed his father, prepare to die), Ennio Morricone (thanks, Captain Obvious), and Walter/Wendy Carlos (there is a definite Kubrick thing going on in the background tracks), but it’s really just Ween. Trust me, it’s a sweet tune with a ton of interesting layers. I believe I first heard this song years ago on a snowboard movie soundtrack (Peter Line’s part), and I have, in fact, always liked it. Plus the Ween dudes get points for being on a Desert Sessions.
But they are still pretty fucking annoying otherwise.
And, like divine clockwork, a newer Radiohead song (“Bodysnatchers,” according to iTunes) comes on the radio. And yes, I’m actually into it. Well, the bassline mostly. Thom Yorke fucking ruins the rest of the song, as usual.

And in case you were wondering (you shouldn’t have been), here’s some electro-ish jams I’ve been into these days:
-LCD Soundsytem: Someone Great [It sounds like an old song, but I haven’t figured out which one yet.]
-MGMT: Time To Pretend [Good lyrics and Zelda-esque music- a winning combination.]
-Teddybears: Punkrocker [Actually, I’ve been into this song, hard, since last summer when Shelby turned me on to it. It is, as they say, “Awesome.”]

2. The Great Meat Experiment
It’s no secret to most that I was a vegetarian for a looooooong time. Seriously. Like 10+ years. But then I got bored. And started becoming obsessed with Anthony Bourdain. And curious. I never really had a reason for not eating meat (I don’t particulary care about animals, except cats, and most people don’t think they taste very good anyway). So, for 2008, it was on. Or off. Or Whatever.

And I’m not going back.
Mostly cause of shredded beef tacos. Here’s the scorecard so far:
Mexican style shredded beef tacos/burritos, etc.: Fuck yeah.
Chicken: meh. Whatevs.
Pork/Ham: Good stuff, to be sure. I gotta get my hands on some prosciutto and some fine bacon (not Farmer John).
Steak: Kinda hard to cook, since my grill’s broken, but still pretty good.
In-N-Out Burger: Not impressed. I prefer, taste-wise, In-N-Out grilled cheeses.

All in all, a success. Don’t think I’m heading off to McDonalds anytime soon- this is a new opportunity for snobbery. But I still like to keep ’em guessing.



Filed under Food, I call them 'records' and not 'cds' because I'm an elitist, Ranting

3 responses to “Going Back On My Word, Or, Overgeneralizing About Music and The Great Meat Experiment

  1. onefinemess

    wow, that’s a big switch man.

    How are your shits? Meat can be a harsh mistress.

    I’ve really cut back on my meat (well, beef) intake lately. I’ll have like one burger a month, 95% of the meat I eat is chicken. I don’t know if that’s better for you or not…but chicken is nicer to my shits.

    To really enjoy In’N’Out, I think you need a lifetime of burger experience. Plus, it has to grow on you a little. The first few times I had them I didn’t see what the big deal was either.

    But that shit is cheap, and it is clean, and it is god damn tasty. First food stop everytime we hit Cali.

  2. onefinemess

    Welllll…your last 3 songs were available on Songerize (hopefully that link worked, hate the non-useful editor for blogger posts), unfortunately Ween was not.

    All very cool little tracks. Mgmt is getting a lot of play on Sirius Left of Center lately (#26 I think). The first one though…isn’t that just a cover of an 80s song? Why did they change the name. Very strange.

  3. brian

    Issue 1: The bowel movements aren’t too bad. I’ve actually not been a real vegetarian of about a year or so- since I started eating fish. So you caught me. I was living a lie anyway. But in the end (pun… intended!) it tempered my digestive system a bit, I guess. And don’t get me wrong- I have nothing but love for In-N-Out.
    Issue 2: The version of the MGMT song on Songerize is slightly different than the “Radio Version” that I got from iTunes (it was a free download a couple weeks ago). Both are cool, if slightly different. Also, any song, I believe, can be improved with a little Iggy Pop, as “Punkrocker” is. The rest of the tracks on the Teddybears record are kinda lame. They did, apparently used to be a grindcore band, which I find interesting.
    Finally, that LCD Soundsystem track isn’t a cover, according to Allmusic. But I still think it may contain a sample of some older song, or perhaps a blatant rip-off. A prize to whomever decodes what song it reminds me of! Here Here!

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