The Mountain Goats

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is he related to larry bird

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

he's good, you might like him. violin, loops and experimental vox. i hear the new one is good.

Surmounter, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

but does he poo clouds?

scott seward, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

a quick gis reveals him to be DASHING, even when disheveled.

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

he does poo clouds, yes. pretty sick.

tylerw, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

that goat is stocky

― velko, Monday, March 16, 2009 4:29 PM

like his fanbase ;)

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, though, I'll try not to belabor the one sentence -- I just get this sense, when general-interest writers do these musician profiles, that certain impressions go wrong somewhere in the translation; probably the same way science buffs feel about science articles. (There are other details in the Bird piece that seemed odd to me: some fretting about playing large venues when I'm pretty sure he's played larger; some of the obligatory wrap-up conclusions; little profile details about songwriting process that seem like they'd be true for half of the musicians you talked to, etc.)

nabisco, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

i saw a fan go up to oldham with the "you're such a genius" shtick, it was really awkward until the guy asked if he knew where the bathroom was and oldham said "so you really like my music and you gotta take a piss?"

― bnw, Monday, March 16, 2009 4:05 PM (59 minutes ago) Bookmark

I like to think that this fan views oldham as some all-powerful all-knowing oracle who can answer any query at hand

"will, what's the population of guam?"
"will, where will I go when I die?"
"will, where did I park my car?"

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=53098479

Jeremy
Mar 3, 2009 4:05 PM

More like Andrew Turd.

eman, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol

velko, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

nabisco's totally right, btw -- general-interest profiles of musicians often get things slightly or totally wrong. it has been thus forever. right?

tylerw, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

mountain goats are pretty amazing looking! wow.

tylerw, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

nabisco's totally right, btw -- general-interest profiles of musicians often get things slightly or totally wrong. it has been thus forever. right?

how about: journalists get things slightly or totally wrong all the time etc etc etc

Mr. Que, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Que, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

srsly i don't think anyone is disputing the idea that journalists often write inaccurate or biased pieces. for a wide variety of reasons! ignorance or self-indulgence are only two of many possibilities.

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

i am def gonna get some curry goat for dinner btw.

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

how about: journalists get things slightly or totally wrong all the time etc etc etc
nah, don't think that's true ... (kidding: yes.)

tylerw, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

velko, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2009/03/the_mountain_go.php

How funny, I happen to be an 30yr old obsessed Mountain Goats fan and former Juggalo, the two are not that far apart

Posted by: hanuman at March 3, 2009 2:41 PM

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think what's odd to me about it in these cases is that I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people who could write excellent general-audience profiles of Bird, from a perspective that's maybe more in the music field, most of them probably cheaper than regular NYT Mag contributors -- but that gap doesn't get filled often, does it? Beyond like SFJ and Kelefa and a few newspaper people. It's not that I think music can only be written about my music writers, but it always feels like there's an unnecessary disconnect on this front, a weird lack of bridging between the music realm and the general-audience stuff.

nabisco, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

can we all at least agree that without getting into the validity of not of the gawker article that it reads like it was written by a child?

a thread for clams that you are free to disregard (jjjusten), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

it = the gawker article

a thread for clams that you are free to disregard (jjjusten), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

How funny, I happen to be an 30yr old obsessed Mountain Goats fan and former Juggalo, the two are not that far apart

dan's lying about his age, now?

da croupier, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

the only similarity i see between mtn goats and insane clown posses is that they are both jesus lovers.

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

also both claim to have eaten dead bodies

Wes HI DEREson (HI DERE), Monday, 16 March 2009 21:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

TS: The Sunset Tree Vs. The Riddle Box

da croupier, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

by virtue of being churchgoers, or something more sinister? xp

ian, Monday, 16 March 2009 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

What is a mountain goat?
Lemme think for a second. (well? )
Oh, he gets butt naked.
And then he walks through the street winkin at freaks,
Wit a two-liter stuck in his butt-cheeks!
What is a mountain goat?
He just dont care.
He might try to put a weave in his nut hair.
Cuz he could give a fuck less what a bitch thinks,
He tell her that her butt stinks, and all that,
What is a mountain goat?
He drinks like a fish,
And then he starts huggin people like a drunk bitch,
Next thing hes pickin fights with his best friends,
Then he starts with the huggin again, fuck,
What is a mountain goat?
A fuckin lunatic.
Somebody with a rope tied to his dick,
Then he jumps out a ten-story windowéééoh!
(chorus:)
What is a mountain goat?
A mountain goat? if thats what it is, well fuck if I know.
What is a mountain goat?
I dont know, but Im down with the clown, and Im down for life, yo.
(end chorus)
(chorus)
(vocal breakdown)
What is a mountain goat?
A dead body.
Well he aint really dead, but he aint like anybody
That youve ever met before.
Hell eat monopoly and shit out connect four.
What is a moun-
What the fuck? connec-man, that shits wack.
Dont worry bout my shit, just rap, mutha fucker.
What is a mountain goat?
He aint a bitch boy.
Hell walk through to the hills and beat down a rich boy.
Walks right in the house where ya havin supper,
And dip his nuts in ya soupéébloop!
What is a mountain goat?
Well he aint a phoney.
Hell walk up and bust a nut in your macaroni.
And watch you sit there and finish up the last bit,
Cuz youre a stupid-ass dumb fuckin idiot.
What is a mountain goat?
Hes a graduate.
He graduated from......well,
At least hes got a job, hes not a dumb putz,
He works for himself scratchin his nuts, ha!
What is a mountain goat?
A hulkamaniac.
He powerbombs mutha fuckas into thumbtacks. (bwa!)
People like him till they find out hes unstable.
He sabued ya mama through a coffee table. (oh my god!)
(chorus)
(vocal breakdown)
(chorus)
(chorus)
(vocal breakdown)
What is a mountain goat?

a thread for clams that you are free to disregard (jjjusten), Monday, 16 March 2009 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

both stab people

She Is Beyond Food In Weevil (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 16 March 2009 22:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

pretty certain i just ensured that i will never be on the J0hn D christmas card list

a thread for clams that you are free to disregard (jjjusten), Monday, 16 March 2009 22:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

what are you even talking about, you just bought yourself lifetime guest list

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Monday, 16 March 2009 23:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

What is a mountain goat?
He just dont care.

HELLO FALL 2009 TOUR SHIRT

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Monday, 16 March 2009 23:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

J0hn, I posted a birthday song/lyric on your Facebook, do I get lifetime +1 guest list also?

ilxor, Monday, 16 March 2009 23:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

referring to the Mountain Goats on my facebook gets you barred from the door forever, actually

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Monday, 16 March 2009 23:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's been a ban-ner week for our man ilxor

moonship journey to 51 (k3vin k.), Monday, 16 March 2009 23:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dang it.

ilxor, Monday, 16 March 2009 23:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

How funny, I happen to be an 30yr old obsessed Mountain Goats fan and former Juggalo, the two are not that far apart

Posted by: hanuman at March 3, 2009 2:41 PM

After reading this article, I had a brief, worrying flash of "Oh god, do I just enjoy the Mountain Goats because they're some weird cult that has sprung up to replace Phish?"

It also didn't help that I downloaded a live show from archive.org and there was some background audience chatter. You can hear a guy saying "Oh yeah, they played that last night in Philly" or something

I 've never been to one of their concerts, but if it turns out that j)hn has a bitchin' light show, I'm really going to have to stop listening to his music.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

None of them feel compelled to do the things that actually famous musicians did in order to get famous, like create an appealing persona and deliver it to a fascinated reporter.

Like, oh, Amy Winehouse?

meta pro lols (libcrypt), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 15:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

laura says the NYC show this past Friday night was amazingly acoustic and intimate.

Surmounter, Monday, 30 March 2009 14:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

No one commented on the use of "stannery" in that Voice response article?

legendary North American forest ape (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 30 March 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey J0hn you should book a show in MN on this tour.

no one is ever ready for the STAKK ATTAKK (jjjusten), Monday, 30 March 2009 16:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

stannery o'connor

I'm the head soul brother in the US. Where to now? (bernard snowy), Monday, 30 March 2009 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

holy shit how did I miss that epic MG/ICP interpolation

BADGES DON'T GIVE YOU THE RIGHT TO WALTZ OFF WITH A BABY (HI DERE), Monday, 30 March 2009 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey J0hn you should book a show in MN on this tour.

Hay no worries, jjjusten, I fixed that typo for you.

ilxor, Monday, 30 March 2009 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Actually...

Hey J0hn you should book a show in MN TX on this tour.

Better.

*ducks*

ilxor, Monday, 30 March 2009 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

This new one really is amazing. Right up there with the best of them for me.

toby, Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:28 (5 years ago) Permalink


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