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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

Having trouble remembering the song titles, of course, but the Ezekiel one is particularly remarkable.

toby, Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

will be interesting to see how they translate to a live beatdown experience

kevision questler (country matters), Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^

Mr. Que, Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i love "genesis 3:23"

k3vin k., Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

v. excited for first Mountain Goats show in Madison since I don't know when

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

v excited for the Boston show as I've never been in the Wilbur Theatre before

"So messy!" (HI DERE), Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

excited to be beaten within an inch of my life at the cedar cultural center

A DOG, A BARREL... RIDICULOUS! (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

FINALLY

A DOG, A BARREL... RIDICULOUS! (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 September 2009 18:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i've missed the MGs in madison like three times before. but now my gf is a huge fan, so i've got tickets.

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

xp: your beatings bingo card will at last be full

"So messy!" (HI DERE), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

I am annoyed that I am missing a Boston show for the second time this year (I get back from a week away about an hour after the show will end, and I missed Somerville for similar reasons).

toby, Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

And I missed Zoop in exactly the same fashion. A year of failing to see the Mountain Goats, basically.

toby, Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

perhaps you can arrange for a mail order beatdown

Mr. Que, Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to the ATX show. Is this already out??

both HOOSlarious and truthful (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

early October I think?

A DOG, A BARREL... RIDICULOUS! (jjjusten), Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

10.06.09.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 10 September 2009 19:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pitchfork: How's it going?

John Darnielle: I'm doing pretty good. Actually, I don't know if you're aware of this-- the album leaked today.

Pitchfork: I was not aware of that.

JD: Yeah. A few years ago that would have been, (gruff voice) "Oh no." But I live in the real world. It kind of takes a little pressure off when the album leaks.

Pitchfork: So are they going to start selling it online early or anything?

JD: No, no. Any thoughts I have about that stuff are just clod-talk. My stance on that stuff is that I have all sorts of weird ideas, and if I say something and somebody wants to run with it, that's cool. But I pretty much just focus on making the records-- unless I'm self-releasing them, then I do my own thing. But at some point, you have to stop worrying about chains of distribution or it takes out of your time to write.

Pitchfork: Have you been getting a lot of texts about the album today?

JD: Yeah. (laughs) There's a person in my chat list-- I don't know who they are, they only appear by screen name, but the chorus to the second song of the album suddenly popped up as their status. (laughs) "Oh, well, I'll be damned. It must be out there."

Pitchfork: That's one way to find out.

thomp, Thursday, 10 September 2009 21:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha

both HOOSlarious and truthful (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 10 September 2009 22:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

This is awesome, btw. I had "1 Samuel 15:23" on repeat for like an hour last night

both HOOSlarious and truthful (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 18 September 2009 17:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this. It's going to get me to read as least 12 passages from the Bible.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 18 September 2009 17:25 (5 years ago) Permalink


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