Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Simile endowed

Just to annoy all five of you who read both, I'm going to post the same recommendation here and in MySpace:

I'm reading a book called I Hate Myself and Want to Die. It's about the most depressing songs ever written and the writer just has such a way with words. His similes, in particular, are outrageously funny while still being apt (hence the title of this post). "Love Will Tear Us Apart", which I love (he also tears into songs that fail in their attempt to be profound or are just dead wretched), he describes thus:
Joy Division's jittery sound was innovative at the time and their audiences pogoed endlessly at their gigs but, overall, their pessimism and lo-fi anxiety becomes exhausting after a while, like reading a book about Caligula while running on a treadmill.

You should read the ones he pulls out for songs he doesn't like!


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