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Paul Westerberg - Left of the Dial [Feb. 14th, 2007|03:26 am]
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I don't know why that "pretty girl keep growing up | playing make-up wearing guitar" always impresses me. It just does.
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[User Picture]From: girl_in_blue
2007-02-14 11:48 am (UTC)

unrelated

do you remember some time ago you posted an entry about a guy who had tried to submit some sort of book proposal to you listing his aphorisms on life? you don't know roughly which post it was that listed them do you? it related hilariously to something my assistant and i have been doing and i wanted to show her them.
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[User Picture]From: marlowe1
2007-02-14 02:38 pm (UTC)

Re: unrelated

Cant remember when that was. Last june?
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[User Picture]From: clarionj
2007-02-14 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I love that song, that line--how he sings that line. Wonder if this album would make a good soundtrack today. I got excited just seeing Paul Westerberg's name in the subject. (Had a huge crush on him. Huge. Still have his photo in my wallet from eons ago.)
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[User Picture]From: marlowe1
2007-02-14 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's either off of Tim or Pleased To Meet Me and they both set the standards for what rock should be (although it's fascinating how Tim is consistantly good while Pleased to Meet Me is half Brilliant and half shit).

Speaking of soundtracks, have you heard the Open Season soundtrack. Mostly Westerberg songs. Not his best output, but not bad either.
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[User Picture]From: clarionj
2007-02-14 05:01 pm (UTC)
No, I haven't heard it, and hadn't heard his songs were used. I'll have to check it out. I think I'll bring Tim along when I go out shortly. It has been awhile and I loved that whole album.

The other day someone was watching one of those Jackass movies and I heard from another room that Replacements song that goes something like, We're getting nowhere fast as we know how and we get a nose full from our so-called friends--I can't remember it all, but I've the urge to hear it and can't remember what it's off of. I don't think it's Let It Be. Maybe Hootenany? But I think I only have that one in vinyl.

You keep bringing up the Replacements, I'm gong to start having dreams about them again. They rank as the band I've dreamed about most (how the hell can that be put better syntactically?). Last dream I had they were warming up for a concert and somehow I was sitting in the back of the hall, just listening.
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[User Picture]From: marlowe1
2007-02-14 05:04 pm (UTC)
Bastards of Young?
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[User Picture]From: clarionj
2007-02-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think it's "Treatment Bound" from Hootenany. And, okay, I'm sure this is going on far longer than you'd intended for a post on a song, but that line you mentioned? As I was out doing my errands, I couldn't stop thinking about why it's good. I'd said it was how he sang it, and yeah, that's true, but then I was thinking about how Paul does those wordplay things (which can be annoying in the hands of some country singers, but he's usually pretty good at it), and what switching "wearing makeup" with "playing makeup" and "playing guitar" with "wearing guitar," does. So, it seems like it's more the facade, the becoming, not actually wearing makeup but still pretending, not actually playing guitar but posing. But from the mood and emotion that I remember, it doesn't seem like it was a negative poseur kind of thing, but the act of wanting to be something, the good part of dreaming it.

Hey, don't mind me. These are the kinds of things that keep me awake at night.
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[User Picture]From: marlowe1
2007-02-14 09:22 pm (UTC)
I always figured that by switching the two, the guitar was essentially part of her but the make-up was just something she put on and took off without much trouble.
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