PROM QUEEN: An a cappella remix of Lil Wayne’s single. Though totally unoriginal, the vox stripped naked of the warm sheets of cheesy guitar riffs that vainly hid its over-processed-to-the-point-of-being-mutilated body has a more powerful delivery. Plastic melts and when it does—like all pop music—it drips with disingenuous sorrow.
PLUCKITSANDGYUT: Recorded more than a year ago, Roo fiddles around with a broken amp that coughs fuzz and feedback between respirating silences that 12 Volt’s of power can offer, chasing that green light into tomorrow’s yesterday.
Above are a series of songs including cuts and splices from R.E.M.'s 1994 album Monster...and some bluegrass...and some droning...and some marimba solo, too, if I remember correctly. R.E.M. should sound like a dream shouldn't it? Even if it's an off-kilter zombie nightmare and you've got an off-kilter machine gun...
Governed by an imp of the perverse, when Walser met Lenin in Zurich, during the war, all he had to say was 'So you, too, like fruitcake?' This made little sense to either of them, since he said it in English.