Not sure if this video has made rounds on tumblr or not, but it is something I always find myself running back when times are particularly dark.
Anathallo changed my world, taught me the power that music can have. I don’t throw the word perfect around all willy-nilly, but this performance is the truest definition of the word.
The Style at the Time
The best and maybe most important show on TV in the 1990s (yes, better than Seinfeld), the Simpsons arguably should’ve retired a few years ago rather than trudge along with HD episodes that hang OK jokes on plots that have long since exhausted the narrative possibilities of the family unit. For years the show’s classic seasons, lines from which make up about 35 percent of Generation Xers’ speech, have aired in syndication but have been frustratingly hard to find online. FXX recently announced it bought the rights to the entire series and will be putting every episode online (in addition to airing all 522 in a row in August), a relief to nerds everywhere. In celebration, a few of my favorite style-related moments from the show:
Grandpa Simpson: I tied an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time.
Homer: Look everyone, now that I’m a teacher I’ve sewed patches on my elbows.
Marge: Homer, that’s supposed to be leather patches on a tweed blazer, not the other way around. You’ve ruined a perfectly good jacket.
Homer: Ah, incorrect Marge, two perfectly good jackets.
Homer: I don’t want to look like a weirdo! I’ll just go with the muumuu.
Hank Scorpio: They laughed at me the first time I wore jeans with a sport coat. I was the first wealthy man in America to ever do that, now they all do it!
Homer: There’s only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys and big fat party animals.
Homer: Hugh, there’s something I want you to have. My Dad gave me his cufflinks on the day I married Marge and they brought us good luck. I couldn’t imagine a happier marriage. We don’t have many traditions in our family, but it would mean a lot to me if you kept this one alive.
Marge: Homer, I don’t think you should wear a short-sleeve shirt with a tie.
Homer: [groans] Ohhh, but Sipowicz does it.
Homer: So I want the monogram to read “M-A-X P-O-W … “
Employee: Sir, traditionally, a monogram is just initials.
Homer: Max Power doesn’t abbreviate. Each letter is as important as the one that preceded it. Maybe more important! No, as important.
Employee: [sighing] Very well.
Homer: And if you’ve got enough room, add some exclamation points and a pirate flag.
Disco Stu: Disco Stu doesn’t advertise.
Mr. Burns: Some men hunt for sport, others hunt for food, the only thing I’m hunting for is an outfit that looks gooooood.
[to the tune of “Be Our Guest”]
See my vest, see my vest, made from real gorilla chest,
Feel this sweater, there’s no better than authentic Irish Setter.
See this hat? 'Twas my cat. My evening wear? Vampire bat.
These white slippers are albino African endangered rhino.
Grizzly bear underwear; turtles’ necks, I’ve got my share.
Beret of poodle on my noodle it shall rest;
Try my red robin suit, it comes one breast or two,
See my vest, see my vest, see my vest!
Like my loafers? Former gophers! It was that or skin my chauffers.
But a greyhound fur tuxedo would be best.
So let’s prepare these dogs —
Woman: Kill two for matching clogs!
Burns: See my vest, see my vest, oh please, won’t you see my vest?
Missing: Milhouse’s flood pants
An awesome pic of @jbannon closing out night one of #dwfest by @nickdinatale Who got some good pics of Steve Brodsky during their amazing cover of The Cure’s Disintegration??? Use #dwfest!!!
Cursed - Nineteen Seventy Four
These guys can make one note heavy as fuck.
I have absolutely no idea what this is but I absolutely love it!
this is my new favourite post ever on anything
Monty Python’s Flying Circus… possibly one of the best things to ever air
"Hey D.W., why doncha shut your friggin’ trap before I find a way to do it, heh heh!"
Have you heard Foreign Tongues new song ‘Big Drag’ yet? Pre-order their new Split with The Felix Culpa now.
I wanna do this with you
I wonder if I could use this to create a copy of that key and break into that house.
and then there’s Hank
i know those places!
lotta notes for my dumb town
These are our next shows, a short northeast run immediately following the release of ‘Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt.’ We’ll have copies of that, plus ‘I’m Not The Lonely One’ and our 4-way split 7” with Native Wildlife/Glass Lungs/Killing Thing.
We’ll be documenting the shows for a tour diary feature for Funeral Sounds as well, so look out for that and get a glimpse into our sorry lives.
45 years ago today these three men inspired the world with their bravery, skill and example; Thanks Mike, Buzz and Neil.
bout to drop the hottest mixtape of 1969