A little politics but mostly late-night delusions

First of all, Guantanamo is/was so bad, but you probably already agree. (China is pretty bad too!)

But more entertainingly, last night I felt all sick and stuff, went to bed at like 10, woke up at 2 and lay awake for an hour. When you’re feverishly lying awake at night, sometimes the goofiest thoughts pop into your head. For example, I kept going in circles on this one:

Why was Smash Mouth such a bad band?

I mean, their first CD was really pretty good. And “Walking on the Sun,” despite its heavy rotation in adult-contemporary stations, is a quality song. (debate if you want; I won’t back that assertion up unless I need to) And then what was even so bad about Astro Lounge? Sure, you heard “All Star” too much too, but “Then the Morning Comes” was pretty good. It had a nice bridge and everything. The rest of the CD was pretty fun; safe for kids and adults alike, maybe, but that doesn’t necessarily make it bad. The rest of the CD was more or less varied, from their upbeat pop opener with clever lyrics about aliens “Who’s there” to laid back “I just wanna see” to reggae curiosity/disaster “Road man” to kinda-weird “Home.” You know, a good effort and all. All right, when they ended up with a cover song on a Shrek soundtrack I kinda lost interest, but before then…?

Call it Barenaked Ladies syndrome. Guilt by association. Or call it “why the hell was I thinking about this at 2am?!”


Julie -

This post made me laugh. Also I love the Barenaked Ladies.

Dan -

I know, right? Me too. Well, not “love”, but “quite like”. Beej was right too, Gordon is great, although I got in at the Stunt era just like everyone else.

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