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Josh Homme is the classiest guy I know + Girl Talk is all the rage + Can’t we get enough My Morning Jacket?

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First off, a few days ago Marshall posted an article about Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme freaking out on some kid that through a shoe at him during a concert. There’s a video that circulated quickly through the internet that shows Homme threatening the concert-goer with many obscenities you wouldn’t want you grandmother to know you knew. Well, the Homme has apologized to “the Peanut Gallery” that is the internet in a letter containing more colorful vocabulary, wonderful metaphors and inarguable reasons as to why he ISN’T a homophobe, despite using the “f” word for gay several times in his fever-induced rant.

Here’s the letter, compliments of Stereogum:

Member of the Peanut Gallery:

Some journalists & citizens on the internet & are wondering: Q? Am I a homophobe because I included a slang for gay in with other “acceptable” curse words during a verbal lashing I gave a young concertgoer, after being hit by his shoe, during a show the other day? A= Nope. My gay family & friends, as well as myself, KNOW I am not a homophobe. For years now I’ve known gay is not a choice; one’s skin color doesn’t determine one’s intelligence level; & red hair doesn’t mean you’re someone’s stepchild. You see, it’s not the words, it’s their intent. I never said, nor suggested, that being gay is wrong, but apparently, based on your outrage to my flu-infused rant, you do! By that logic… I also told that young whipper snapper I’d have anal sex with him… how can I possibly reconcile these opposing viewpoints? I called him a pussy too. Does it mean I hate our one worlds’ collective vagina? I never have been nor intend to be politically correct. That’s your cross to bear. To me, that PC world would suck more shit than the porta-potty truck at Glastonbury. Homophobic? I’m in Queens of the Stone Age for crissake… You say, “So. Your band name doesn’t prove anything.” Maybe not. But it’s a helluv a lot more definitive than the logic of some watchdog… (sorry canine-American, canine-European, canine-African, canine-Australian & canine-Asian) moralist, keeping score from pure perfectionville? If your glass house is squeegeed that clean & you need to do something, do what the great philosopher Bill Hick’s once suggested: – forgive me-. Or don’t. I’m not asking for either, OK? I think you should let both of your cheeks go loose so the stick will drop out. Either way I expect that you’ll soon find another injustice from your chair, then roll to your bullhorn & point it out to the rest of us… Because you’re so above it all. Or If you’ll allow me to translate a wish of mine into your PC lingo:
Will you please go have, consensual, sex with yourself.
Pretty please with all natural, carbon offset sugar on top.

Sincerely,
Mr. Missundastood
A.K.A. Joshua, Baby Duck, Jho
Head Choreographer & Do Stuff Corporation’s pansexual spokes-thing

Poetic, really.

Now, Girl Talk. I don’t really know what to call Girl Talk. He’s a mixer and a sampler. He creates songs out of tidbits of other songs. And they’re very very good. His debut album Night Ripper was a hit, and now he’s released Feed the Animals digitally, and it’s another huge success. There’s even a Wikipedia page breaking down what songs comprise what songs and at what time they appear. Seriously, check it out. I think you can get the digital version of the album on Girl Talk’s MySpace.

Here’s a video, give it about 40 seconds into it to get to the good stuff:

Finally, I guess the answer to the question presented in the title is no. Stereogum has an article, they were on Conan O’Brien, they’re on the cover of this month’s Paste , there’s this Associated Press article, Pitchfok was all about them in their Bonnaroo coverage, and much more all over the internet. They are a hella-tight band though.

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Written by Jacob Z

June 20, 2008 at 5:39 am

Posted in News

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