August 20, 2004



How are the writerly lyrics of The Decemberists different from the writerly portions of, say, Girls Aloud songs? Doing which kind best is what kind of achievement? Is it worth making popular music if it sounds like you and your friends talking over the “Magnolia” DVD? Why does evil money-making pressure foster good music more than it fosters good movies?

I just now—plate of shrimp—heard Les Savy Fav’s “Your Fading Vibe” and noticed a near-direct quote from Pavement’s “In The Mouth a Desert.” There was also a distinct hip-hop influence in the song; perhaps we need to talk about different generations of lyric generation.

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