Post by skywaywalker on Aug 8, 2020 20:04:12 GMT -5
Aug 5, 2020 at 7:33pm jimmyswagger said:
AKM was my entry point to The Hold Steady. It wasn't until about 2006 when I first heard about them, but I decided to start at the beginning. I thought it was audacious that they used their band name in the first song. And then when they did it again in The Swish, and DJs and Knuckles, I was hooked.
Yeah, the self reference thing is cool. Reminds me of The Clash and their song Clash City Rockers.
Post by skywaywalker on Aug 11, 2020 0:41:12 GMT -5
skywaywalker Avatar Jun 28, 2020 15:59:15 GMT -5 skywaywalker said: ... *Here I read that sometimes meth users see "shadow people" and are prone to paranoia: www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shadow%20people -One interesting thing it mentions is that shadow people are seen "slithering." ... -TLTTSTtM has lines about "hissing" suspicions, and signs in the kitchen that she's slipping, such as hearing clicks in her head.
After thinking about the double meaning of "kitchen," this reading (for The Last Time That She Talked to Me) that the clicks in her head aren't real (amd are a meth hallucination) seems even more plausible.
Why is he scouting out a location in this song?
The lingering suspicions of the million hare krishnas line seems to indicate some kind of deep paranoia, as well as the mention of armies amassing.
Reminds me of the skins sleeping in bulletproof vests in I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You.
Post by skywaywalker on Oct 17, 2020 20:31:32 GMT -5
Several years ago Craig said something like he needed to make the waters murkier in regards to the storyline. I question how necessary this was. There's a risk, as one literary critic pointed out, of mistaking obscurity for subtlety.
Also, no offense to anyone on this board, but I don't think anyone really ever got more than pieces of the story. There are a few big chunks that I think are pretty well figured out, but after all these years, it seems like mostly little pieces, whether here or on any of the lyrics websites.