Nobody’s Perfect

You're digging the hair, aren't you?  Isn't it awesome?

You’re digging the hair, aren’t you? Isn’t it awesome?

meccamuzakmondaysIf you think your Monday’s dragging out too long, just remember that Sunday lasted for 25 hours… and today is guaranteed to not take that long.  And if you need more than just that strange fact to comfort you on this first day of the week, then just sit back, turn the speakers up, and let me and DJ Scratchy clean out your ears with another totally gnarly song from the official CD of holiday shopping in this week’s edition of Mecca Muzak Monday!

For today’s Triple M, me and the homeponeh are going to be storming the Bastille!!!

france paris squirrel skunk

Vive le ecureuil!

No… not that Bastille, which celebrates its big holiday the day after my birthday.  The band Bastille!  Actually, lead singer Dan Smith named the band Bastille because his birthday is July 14th.  He formed the quartet, named after the French prison, in London in 2010, and they have had one major album in the short time they’ve been together, 2012’s “Bad Blood.”

I'm takin' you for a ride!

I’m takin’ you for a ride!

While Bastille is best known in the US for the oddly unique song “Pompeii” (Which is a three-time Mecca CD alumnus), I discovered that they have another truly eclectic, but absolutely wonderful song called “Flaws”, which is sandwiched in between two really shitty songs late in the third hour of the current Fall 2014 CD…

After listening to that, can you possibly guess what attracted me to this song in the first place?

Video game music kicks ass!!!

Video game music kicks ass!!!

To be honest, I paid absolutely no attention to this song at all for the first month or so it was getting played… but those little computer generated beeps and boops kept catching my ear and finally convinced me to look up the song on YouTube.  I am so glad I did, because it very quickly became a huge favorite of mine.  The percussion is just as neat and funky as in “Pompeii”, and the lyrics are actually pretty cool as well, and I normally could care less about whether a song’s trying to “say something” or not…


All of your flaws and all of my flaws…

Come back next Monday for another tasty piece of ear candy from the Mecca CD!  And hurry up before…… this starts up!

You no good blind bastard!!!

You no good blind bastard!!!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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15 Responses to Nobody’s Perfect

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Super Mario Brothers 2, which actually wasn’t supposed to be a sequel at all but ended up that way here. I didn’t even want to own that game (though, I do have it now).

    What? This wasn’t a video game post?

  2. draliman says:

    Ah, I misread “He formed the quartet named after the French prison in London in 2010” thinking, um, wasn’t the Bastille in Paris? 🙂

  3. I got lost early on, but I really liked the illustrations.

  4. Ally Bean says:

    Love your last drawing. So true. Kind of scary to think that it’s only days until the Feliz Navidad-ing begins.

  5. Great gaming music sound.

  6. calipatti says:

    I couldn’t follow this post either. Song is ok, I missed the ending. Watching Couch People.
    My Mecca first have Muzak.
    Zip, nada, silence.

    • calipatti says:

      First= doesn’t — auto correct
      Couch People = People’s Couch

      No idea why that song would catch your attention at work, why?

      • calipatti says:

        First time ever, anywhere I replied 3 times.
        I meant “why” attention at work because of its pace. When I worked graveyard I needed faster paced music.
        Graveyard workers rock!!

      • The picture following that line was the clue… the video game like melody that bridges the gaps in the last couple choruses. It’s pretty distinctive given how out of place it seems within the song. Even my helper, who’s in his 60’s and can’t hear worth a crap, noticed the beep booping and said this must be one of “my songs”…

        It’s not exactly a “working tune”, but it’s one I’ve come to enjoy listening to. We used to unload trucks to disco music 15 years ago when one of the local stations got on a 70’s kick. There’s some tunes you can move to!

  7. calipatti says:

    Ok thanks. Song opens with a hint of what’s to come and I will play again without TV. My bad.

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