Normally I would not want to dedicate many words to something that I dislike, so I'll just say this, "Hey Pitchforkmedia.com! The Fiery Furnaces couldn't write a decent song to save their whining, self-indulgent, self-loving, sibling-loving, unmelodic, meandering, 12 minute-song-writing asses. Goddam I hate this band. And I wish they wouldn't put out a 10 song, 40 minute album and call it "ep", like it's not a full album. You're not fooling anyone, bitches! And for that Blueberry Boat album? Did you ever consider writing 12 fully formed, sensical, coherent, tuneful songs? I mean, like, cut-an-pasting together, like, four dozen unfinished ideas and calling it an epic "concept" album, is really just a cop-out, right? You really don't fool me. Putting out one crappy album every 9 months doesn't indicate talent. Too much time on your hands, maybe. Perhaps it demonstrates the dangers of what happens when "professional" recording products are easily available to the home user. And for your lyrics: just because you're reading out of some obscure book, doesn't mean that it's good, or that anyone wants to hear it. And your tunes? Might I make a suggestion? A little thing called "melody". I think you have what I call "melodic tunnel-vision". You can't see beyond the 4 or 5 notes per song that the vocalist can make. Believe me when I say, there's 88 keys on a standard piano! That's 88 different notes that you could incorporate into a song! Think of it!! More than 4? You bet. I'm no mathematician, but I guarantee, that if you look hard, you'll even find a variety of notes to be found on a guitar's neck as well. Blueberry Boat is a bunch of little ditties strung together to make one giant, solipsistic mess of a 78 minute album. Ugh. It's really terrible. Now, I know that some indie rock critics have called this a great album, but 500 years ago, they all would have agreed that the world was flat, too, so that shows what they know.
"So", you're asking, "What's good, then?". I'll tell you. Right now, I'm listening the The Arcade Fire album, "Funeral". It's really, really good. It's received high praise, and I think it's well-deserved. Good, emotional, some chamber strings, and it's made by a husband/wife combo, and some others. Kind of 80's-ish, I suppose, but very original. Check it out wherever you can, yo.
California was very floody, as you can see at any reputable news web-site.
Disneyland was very wet and drippy, but kind of like a magical, rainy ghost-town. IT'S A SMALL WORLD was all decorated-up for Christmas, but it's such a janky ride to begin with, it's like dressing up a dog in a dress with a wig and make-up. Shure, it's pretty, but it's still a stinky dog, who eats his own shite. Pirates, Splash Mtn, Indy Jones, etc. were all very good. No lines for nothing, so that's nice. We got to go to Buca di Beppo with Lonny, Cris, and Kyla, which was totally great. I miss my old chum Lonny. He's going to be a cop pretty soon.
School is fun and funny. Spanish 102, is like, the worst class I've ever taken. How useless is Spanish? If I ever even get a gardener, I'm going to make sure he speaks English. Oh crap, my stereotype detector is going bananas. Gotta go!