No Place Like Home (Anywhere But Here) – Pavement



Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Chris

    Man, the Pavement years…

    I’ve been listening to the sort stuff I mentioned to you a while back: Twigs, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Internet, and at this moment, Xenia Rubinos.

  2. Avatar trizzlor

    Duuuude, I could go on forever about Pavement. I submit Fin, the closer to Brighten the Corners, is their saddest leavin’ home song (and a gut-wrenching outro) – though I still have no idea what Malkmus is talking about most of the time.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to trizzlor

      I couldn’t quite work in this one, but this one is super-sad, and another good album closer:


      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Glyph

        Today in Glyph’s Ridiculously-Belated Lyrical Revelations:

        He doesn’t say “jazzbo” (a slightly-derisive term for jazz fans, sort of like calling them “hipsters” or “beatniks”). He says “jazz buffs“, which makes the “skinny arms” joke make more sense, and echo the prior line about “composers so distracted” (that is, = NOT composed).Report

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