So there was just a new Apple ad on TV. One which grabbed my attention with an unmistakeable baseline…
My first reaction was “Holy crap! That’s
Gigantic!! Awesome!”. My second reaction was “Uh… do Apple realise what that song is actually about…?”
If I may be allowed to be blunt, the song
Gigantic by the Pixies is about a cock. A big black cock. A gigantic black cock.
I don’t know if that’s meant to be a hint about some kind new Apple product, but if it is, I don’t think I’ll be buying.
Good ad though.
Today’s Google Doodle (commemorating 66 years since whatever the hell happened at Roswell happened) is fantastic. It took me a little while, but I figured out how to recover all the alien’s ship parts and send him safely on his way.
I particularly liked the reference to the legendarily awful E.T. computer game 🙂
For a sadder look at Roswell, here’s the Pixies…
1: People who can’t tell the difference between ‘balmy’ and ‘barmy’ should be shot.
2: Kim Deal’s vocals on
Here Comes Your Man remind me of the high school sweetheart I never had.
3: The government’s new
National Broadband Network ads look like the containment grid’s broken down again.
That is all
Having the kind of anxiety and depression riddled day where simply being conscious hurts.
There’s only one solution. The Pixies.
There. That’s a bit better.
And evolving from the sea,
Would not be too much time for me,
To walk beside you in the sun,
I read something,
About a son of a gun,
The Sad Punk
That’s a whole lotta Bach
Well, after yesterday’s (more or less) metal extravaganza, some relaxation is probably in order. So here’s some nice, soothing music with no mention of vikings, axes, pirates, blood, Gnaeus Julius Agricola or the Earth perishing in flames…
Bach – Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1
Vivaldi – Winter II Largo
Bach – Air on the G String
Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
Falling Joys – Lock it
Now this is
weird. It sounds nothing like the Pixies or Reel Big Fish. Nonetheless I can’t help enjoying the sheer idiocy of it.
The Pixies version – if you’re interested
So, they’re using the Pixies’
Where is My Mind to advertise the Kinect.
Hmmm, given that it’s a Microsoft product I would have thought
Trompe le Mond was more appropriate…
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
So, it’s 20 years today since the release of Nirvana’s
Nirvana were a good band and all, but please try and remember that the Pixies did everything that Nirvana did first, and with lyrics about sea monkeys.