Sunday, August 08, 2004

The Future of Rock?

Jason and I have been listening to a new band called The Polyphonic Spree. Has anyone seen these guys? They are loons! But they are freakishly addictive. It's kind of like a Hare Krishna cult on the Magical Mystery Tour. There are about thirty members of the band and they all dress in white robes. Some of them play electric guitar, some play french horn, some play flute. They've got a full chorus in the background. Some of them may just dance around on the stage. I'm not entirely sure what's going on most of the time.

Most of their songs revolve around the Sun. They really like the Sun. It makes them smile. Seriously, those are the lyrics. They've got one song about a tree growing. "Grow, grow, grow," they tell the tree. I swear, they are all smoking something.

But even as we sit there, rolling with laughter at the lyrics, we just keep playing it over and over. They are so cheerful. At the end of their songs, I really start believing that I too can "follow the day and reach for the Sun." (Whatever the blazes that means.)


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