Monday, March 2, 2009

I am the last person left on earth with integrity and even I regard myself as fundamentally compromised

It's not like I'm stalking Hazel Blackberry's blog. Or if it is, it's nothing that would stand up in court.

But... I read this post:

which features this exchange:

"Here's some music you probably won't like," I told New Girl.

"Who's this singer?"

"Bob Mould. Formerly of Husker Du."

"Formerly of the Planet Zark! When you talk about music I can't understand a word you're saying."

She listens to a lot of Kanye.

Before I got to the end of that, I had a thought (and yes it must have been a very quick thought): "formerly of the Planet Zark"? The Planet Zark? Is that some ultra-cool pre-Husker Du (I don't know how to do the umlauts, I'm sorry) vehicle for Bob Mould?

Husker Du? Bob Mould totally sold out when he joined those hacks after Planet Zark impoded during their first gig on a Tuesday night at an abandoned High School in western Kentucky. You haven't lived unless you've read the unpublished review of the unpublished cassingle (of which all copies were destroyed when the only copy ever made was accidentally left too close to a four-slice toaster.)

But no. My quick thought was quickly silenced by the brutality of the next lines. The truth is hard and cold. Not unlike an empty thermos flask.


hazelblackberry said...

Wow, two blogs about my blog. Thanks ever so, old bean.

Ampersand Duck said...

See, I would have gone 'Bob Mould, formerly of Sugar'. I don't think it would have changed the retort, which was sooooo very cutting.