Hello, darlings. Have you missed me? Probably. Of course, you’re probably not reading this. You’re probably scrolling to the bottom of this post to find out who the winner was. Honestly. You people. But, since you’re not reading this, let me take this opportunity to confess that it WAS me who accidentally stole and ate your candy bar in the 3rd grade. My bad.
Coming in at number 5:
“Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?” by The Unicorns
James Strickland had this to say about his choice:
“…it’s quirky, and the odd levity of the phrase underscores the fact that the title is about them being dead. Which also describes their musical style, so it’s a fitting title.”
I chose this for the poll because I adored it. I mean, doesn’t it seem like a really random thought to have? It was definitely in my top 2. But you voters didn’t agree with me. Which means that I should probably revisit this whole “democracy” idea I’ve got going…
Coming in at number 4:
“Good News For People Who Love Bad News” by Modest Mouse
Jimmy Proszeck had this to say about his choice:
“I’m sure Isaac or one of the other band members worked hard on the title to make a catchy play on words. I appreciate that. Also, this is the only ‘bad news’ that I’ve ever enjoyed, to my best recollection.”
I chose this title because Jimmy’s right. That play on words is fantastic. And it creates such a fun logical conundrum. Think about it. REALLY think about it…you’re welcome.
Coming in at number 3:
“Highly Refined Pirates” by Minus the Bear
Jon Woodson had this to say about his choice:
“I really wish I had some introspective or meaningful reason, but I don’t. It just sounds like the greatest job ever. Being an intelligent and cultured sailor, while also being a badass who takes what he wants, when he wants.”
I chose this title because, like Jon, I love the idea of a pirate being all piratey, but a perfect gentle person all the same. That IS the romantic image we all have of pirates, isn’t it?
And now. The runner-up for best album title is…
“Hooray For Boobies” by Bloodhound Gang
Unfortunately, Zorro (I fervently hope that is your real name, by the way) was unavailable for comment.
That being said, I think it’s pretty obvious why I chose this title. I mean, “Hooray For Boobies”? This album title is just in your face about what it thinks. You have to admire that (while you’re giggling like a school girl…it’s cool. I did the same thing.).
And the winner!
“I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass” by Yo La Tengo
Trevor Green had this to say about his choice:
I chose the album title “I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass” because it made me laugh. This was the first Yo La Tengo album that I knew of, and the title intrigued me enough to listen to it.
I chose this title because it was hilarious. Like Trevor said, it made me laugh. Then you have the added bonus of it being a meaningful statement. I mean, when you’re being bullied, I feel like this should be your go to phrase [NOTE: Don't actually use it if your physical abilities do not match your verbal ones].
Congratulations, Trevor! You win the $10 iTunes gift card! Just in time for Christmas, too.
For all of you who entered but didn’t win, don’t lose heart! New contest announced after the holidays. Try your hand!
And for those of you wondering where this week’s setlist is, cut me some slack. I’ve been Christmas shopping and listening to a ton of new music. I am so excited about so much of what I’m listening to. It’s insane. So, new playlist tomorrow.
Also, head on over to the Fun. store to preorder the bundle for “Some Nights.” You get entered to win insane prizes, and you get a free download of “One Foot”! I’m not sure how I feel about the song yet, but I’m going to listen to it 10 times before I make any hasty judgments.
Now. Have a wonderful evening, and Happy Christmas Eve’s Eve!