Friday, June 03, 2005

Songs About Blackberry Pants

I don't need any new pants.

(Well gee.... that's great, Eric. Thanks for letting us know.)

You're welcome. But, if I did need new pants, I'd probably buy Dockers. Why? Two reasons. The first is that I saw their new TV commercial the other day, and it featured a bunch of people jumping around in slow motion to This Is The Day by The The - a good song from one of my favorite bands of the 80's and early 90's. I'm still trying to make the leap between its lyrics and a pair of pants, but given the genius that is contemporary advertising, I shouldn't have to work too hard at it.

**Tangent time..... Oh what - you'd rather read about pants? Please.

About 10 years after the release of the Soul Mining album (on which This Is The Day appears) The The released their album Dusk - probably my favorite recording of theirs - which contained, among several stellar tracks, the tune This Is The Night. I'm not sure if they were just being clever by naming the tune that, or if it was completely coincidental. Regardless, other than the title the two songs have little else in common. They're not even polar opposites. I actually like Night better than Day, in art and in life, as blasphemous as that sounds. Go ahead and give 'em a listen. Loudly - like I am right now in an effort to drown out the Three Doors Down album that's blasting in the office across the hall. Desert Stormy!!!!

Oh, and if you want to listen to listen to more The The, you can hear every song from every album in the jukebox on their website. Very cool gesture on their part. Check out both Dusk and Mind Bomb - two classics. End tangent**

The second reason I'd buy Dockers is that they're giving away free Blackberry's with the purchase of $50.00 worth of merchandise (after rebate - of course.) As always, there's a bit of a catch involved. In order to get the thing for free you also have to sign a voice and data contract which amounts to $75.00/month... for two years. Not cheap, but according to my two friends who currently own them already, it's not highway robbery either. Expensive as it is, that's pretty much the going rate for Blackberry service these days. Just thought I'd pass the info along.... you know, just in case you bought a new pair of pants and wanted some way of e-mailing everyone to let them know.

In other random Friday news, I've discovered Lime Tea. Don't laugh - I'm very happy about this. I was in the grocery store the other day and happened across this stuff which is nothing but dried lime in a teabag. Sounds nasty, tastes delicioso. Wunderbar, even. If you like sour beverages, I'd highly recommend it.

Apropos of nothing:

This woman is insane.

These people are less so but the pictures are amusing.

And to complete the trifecta AND take home the blue ribbon:

The Top 10 worst album covers of all time.

Happy Friday, folks. Have a great weekend.

[**Update 07/02/05: Sorry folks, had to remove the MP3's from this post. My general rule of thumb is to keep them up for a week at maximum, so it was beyond time for these guys to go bye-bye. Sorry**]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great The The song.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

I agree. They both are. Which one did you have in mind?

3:20 PM  

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