November 06, 2005

I suppose that is out of context.

I've recently gotten my hands on the excellent album "Give Up" by The Postal Service. It's been shuttling back and forth between my discman, my stereo, and my laptop for several days now, by which I mean that I like it quite a bit.

One thing keeps bugging me, though. There's a line in the first song, The District Sleeps Alone Tonight, that says, "It seems so out of context/ in this gaudy apartment complex."

I can't hear it without thinking of this Gaudí apartment complex. I've been told that it doesn't fit in with its surroundings very well, but I still can't figure out what that has to do with the rest of the song.

Posted by dianna at November 6, 2005 05:45 PM

Hahahaha...damn you. You've officially ruined the song for me.

Posted by: Chester at November 6, 2005 11:38 PM

Oh, it was nothing really. There's no need for thanks.

Posted by: Dianna at November 7, 2005 08:46 AM

It makes me wonder what the hell would appear "in context" in the Gaudi apartment complex.

I second the damnation of Dianna.

Posted by: katie at November 7, 2005 11:25 AM

A very large pink bee, I think. I'd never seen a closeup of the facade before, but my god, it's even weirder and more honeycombey than I'd imagined.

Damn me if you must. I find it hilarious.

Posted by: Dianna at November 7, 2005 03:05 PM

To balance out the reactions around here, I emailed the above thought to my co-worker from whom I copied the album, and she laughed so hard that she had to come down two flights of stairs to inform me of how hard she was laughing.

Posted by: Dianna at November 7, 2005 07:16 PM