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On this track Casablancas maps out his emotions. He sings of "hopefulness turning into sadness turning into bitterness turning into anger, and then anger into vengeance." The Guardian November 28, 2009 asked him if the song reflected his feelings about The Strokes. He replied: "It's about situations where you think nothing good will come, you feel stuck in a bad place, but I don't want to say it's about anyone in particular… why, what would you like me to say?" The interviewer pressed Casablancas if it was "a seething rant about hating the Strokes?" He responded: "I have to go play music with them next week. It'd be like, 'Hey! So you hate me?' But the whole point of that song is that those feelings are useless; they just turn pain on to yourself."
They Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
After many years working on the Bridge School, Pegi is establishing her career as a singer/songwriter.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."