Friday, January 18, 2008

Lilliputian Queens

I love my Liliput 2CD so much. My fav song of theirs (it changes almost daily) is Ring-A-Ding-Dong. I heard it on my lunchbreak and punched the air, kicked up my feet and nearly pulled a muscle. There’s a swarm of sound going on in this tune but the parts never seem to interfere with each other. The sweetest moment is that funky little descending piano bit. I was hoping to link to one of their shows from Zurich, but the only clip I found on youtube was this odd one of a girl sitting at her computer picking her nose to the beat of one of their songs.

Fun fact: They were once called Kleenex until the toilet paper company said no— incidentally, Kleenex is the brand of toilet paper the Cannanes use and it’s one that has inspired many of their minions to use also, after one of the many pilgrimages up to the Wipplegong estate. Decampo uses it, practically relishing the ribbed texture, but doesn’t approve of what Kleenex does to the environment — a sad, final note to an otherwise lovely story.

6 comments:

David said...

I vote that this post goes too far in detail as much as I dug the Wayne's World reference. The Cannanes once did a Liliput cover. 'Might is Right'. Perhaps that is what you meant.

boy moritz said...

What was the Wayne's World reference? Might is Right - new favourite song

Anonymous said...

Are you being scatological as a tribute to Swift?

Clutching at straws.

boy moritz said...

Was he in Wayne's World too?

Cannanes Inc said...

Actually we have no brand loyalty when it comes to toilet paper

spades of said...

how embarrassment.