Wednesday, March 23, 2005

(Here's what you Wonketeers may be looking for) Ian Mackaye may not be such a humorless bastard after all!

[Sorry for the redundant, redundant reposting, but we're happy for the Wonkette traffic and noticed that the original posts permalink was all fucked up. So here you go again.]


If you are at all like me, then you've already purchased your own copy of The Evens self-titled record. You may have even had the opportunity to peruse the track listing and noted that one of the songs is called "Mount Pleasant Isn't". And then you've thought to yourself: "Oh my. A pun! And a cheap one at that! I wasn't really ready for that." And then, out of pure delight and surprise, you may have had a chuckle.

What's with a trace of humor making it through to the final copy of an Ian Mackaye product? Where's my steady diet of seriousness!? Maybe this is Amy Farina's influence. Maybe she's related to wisecracking Dennis Farina. The DCeiver, like you, has no idea. But we have obtained exclusive notes from deep within the Dischord Empire that indicates that Ian and Amy always intended to issue a humorous sounding diss to at least one Washington, DC neighborhood. Mount Pleasant was the lucky winner, but if you go see The Evens in concert, you may be fortunate enough to hear some of the alternate takes of this song. The DCeiver is happy to provide you with those songs titles.

  • Columbia Heights of Depravity
  • Logan Circle an Ad in the Real Estate Section for Some Really Overpriced Townhomes
  • Spring Valley of the Dolls
  • Shaw Does Look Like the White Man Be Comin' to Build a Goddamned Jamba Juice on My Block
  • Dupont: Total Sausage Hang
  • Fort Reno 911
  • Adams Morgonna Make Me Puke From All The Rat Shit
  • More Like TenleyFROWNS! (What the Fuck Do All You Rich AU Students Have to be So Sad About?)
  • Golden Triangle: It Figures That The Lords of Commerce Would Name Their Business District After Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, Which Their Friends In the Government Bombed Into Dust Just A Few Decades Ago, But Their Profits Can't Bring the Thousands of Dead Back To Life, Can They? No, They Can't! So Nanny-Nanny-Boo on Your Whole Messiah Building Enterprise, Assholes!
  • Suck It, Rosslyn


Anonymous said...

And yet, no matter how many times you post it, it's still just not that funny.

mcSey said...

I guess she's never heard Minor Threat's version of Stepping Stone or the "Hello my name is Ian, and I'm from Minor Threat" speech/song thing

Stitt said...

now bring that beer over here so I can knock it outta yer hand!

Anonymous said...

Ian, et al are friends with Kerri Kenney who is in the band Cake Like as well as being on Reno 911, The State, Viva Variety, etc. I have seen all those cats at Fugazi shows. So I think it should come as no surprise that he has a sense of humor.

The Deceiver said...

Oh, he has a generous sense of humor. Please don't get me wrong! My painting of Mackaye is most definitely a tongue-in-cheek parody of a fiercely earnest Fugazi frontman. I'm beginning to think that his biggest fans are ten times as earnest as my parody. Fret not, I love the guy.

Anonymous said...

Ian HAS to have a sense of humor - he produced one of the funniest punk discs of all time, Tesco Vee's "Dutch Hercules." It has songs like "Wine, Wenches and Wheels" and "Lesbian Death Dirge." And a rap satire called "Crapper's Delight." Worth finding!