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Frontier Psychiatrist by Snuppy
Monday, 12 February 2007, 9:12am
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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?” Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”

~Charlie Brown, Peanuts

MAKE no mistake, we’re in favor of therapy, heck, we’ve had more than a few minutes with more than a few shrinks, ourselves. So trust us, we know first hand how helpful it can be — as evidenced, we suppose, by how “normal” we are, now that we’ve been properly analyzed, diagnosed, and/or medicated. That said, we find ourselves wondering if anyone in the retro-electro-dance-rock-get-down-get-funky-baby (or not) Australian group THE AVALANCHES has ever had “therapy”, since their music video, Frontier Psychiatrist (from their 2000 album, Since I left You), is about as “whack” as any we’ve seen and/or heard in recent memory (which isn’t saying much, but that’s beside the point). And by “whack”, let us be perfectly clear: we dig it.* Which makes us think A) we need to call one of our former shrinks because, B) our meds aren’t working as well as we thought, and/or C) it’s time for us to start trusting our kids’ taste in music, because D) despite the fact that we initially watched the following to avoid an ugly scene in our Very Own Office after our Very Own Son gently told us to “watch this goddam video because I’m tellin’ you it’s fucking awesome!”, this song turned out to be pretty darn cool, which means, E) since we liked the video and/or avoided the aforementioned “scene”, we may be F*in’) crazy, but we’re not 7) stoopid.

NOT that anyone asked, but we also happen to think The AvalanchesFrontier Psychiatrist mashes rather nicely with the delectable Crazy, by the even more delectable GNARLS BARKELY (a favorite artist of our favorite BOHEMIAN), but then, maybe we’ve taken one too many “crazy pills” to know what we think, let alone what makes for a good and/or melodious mash-up:

*IN CASE you couldn’t tell (or could, but didn’t care) and/or kind of wondered (but not really) and/or were afraid to ask (for fear we’d answer), we’re offering up these “crazy-ish” videos as a lame version of “Monday Opposites”, a counter, of sorts, to the mellow, bluesy JAMES MORRISON deliciousness the very divine DJ LAMPSHA treated us to over the weekend.

PS: Don’t forget that tomorrow, it’s DIESEL’S turn to reel in the Snark. Yay! Hooray! Yippee! (We love it when it’s Diesel’s turn to Snark, can you tell?) So be here, or be, uh… squere. Just sayin’… his post is bound to be wa-a-a-ay more entertaining than this one is. (at least it better be, or there’s no tellin’ what we’ll do…)



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this post made perfect sense when i started writing it over the weekend, but i swear, by this morning? not so much. obviously i came to the conclusion that it didn’t matter, since i really had nothing else to offer up, but still… hopefully none of you will be too scared to show up tomorrow, when the more sane and/or well-written DIESEL reels us in with another of his fine missives!

Happy Monday. (or “Mondya” as i just tried to write — which is, i suspect, indicative of how my day will be going from here on out!) sigh. xox

Comment by One Hot Puppy

I think this is the perfect post-Grammys offering…it has a pretty good beat and I think I could dance to it although I won’t because such behavior is deemed not appropriate for the office and end result would be…well, therapy.

Comment by BoBo

BoBo: i tell ya, the way this STOOPID Monday is starting out, these songs are perfect. for me, that is. hopefully no one else is going crazy so early in the week. sigh and SIGH. xox

Comment by snuppy

This monday isn’t Stoopid at all! πŸ™‚ I am excited – Today marks the 7th year Erick and I have been married. We got married on a cold and blizzardy day…. today is sunny and just damn cold!! Love the videos – can’t get enough of the great music!!

Comment by cj

Happy Anniversary CJ!

Comment by BoBo

Hmmmmm!!! This woman needs therapy….I effing enjoyed this….esp. Gnarls Barkely πŸ™‚ *stands up to dance*
Thanks for a good start to what promises to be a great week.
Working in the studiooooo….la, la, la, this woman need theeeeraaaaapy….la,la,la πŸ˜‰

Happy Anniversary, CJ

Comment by Mo'a

Those videos do more than mash, who’s sampling whom?

Comment by Walela

That was the oddest video with coolest sampling I’ve seen in a while! It rocked!

Comment by Pavel

CJ: AWWWWWW!! Happy Anniversary! hope this is the EIGHTH of manymanymany more to come!! XOX

Mo’a: ah yes, dear friend, it’s hard NOT to get up and boogie with Gnarls Barkley in da house — glad you “effing” enjoyed this, i “effing” did, too! xox

Walela: sampling and/or smoking, right? (or drinking, now that i think about another application for the word “mash”!) xox

Pavel: so glad you enjoyed this — and i’m VERY relieved to know i’m not the only one who loves to listen to music that includes cool “sampling”. (serioulsy, i always thought there might be something weird about me — aside from the things we’ve already established as weird about me, that is) xox

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Comment by Pavel

Pavel: i don’t know what you’re talking about… (stupid WordPress was in “maintenence mode” there — hence my comment was double posted… d’oh!) xox πŸ™‚

Comment by One Hot Puppy

Nothing like a catchy tune and Roschart on a Monday morning.

Comment by littlebluepill

I liked the Frontier Therapy video too–very different, catchy, and intriguing. The dancing ghosts were grate, too:) THe Avalanches? I didn’t know about them–thanks for the tip.

Comment by actonbell

I loved this/them/the videos/the sampling/the mashing/the therapy, but most of all…THE WOMAN ON DRUMS! I just wish I could have seen this from my office – it would have made for a much better day.

Great collaborative effort – loved it. xox

Comment by LAMPSHA

That was some crazy stuff.

Speaking of crazy, this has been a crazy day. Don’t get too excited about my post for tomorrow — I wrote it in about as much time as it took James Blunt to write that crappy song of his.

Oh, you’re all asleep. Nevermind.

Comment by Diesel

LBP: my thoughts, exactly. πŸ˜‰ xox

Actonbell: i’m really glad you liked this. so weird, and yet, so fun, right? ah well, not sure what that says about either one of us — probably a good thing we don’t care! xox

Lampsha: ah yes, my friend — i know you’ve had the craziest of days (well, the past few days, if i read your e-mail right, and i think i did). sorry i didn’t have this in the queueueue for youououou sooner, for it would have pleased me to NO END to think i might have helped give you even a small reason to smile! hopefully the REST of the week will be better, eh? (for us all, come to think of it) xox

Diesel: not so fast, bub. i’m still up, for a NANO-SECOND. long enough to write a comment about your upcoming post, which i found to beeeeeeee.e.e……..



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