– THE PEACEFUL PROTEST –
Tyler was a night person. While the rest of us slept, he worked. He had one part time job as a projectionist. See, a movie doesn’t come all on one real. It comes on a few. See, there are these little dots on the screen.
In the movie industry, we call them cigarette burns.
That’s the cue for a change-over. The movie keeps on going, and nobody in the audience has any clue.
Why would anyone want this shit job?
Because it affords him other interesting opportunities.
Like splicing single frames of porn into family films…
Jpegmafia’s records often feel to me like the musical equivalent of Fight Club character, Durden’s mischievous splices.
He specialises in choppy. Unexpected. The sort of music designed to make you wonder whether you actually just heard that.
Only in ‘Peggy’ (or Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks as he’s known to his Mum)’s case the whole film is a ‘bluey’ with the odd shot of Dumbo’s face cropping up from time-to-time. Don’t try to imagine that.
The Who (yes, it’s a reference to Mssrs Townshend, Daltry et al) is a track that encapsulates this choppiness in one fell swoop, with a woozy Drake-like Fender Rhodes line leading us through, only to be intermittently interrupted by odd noises, oohs and child-voiced orders to ‘listen’.
That Eyas’ silky vocal serenely hovers above it all, provides an enticing, ethereal counterpoint to Jpeg’s claims that he writes hits while “taking a deuce”.
That a track as good as The Who was originally written during sessions for Peggy’s 2018 album Veteran and didn’t make the cut just goes to show that not everything that ends up on the cutting room floor should be discarded.
Take a nod from Chuck Palahniuk and just splice it into somewhere unexpected.
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– SV –