Thursday, October 20, 2011

Prick Tunes: Neutral Milk Hotel "Holland, 1945"

There are, I shit you not, two separate pics of Paris Hilton
holding this CD on the first Google Image page that comes
up when searching for Neutral Milk Hotel. Different outfits.
WTFuck? Must be a weird interweb meme.
Continuing on in the theme of men with unhealthy relationships with women theme of the week, what follows is a video by YouTube user TEBarrettJr. As is likely going to be the case with a lot of the songs on here, it can be difficult to find a usable video for some of these songs.

As alluded to yesterday*, the song is "Holland, 1945" off of what is likely my (and April Ludgate's) favorite album ever, Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane over the Sea. The album is largely inspired by Jeff Mangum's obsession with The Diary of Anne Frank, and this is the most overt of the elegies/temporally-displaced love songs to Anne Frank. While there seems to be a legitimate innocence to much of the pain and longing, there is a pathos to the feelings therein that would preclude one from being able to categorize these sentiments as healthy.

*Let's be honest here. How many of you thought I was going to go with "Lily, My One and Only" by the Smashing Pumpkins today?

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