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Sunday, August 27th, 2006
4:32 am - so here it is

sinfulshame
Okay, so here it goes.
Im not saying anything for or against ATDI cause personally ive never listened to them and i dont care.
And as for The Mars Volta, yes, they are rather shitty performers.
But one thing i have noticed on this board is that there isnt a smidge of rationality or the slighteset sight of anything except crude humor. Fine by me. Nothing worong with disliking a band and expressing it with humourous insults. I do it all the time.
I just thought it would be interesting shed some light on a few misconceptions and/or misunderstandings that havent been thouroughly examined.
Or at least not outwardly so by anyone on this board.
The first issue being that TMV's lyrics are nonsensical.
This of course can be an accurate statement when the songs are examined individually.
Inertiatic ESP makes absolutely no sense when you examine it as just the song.
But if you didnt know already; TMV's albums are all concept albums, following a linear story with a beginning, middle, and end. So it makes perfect sense that when you take a particular song or set of lyrics and examine them out of context, that of course they would be nonsensical. Almost like the irrational banter of someone who is high on morphine or heroine. But examined within the context of the story that the lyrics are trying to tell (youll need a college level dictionary for alot of the words, heh) the words make perfect sense. One would think that would be obvious. Nothing taken out of context makes complete sense. Like those "you shoulda been there" jokes. Its obviously only gonna be funny to the people who were actually there.
The first full length album is probably the most difficult to scrutinise. Mostly because the better part of the story is told in the fabricated world of a comatose junkie. Its not SUPPOSED to make perfect sense. If youve ever heard the rantings of someone on acid or any other high-grade hallucinogen, their monolouges rarely make any sense to anyone but themselves. And its easy to tell that 3rd through to the 7th tracks all take place within the comatose mind of the main character. The lack of sense is mostly due to the fact that each of those songa are all part of the dreams and adventures going on in his mind. And anyone who dreams and remembers them (which is the better part of you i should imagine) know that dreams rarely make sense once you actually wake up to examine them. And notice that the last three tracks are more clear and descriptive to whats going on. Because they are happening to the main character post-coma. He is awake and fully aware. So the things going on are real and much easier to make sense of. Hence the clarity in the words past track 7 vs the lack of clarity in the earlier tracks. The earlier tracks were all dreams, completely nonsensical except to the main character who is experiencing them at the time.
I gues sthats enough for now. You probably stopped reading after the "shitty performers" part. but whatever, i just had alot of extra time on my hands.

Hope you found this a little bit interesting.

Peace out!
Nicholas

current mood: contemplative

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Saturday, August 26th, 2006
12:20 am - introduction

sinfulshame
hey guys....*ducks in case piss gets thrown*

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Thursday, August 24th, 2006
12:44 pm

twistedsilence
I believe everything I read on the internet.

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Sunday, August 20th, 2006
9:13 pm - For those who haven't seen it yet

lackaday
http://www.somethingawful.com/index.php?a=4023

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Friday, August 18th, 2006
2:08 pm - TMV gets pissed on by anti_atdi

twistedsilence
So I live in Seattle, and a few weeks ago I find out that Endfest is being held here. Although I previously had a strict policy of not attending a show/music festival that contains more than a 5% consistency of attendants that like, enjoy, or may be inclined to liking The Mars Volta, it was a perfect opportunity to bring my grand plan to fruition. I set out for Endfest, ticket and water bottles in hand.

After waiting for hours, sandwiched between the sweaty bodies of hipster faggots and their girlfriends, The Mars Volta finally took the stage. Little did they know that anti_atdi had been plotting their humiliation for years. I unzipped my drawers and slid my sixteen-inch dong into the first of my water bottles, and unleashed a torrent of piss. As it filled up, I switched my manhood into the next bottle, and the next, and into the last of the four soon-to-be projectiles. After their third song drew to a close, I cried "FOR ANTI_ATDI!" and launched the first salvos of urine onto the stage. Time slowed down briefly as the crowd watched in amazement as the mathematically perfect arc of my piss bottle's sacred flight slammed into the guitarist, breaking open and turning his white shirt into a horrendous shade of dark yellow. Omar, enveloped in a blind rage after being blindsided by a hot, frothy bottle of my urine, smashed his guitar into his amp, interrupting Cedric's seizure dance. I cocked back my arm and sent the next volley of piss missiles into the air, squarely hitting Cedric in the side of the face. My man-lemonade dripped down his chest like melted butter on a Thanksgiving turkey.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-A850nknFcg

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/37924
http://www.spin.com/features/news/2006/08/060816_marsvolta/

Unfortunately I was apprehended by security and thrown off the premises, but no charges were brought against me.

Apparently Cedric has a bounty out on my head. You could be the lucky winner of $100 to $1000, as well as a lifetime supply of The Mars Volta merchandise, if you bring him my severed head. It was also implied that Cedric would allow you to be his friend if you do so, which is only slightly preferrable to developing stage-4 AIDS.

"That's what happens when you decide to build a venue on sacred burial ground." No, that's what happens when you fart into a mic and sell it to hipsters. It's what happens when you make a whole crowd of people sit through a 2-hour fisting of a freestyle jam session that is the musical equivalent of getting your asshole bitten off by a midget. Get a goddamn haircut, hippies. You've been pwned by anti_atdi, through and through.

On a related note, Snakes on a Plane is released today. Go see it, and if you've already seen it, go see it again.

current mood: rofl

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Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
6:26 am - MONEY IN A FUNNIE

donttouchthat
YOUR FUCKING SISTER TOLD ME I HAD ODDLY SHAPED FEET HA! WHAT IS IT ABOUT MARS VOLTA THAT MAKES ME ORGASSM MUST BE THE FALSETTO!@!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2006
3:26 am

charnelgaze
Seems like the pretentious kids don't really talk about The Mars Volta much anymore since they started getting radio airplay.

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
1:56 am - My first mv show, discuss
reacharound

I had a great time!

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
2:43 am

twistedsilence
COMMUNITY NEEDS MORE NIGGERS

THIS IS ANTI_ATDI NIGGER RECRUITMENT WEEK

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Tuesday, October 11th, 2005
4:34 am

twistedsilence
so how about those smoke stacks

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
2:09 am

salava
AT THE DRIVE IN IS MY FAVORTIE BAND! !

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Thursday, July 28th, 2005
11:25 pm

lackaday
so hey there's this community over there

sound_rationale

you should apply it's "lots of fun"

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Sunday, July 24th, 2005
5:44 am - seminal

donttouchthat
ONCE TIME I MET CEDRIC HE WAS THE COLOR OF A VOLKSWAGON AND THE SCENT OF A PLOSSUM WAS DRIPPING OFF OF HIM LIKE YOU READ ABOUT

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
11:30 pm

z00plankton_
http://amiannoying.com/(zlbpvveoet3v1t5505vyth45)/view.aspx?id=14817&collection=4438

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Thursday, June 30th, 2005
7:29 pm - Correction.I like typed the last one wrong.

pullyouinclose
do-over.

This has to be the biggest Mars volta, At the drive-in, defacto loving community I have seen on livejournal yet.
Keep it up kid-o.z

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
10:08 pm - Ignorant children.

pullyouinclose
This community is my at the drive-in, Mars volta, defacto loving community so far.
Keep it up, kid-oz.

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Friday, June 10th, 2005
2:16 pm

charnelgaze
Haha, they play The Mars Volta on the local shitty modern rock stations now. They're no longer indie underground. Now even more people can know how bad they suck.

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Thursday, June 9th, 2005
2:51 pm

janedoedies
I saw The Mars Volta last night in el paso! I met Cedric! I met Cedric's mom! I had awesome seats! Cedric's family was sitting right behind us! my friends met Omar! YAY!!! I LOVE THE MARS VOLTA, BITCHES!!!!

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Monday, May 30th, 2005
12:53 am

janedoedies
ohhhhh shiz-niiiiiiiight!

new atdi album, ahhhhhh! its SO AWESOME. just that i'd let you know that it's good, in case you were wondering.
have a nice day!!!

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
2:36 pm - thesaurus abuse

lackaday
follow up to the last SA article:

http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2869

current mood: distressed

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