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I nominate Aaron Gregory of Giant Squid for his great stories. Here are four rfrom The Ichthyologist. What are yours?
In "Dead Man Slough", Gregory plays a man who has found found letters written to
his wife by her lover, and reads them aloud as he kills him. Meanwhile, his wife
waits patiently "out past the muck and brine" for her lover, lamenting that "he's
never been late before".
"Sevengill" is told from the point of view of sharks gathering beneath a bridge as
they wait for a man to jump to his death. The man's wife shows up and pleads for
him not to go, but he says he's "held under by chiton-like lies; your bite marks
riddled my soul, it got so damn cold with all those holes" and throws himself to the
rocky shores below.
"Throwing A Donner Party at Sea" recounts the true story of the Essex, a whaling
ship stove in by a gigantic sperm whale. When the life-rafts run out of food, the
survivors debate who will be killed first: "With the brine up to our knees, all I can
think is how you'll be first to be eaten!"
In "Emerald Bay", an old man sees his late wife sitting on his boat's bow, telling him
it's time to "give into the waves, ending my suffering". He debates whether he
should pour the last of his bottle overboard and go, or stubbornly refuse and
continue drinking and sailing along.
|Aaron Turner, John Haughm, and Mikael Akerfeldt also have some great ones.|
|Jesse Lacey and Jesse Jones from Trophy Scars|
|Bemis, Lacey, Mangum, Rosenstock|
|Jacob Bannon has some excellent lyrics when you sit down and read them. |
|Joanna Newsom, Leonard Cohen, Anne Clark, Jeff Mangum, idk|
|Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Jerry Jones (Trophy Scars), Aaron Weiss (MewithoutYou).|
Tim Kasher has some great lyrics, especially on Album of the Year and The Ugly Organ.
|How can a giant squid write songs? Wait a minute...I'm a horse. Okay, this list seems logical now.|
|John Samson and John Darnielle. no one else even matters compared to them.|
|Well, I've always loved Bjork's lyrical style. Jacob Bannon, Mikael Akerfeldt and Roger Waters are also pretty amazing.|
|Scott Kelly and Aaron Tuner. Fuck Jacob Bannon by the way. |
|Ha, why fuck Bannon? He's a good lyricist. Why you mad? Also, Jason Byron(maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot)|
|"Why you mad?"|
You sound far more upset than the guy you're addressing.
|Yes, I'm so upset. Soooo upset. Yep. |
|mewithoutyou and every time i die |
|Not really much of a creative pick but i really like Jerry Jones|
|"Yes, I'm so upset. Soooo upset. Yep."|
Well you are acting like a teenage girl who feels the need to get the last, irrelevant word in...
|What the heck? Dude, I was never mad. I said one thing. The guy seemed pissed because he was swearing about hating Jacob Bannon. I only asked him why he was mad about it. |