This week’s chapter of my 1000 Minutes project features considerably shorter songs than I’ve been putting on my list for the past couple of weeks. That means nothing really, except to say that I didn’t have the attention span for “Duk Koo Kim” this week.
Despite it’s use in such horrific film making as Never Been Kissed, this song is absolutely classic. I never went through a particularly depressed phase of my life, but every time I have a moment when I’m feeling as though things aren’t coming up Andy, this track helps me wallow. But at under two minutes, it doesn’t let the feeling last long enough to become boring.
I always thought that what I made for chicks was a “mix tape” – without the “-ed” on the end. Andrew McMahon disagrees with me, or maybe he was told differently. Either way, he fucking gets exactly what I always tried to convey with the tapes I made.
Thinking back on them now, I’m shocked that I could be so arrogant as to think that the recipient would hear the song exactly like I did, or that ending a tape with “Her Majesty” by The Beatles absolved me of having to tell actually her that I loved her a lot without that belly-full of wine. And really, if I didn’t want to tell her myself, maybe she wasn’t worth it anyway.