Sunday, October 30, 2011

"craigslistlieder": weird ads by misfits spark marvelous music

Gabriel Kahane's song cycle craigslistlieder uses texts from actual personals from craigslist; here's the 4th movement followed by the original ad:

neurotic and lonely - 20
Reply to: pers-134000159@craigslist.org
Date: 2006-02-14, 9:45PM EST
average height, brown eyes (slightly disportionate), brown curly hair (jewfro), 20 y/o, slightly hunched, occasionally employed anthropologist, chainsmoking jew, currently living with parents, off from school to deal with emotional problems (medicated), seeks gorgeous artsy genius woman interested in philosophical discourse, making out, television, woody allen movies, thelonious monk, the nazis, chinese food, thomas pynchon, digestive disorders. must enjoy video games. must own a video game system. (my parents refuse to buy one for me) no ugg boots. no long island.
Delusional or what? I don't even know where to begin!

On another note, here's "Let's Not Settle Down"—Kahane's postmodern tribute to Cole Porter:

1 comment:

  1. My only response to that ad is "WOW!"

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