Aug 3, 2009

Music Video Mondays - Bright Eyes

I know. I usually do these on Fridays, but fuck it! It's the Summer, y'all!

I don't know very much about this band. I'm only listening to them tonight for the very first time, but I like what I hear so far. The did a cover of Daniel Johnston's* Devil Town that was featured in Season 1 of Friday Night Lights on NBC and we dug the shit out of it.  So I went a-lookin' for some more on ye olde Youtube.

Thusly, here are a few videos starting with Devil Town (not made by the band themselves).

You can decide for yourself if you dig 'em like we do. - Earl
Devil Town
by Daniel Johnston
(as performed by Bright Eyes)
I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down about the devil town

All my friends were vampires
I didn't know they were vampires
It turns out I was a vampire myself in the devil town

I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down about the devil town

All my friends were vampires
I didn't know they were vampires
It turns out I was a vampire myself in the devil town

I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down about the devil town

About the devil town

I was living in a devil town
I didn't know it was a devil town
Oh lord it really brings me down about the devil town


*Daniel Johnston's story is a pretty darned interesting one. 
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All my friends are vampires.

7 comments:

downtown guy said...

Here's their best song:
http://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=lXFPOLY-cFs

Michelle said...

I dig Bright Eyes - have em on my ipod!

Dr Zibbs said...

I have 2 Bright Eyes CD's on my Ipod too. Love them!

B.E. Earl said...

DG - I checked it out. Thanks!

Michelle - you so cool. :)

Zibbs - you too! :)

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

gah. i was able to watch the first 30 seconds of the first song you linked in comments of my vanhalen post. saw some serious Dave spandex action.

then my brain went all crazy add spastic as I slowly dissolved into my obession with house looking (both online and in real life)

can't even get it together to watch clips right now, brain too crazy right now.

but, just you wait. I'll get it together!!! 'll watch those clips!!! and these too!!!

just you wait!!!

ok. basically saying thankyou for more vanhalen linkage.

take care :)

Callie said...

Hey - Daniel Johnston was born in Sacramento!

And, like half the population, he's bi-polar.

:-P

I can't watch You Tube at work, but I've heard it before, and it's one seriously twisted song.

B.E. Earl said...

Holly - just listen to the songs. Don't watch the videos. The first one is just a tv show where they lip-synced the song and the second one is just a picture of the album.

Callie - only half? ;)