Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hey Black Francis, how about a song about the U of O?

The great blog If Charlie Parker was a Gunslinger, There'd be a whole lot of Dead Copycats (you can find it here), features several posts today about the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Immediately before, however, the blog features a photo of the Pixies -- the post represents an "in joke" among fans of the band.
The Pixies referenced Buñuel's 1929 landmark short film "Un Chien Andalou" in their song "Debaser." The film's signature scene features a closeup of an eye being slashed, and Pixies lead singer Black Francis sings:
"Got me a movie, I want you to know, slicing up eyeballs, I want you to know!" in obvious homage to the film.
I have been listening to the Pixies all morning, waiting for ESPN Gameday, broadcast this morning from Eugene, home of MY BELOVED OREGON DUCKS.
The Ducks take on the frightfully good Cal Bears this afternoon.
The Pixies have a song called "U-Mass" (Kurt Cobain obviously heard this one -- he so shamelessly copied it for "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), I wonder if they would ever sing about the U of O?


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