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"Matches" by Sifu Hotman [*] was this past episode's weather on Welcome to Night Vale, and as soon as I had a minute, I went and bought the entire album (only $5 on Bandcamp!). Here's an embed of the song, which you can also download for free through the link:

[*] BTW, best band name or best band name?

It builds, so you should listen to the whole thing, but really, it says quite a lot of what you need to know about me to know that I find the last section genuinely comforting (my transcription):

There are no stories told in a vacuum, there is no prophecy lighting our way
There is just a lot of darkness to be afraid of, so it's a good thing we are not afraid
There is no Superman in that phone booth, there is no rewarding our faith
There is no-one who can save us, so it's a good thing we don't need to be saved
There are no starships in low Earth orbit, no aliens to save us from ourselves
There is no voice willing to speak for us, so it's a good thing we know how to yell
There is no Chosen One, no destiny, no fate, there's no such thing as magic
There is no light at the end of this tunnel; so it's a good thing we brought matches

I haven't listened to the rest of the album yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Check it out.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Best band name.

I like those lyrics many much.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Cho Hakkai: intelligence)
From: [personal profile] sovay
BTW, best band name or best band name?

YAY.

I really like that last line.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
littlebutfierce: (k-on yui exclamation point)
From: [personal profile] littlebutfierce
I really really like Guante's stuff & have been meaning to check out Sifu Hotman since it came out, but... lazy, hahaha. >_< I do like that excerpt tho!

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] abigail_n.livejournal.com
Someone on the WTNV team is an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan?

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Wow, this is nice!

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 10:36 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: kitty pawing the surface of Atlantic phonograph record on turntable  (scratch this!)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
This is great! Can't get a handle on ALL the lyrics, but the one about

There is no voice willing to speak for us so it's a good thing we know how to yell

made me whoop.

I want to nominate it for a 2016 Hugo, but their practical anti-alien invader stance might get in the way.

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] melusinehr
I know nothing of the Last Airbender, but this is a great song. Thanks for sharing it!

Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 07:24 am (UTC)
cme: The outline of a seated cat woodburnt into balsa (Default)
From: [personal profile] cme
Thanks for posting this! I've really enjoyed Guante's spoken word stuff since Ten Responses to the Phrase "Man Up" (I like that performance better, but there's a newer one with slightly better sound and captions linked in the description) but I hadn't checked out his music yet. I also love the bit you called out, the way I love a march or a fanfare or a great breakup song.

Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 12:03 am (UTC)
lokifan: black Converse against a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lokifan
Wow, thanks for the rec!

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