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Kate ([personal profile] kate_nepveu) wrote2015-05-19 01:23 pm
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see also: sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness

"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.

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[personal profile] alexseanchai 2015-05-19 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Best band name.

I like those lyrics many much.
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[personal profile] sovay 2015-05-19 05:37 pm (UTC)(link)
BTW, best band name or best band name?

YAY.

I really like that last line.
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2015-05-19 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
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!

[identity profile] abigail_n.livejournal.com 2015-05-19 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone on the WTNV team is an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan?
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[personal profile] kore 2015-05-19 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, this is nice!
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2015-05-19 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] melusinehr 2015-05-20 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
I know nothing of the Last Airbender, but this is a great song. Thanks for sharing it!
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[personal profile] cme 2015-05-22 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] lokifan 2015-06-04 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, thanks for the rec!