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Left and Leaving was the album I would put in my Discman and wander around Seattle listening to while in my post-college funk, as well.

Reconstruction Site is a great album too. The songs are a bit more accessable i.m.o.

I'm sure the new album will be like peppermints in my ears.

Posted by The_Pope_Of_Chili_Town | April 3, 2007 3:35 PM

'none of the above' stands firmly as one of the best songs to ever exist.

fuck you, 'war pigs'.

Posted by alithea | April 4, 2007 12:48 PM

also, i do not care how ~*~*~EMO~*~*~ loving the weakerthans makes me. it just expresses how i feel when im sad, guyz. ;_;

they are such an awesome band and THEY USE A WHIRLY THING. the thing! the plastic tube thing! that gets swung round and makes the eerie ghost noise!

Posted by alithea | April 4, 2007 12:53 PM

From a Weakerthans interview on

Steve: Ah, the whirly-wind. The whirly-wind is not something you probably would remember from your record listening days because it's probably something you would remember from a childhood toy. People know of it, it's not that elusive or as eccentric as some people might think it is. It's on a Dirty Three record and that's where I know it from. They play it much better than we do, but that instrumentation finds its way into the band because our drummer, let's give him credit for it, he's a tinkerer. If it makes a noise, he kind of brings it into the rehearsal space, which we don't have right now, and usually his drums are holding back a wash of gadgets and gizmos that are kind of overflowing. He has them on little stands all around him and he picks them up and hits them so he brings that stuff in. He originally started playing the whirly-wind in that song as we were writing it last winter.

Posted by Eric Grandy | April 4, 2007 1:05 PM

oh so it has a -name-! i will no longer have to attempt to replicate its noise when i explain that song to people.

Posted by alithea | April 4, 2007 3:14 PM

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