and i was like, "eurovision contest? double-you tee eff? also, i am hungover like a bitch." because that's kind of the sort of job that it was.
a little google action later, i found out that he was referring to lordi.
i have always been a bit of a sucker for the show. now, i may tell you that i'm not such a fan of, oh, say gwar. or children of bodom. or motorhead. but ask me about the best shows i saw during my tenure at that nightclub, and those are the kinds of names that will come up. and if there's one thing you can say about lordi, it's that they appreciate the finer points of showmanship.
so, anyway. in those dark days of 2006, itunes was like "lord-who? finnish you say? huh. never heard of them." so i resorted to some ahemfilesharing and was exposed to some of the most glorious rawk that has ever been.
this is not music for lovin'. this is not music for thinkin'. nor readin', nor anything else for which you might want a musical backdrop. this is monster rock, and it requires your full attention.
for your listening pleasure, some of my favorite lordi selections:
would you love a monsterman:
i think they do everything right in this video. it's satire so deep that it takes itself seriously. good stuff. and for fuck's sake, check out the shoes on mr. lordi in this video. stick with this one, it gets really good in the last minute or so.
devil is a loser:
the devil is a loser and he's my bitch. need we say more?
and finally, get heavy:
this is a not awesome video of my favorite lordi song.
this, my friends, is a fucking show:
i challenge you to sit through those songs and not feel the slightest urge to throw a goat. you know you want to. don't worry, no one's looking. and i won't tell.