Embrace your pain; use it to create art. Ok, so I embraced my pain, and I created… something. The song is called “Yay Coachella!”, and it’s sung to Weezer’s “Troublemaker”, which WFNX has played, I think, about 500,000 times to date. Once would have been enough. In fact, once would have been too much. We put together this video for their contest to win a trip to the wonderful Coachella music festival out in Indio, California, April 17-19. A partial list of bands I would love, love, love to see: The Airborne Toxic Event, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Conor Oberst, Franz Ferdinand, Morrissey, Silversun Pickups, The Hold Steady, We Are Scientists, Band of Horses, Bob Mould, Fleet Foxes, Glasvegas, Henry Rollins, M.I.A., TV on the Radio, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Lykke Li, My Bloody Valentine, Okkervil River, Public Enemy, The Orb, Throbbing Gristle (good heavens, Throbbing Gristle??), X, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. All except for Franz and TATE I’ve never seen before, and I’ve never been to a music festival like this (save for maybe one or two low-key things in Connecticut, back in the late ’70s). Wish us luck! (I really need a vacation…)

Yay Coachella!

Put me on a plane somewhere,
cos’ I am comatose
I just crawled through the winter
and I need a rockin’ show.

Who needs stupid sports,
and frozen ski resorts,
when out west there’s a rock fest of
the music of my dreams.

Get off the internet
we’ll do a midnight run
but an evening out at Hooters
isn’t my idea of fun.

What am I doing here?
with these jocks and their beer.
They think you are from Mars
and from Southie you have scars.

(Chorus)
Get me to Coachella
sunny Cali. weather
hippie beads and t-shirts
and bands I really love.
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Airborne Tox, Orb, and The Cure
we are out of patience
we need to rip it up.

I drew the card of Death
what does that signify?
I need a quick live music fix
or else someone will die.
you wanna have some proof?
how’s this then for some proof?

:: Arrggghhhhhh!!!!!::

That’s right.
I’m tearing out my hair
I wanna go to Indio
and hang out with some rock stars
and you can come along with me
’cause I can’t stand my job
I feel just like a slob
face glued to a computer screen
as creepy as The Blob.

developing a twitch
short-term memory a bitch
getting tired and feeling old
and crying out to God…

(Chorus)
Get me to Coachella
sunny Cali. weather
hippie beads and t-shirts
and bands I really love.
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Airborne Tox, Orb, and The Cure
we are out of patience
we need to rip it up.

We’ll wish upon a star
so many awesome bands
have never seen them play before
I’ll be a happy fan.
Henry Rollins, M.I.A.,
TV on the Radio
Throbbing Gristle, Public Enemy –
is this really the same show??

A slice of history
rock, rap, folk, and indie
I’ll dance around and celebrate
as happy as can be.

Leonard Cohen, he’s so classy
Paul McCartney – an old geezer
he’s been at it for 100 years
but he’s WAY better than WEEZER!!

(Chorus)
Get me to Coachella
sunny Cali. weather
hippie beads and t-shirts
and bands I really love.
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Airborne Tox, Orb, and The Cure
we are out of patience
we need to rip it up.
(need to rip it up)
Get us to Coachella
(we need to rip it up)
Get us to Coachella
(I need to loosen up)
Get us to Coachella
(we need to rip it up)
Get us to Coachella
we’re not giving up.

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