Friday, December 23, 2011

Are You A Good Judge of Songs?

If you are, then review these lyrics by The Caribbean Band:

Thank you for talking to me about Israel;
I know it’s such a loaded conversation.
I took every precaution; I sent the help home.
Let me pull down the shades & angle in the big yellow light.
Now we’re in what I call “the snowflake zone.”
Just breathe and try to relax: we’re all alone.
There are no microphones, no cameras in the walls, so please feel free to shed light; in darkness they conspire!
Thank you for talking to me about Israel; I know it's a such a losing proposition.
Try to speak up and they just shout you down.
No matter where you end up, you’ll find yourself on somebody’s list.
We traced the minister’s calls from Vicar Lane – a small cylindrical pin-prick in the rain.
So all-American to envy all the victims, so please draw your curtains and hide;
we’re targets everywhere!

listen to the, er, music, and answer these questions:

is this music?

is the song good, or bad, for Israel?

Does it mean people gang up on Israel and if you try to defend then you're targeted by radical progressives or by AIPAC?

(discovered by LBD here:

The Caribbean* — “Discontinued Perfume” Cool, collected and mildly jazzy, this trio’s music isn’t rock in the classic sense. On this album, such wordy, chorus-free songs as “Mr. Let’s Find Out” and “Thank You for Talking to Me About Israel” are discursive and expansive.


The Caribbean is an American experimental pop group from Washington, D.C., primarily composed of Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars and Dave Jones. The band has been critically acclaimed for its deconstructionist approach to pop music, its wry, literary lyrics, and its eclectic sound, which incorporates elements of American pop, indie rock and experimental rock, cool jazz, folk music, lounge music, and even Brazilian music.


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