This song is very powerful and important. It’s a song about depression and how it can affect people but also how abusing or misusing antidepressants can really fuck with you. Listen to it, it’s a prime example of how Barenaked Ladies have a lot more talent than people give them credit for and they really know how to write a song that will hit you hard.
Still amused that “Pinch Me” plays on the Disney station but “One Little Slip” doesn’t.
I did an illustration for Every Subway Car by Barenaked Ladies, and I really like it!
God listening to bnl is making me so nostalgic and in turn is making me really not want to grow up
"Hearn recalls performing with Reed and doing a piano flourish at the end of a song which the musician complimented him on. “‘That was very nice, the ending there Kevin,’” Hearn recalled Reed as saying.
“Because I’m so used to sparring verbally onstage with [BNL] I just said back to Lou, ‘Well I would’ve played it on the record Lou, but I wasn’t born yet,’” he said. “All the other bandmates looked at me [shocked] but [Reed] loved it and every night in the show we had this back and forth … I think he liked that about me, that I wasn’t too afraid to talk with him, that I was comfortable with him.””
It is my professional opinion that the world would be a much better place if everyone listened to more Barenaked Ladies.
I’ve been having a lot of thoughts about BNL and album structure recently, and it wasn’t until I read an old blog post of Steve’s last night that mentioned how the cohesive album is becoming a thing of the past that I started to put them in order into something resembling actual opinions.
The Barenaked Ladies perform at St. Louis Beggin’ Pet Parade
It was the kickoff to another Mardi Gras Festival for St. Louis. The day was full of colorful costumes and animals of all shapes and sizes. Tons of local food and delicious smells filled the air. This was a good day.
This good day got even better…The Barenaked Ladies were set to perform. Sure, they were a huge 90s and early 2000s success…. but could they still bring it? There were thousands of people that were asking the same thing, but they packed out the streets to see these guys perform. I can’t say it enough, they are absolutely amazing and still sound as fresh as they did the first day I heard them. I was really surprised at how lead singer, Ed Robertson, could freestyle. At any given second, he was breaking out new rhymes and it was beautiful stuff.
I highly recommend going and seeing these guys if you get a chance. They were absolutely wonderful and get all kinds of praise from myself and the thousands in attendance!