As 2010 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.
While the BoDeans have built a loyal fan base over the course of the 24 years since the release of their T Bone Burnett-produced debut, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, the duo—Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas—is best known as the band whose “Closer To Free” became the theme song to ’90s TV show Party Of Five. But the BoDeans are fine with that and instead focus on making the kind of music they want to, then bringing it to their devoted followers. New album Mr. Sad Clown (429) features more of the duo’s trademark roots-based rock and intricate vocal harmonies. Neumann will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new Q&A with him.
Neumann: So I turn on the news the other day and see the mannequin anchors talking about Joe Biden’s latest slip up. Seems—oh no!—he managed to drop the F-bomb in a public forum. Sort of. (It was off mic.) It was strange to me that some people might have thought it was inappropriate or something. As far as I’m concerned, I’d like to hear more of what these guys “really” have to say. I think the most entertaining reality show in the world would be to video these guys when they’re off camera and see what they “really” say and do. Stop playing the “pretend” game and say what you truly believe. Let all that twisted perversion that they keep under wraps out. Because we all know it’s there. I mean, come on, you got to be a pretty big ego maniac nut case to think you should be the one deciding all the rules and laws for the rest of us to abide by. It don’t matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, independent or whatever. I say thank God for the few and far between moments where we finally get some honesty out of these MFers.
Video after the jump.