06 August 2007

Why Jonathon Richman circa 1976 should have dated Liz Phair circa 1995

Way back in 1976, Jonathon Richman, the head Modern Lover himself just wanted someone he could care about, someone he could understand, someone who could be his girlfriend. That's a G-I-R-L-F-R-E-N-D.

Fast forward nearly 20 years. It is then Ms. Phair* ponders in a jaded, deadpan tone "what ever happened to a boyfriend?" You know, someone who could "make love cause he's in it." All she wants are "letters and sodas," but alas she laments the death of such niceties, such "stupid, old shit" in our post-modern society.

While the decades elapsed, given the tragic nature of time we can only hope Jonathon and Liz meet someday on the astral plane. You are probably already familiar with these classics, in case you owe it to yourself to take a listen.

Girl Friend - The Modern Lovers
Someone I Care About - The Modern Lover
Fuck and Run - Liz Phair

*I'll refrain from the cliche banter on her future sell-out status, because in my opinion she's guilty of a much more serious crime: becoming boring in her old age. But let's stay in the moment here. Pretend nothing but Exile in Guyville exists.

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