Monday, February 22, 2010

Infinite Awesomeness

I was having a super blah day, about as beige as can be. Sitting here with 2 ear infections, uninspired and coughing up unidentified gelatinous particles...when I came across this video on Stereogum..and my whole attitude, changed. I have found the wholly holy grail of awesomeness...and a Christian band called Final Placement from Midland TX holds it in their pure white hands!

"Shine" by Final Placement from sharity world on Vimeo.

Let us drink from the cup of eternal Coke from the Food Court!

Let us find our way, reach the light in our lives after walking around aimlessly in a vacant downtown with a cellphone.

Let us rejoice and have a voice in the Lord's name, purveying his divine message...and double track them..until the pain drives the nuns to thrash themselves with their own rulers.

Let us abstain from within, but release goodwill and good judgement with a well placed guitar solo sounding like drunk angels having a midair collision, then use it as our soundtrack....doubletracked.

Let us pray...Pray for the guitar teacher, the videographer, the sound engineer, the parents who shelled out some serious coin for the Marshall stacks, the audience, the elderly, the sick and the poor.

I know I'm gonna "Shine",now Final Placement! Thank y'all.


  1. Anonymous11:15 PM

    This made me way too happy.

  2. I made it for the first 31 seconds.
    Hope you feel better.
    Don't go searching for videos in your state of illness again, ok?

  3. A performance only a Mother could love.....maybe.

  4. I woke up feeling uncharacteristically sorry for what I'd written about Final Placement.

    1)They're young-in High School. They have many years to improve their craft.

    2) They are playing Rock and Roll, yes, its off the charts bad...but its rock. Guitar, bass, drums, vocals. Most kids their age don't even know what that is.

    3)They have a message, and are doing their best to get it out there at such a young age, despite what the snooty rock blogosphere may have to say about it.

  5. Dude - a friend sent this to me this morning and I blogged about it too. Great minds, man. Hope you feel better!

  6. I didn't know whether to laugh or vomit.

    Don't feel bad, Seano - these kids need to hear they're crap so they'll get all righteously angry and do their damndest to prove they're not.

    Who knows, maybe they'll be the next Stryper...