September 29, 2006

Too Well-Adjusted

What I'm starting to think is that Frank is just too well-adjusted for me to get in to his lyrics or something. Is that a fair assessment? Maybe I just tend to like things written by troubled people.
--some dude on the Pop Punk Bored

(I have to say, though, that I pretty much agree that "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" may not have been my finest lyrical hour.)

(Thanks for the heads-up, Crumbly.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 29, 2006 07:31 PM | TrackBack

Bosh and blunderbusses! "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" is my favorite MTX song. Apparently. I've played it a hundred times now, according to iTunes, which surprised even me.

Posted by: Don at September 29, 2006 08:23 PM

I love all MTX songs but some of my favorites are those that are laden with double entendre that can convey 2 completely separate messages at once such as the drug and oral sex references in "Swallow Everything" ie: the drug reference: it's a fluid it's a solid it's a powder it's a pill swallow everything swallow everything seeing double feeling single weigh the benefits and costs vs the sex reference:"That's when a little part of me becomes a part of you. Oh whoa oh... and I know I shouldn't be complaining cause I enjoy it too".

Then I like the creepy songs that girls who don't really listen to lyrics think of as love songs such as "Deep Deep Down".

Posted by: Zaphod at September 29, 2006 09:01 PM

Dear Dr. Frank,
Throughout my impressionable teen-years, The Mr. T. Experience was the only band i'd listen to and by the end i was addicted to heroin. Then after a fair amount of time your book, King Dork came out and now i'm clean, waking up early every morning to "Love is dead" on my cd-player alarm clock, and eating lots of french toast every sunday. I met you breifly at a reading in new york last year, where they cut you way too short. If you were to read/play in delaware they wouldn't cut you off... ever. Anyways, Thank you for not being one of "them".

Posted by: ummmmmmm... alex. at September 29, 2006 10:17 PM

I like the bridge.

Posted by: josh at October 1, 2006 01:34 PM

I like "A Weekend in Hogboro." :)

Posted by: Paul at October 2, 2006 06:34 PM