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Friday, August 31, 2007

Jens Lekman, "A Postcard To Nina" (2007)

I'm not one for grand, sweeping pronouncements, but I will venture to say that of all the pop songs narrated from the hilarious perspective of a man who is conscripted into being a merkin for his lesbian friend, who brings him to a family dinner that can only be safely navigated if he correctly reads the degree to which her left eyebrow is raised, even as he has to suffer the bruising that comes from repeated kicks under the table as well as the interrogations of her sweet old father, all of which proves to be too much and finally drives him to touchingly advise her to just be true to her badass dyke self already, girl, Jens Lekman's "A Postcard To Nina" is the best.

5 Comments:

  • I still haven't heard the song, but how is this related to the Dawn Weiner?

    By Blogger daavid, at 2:12 AM  

  • Mouse over her picture for a clue.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 9:40 AM  

  • Aha!

    By Blogger daavid, at 6:01 AM  

  • This song's totally brilliant, Brittle. Wicked lyrics. The rhymes are a delight: 'four, five six./...crucifix!.' And Jens' voice has this tenderness to it...

    By Blogger harvey molloy, at 7:35 AM  

  • I love the moment when he goes "OH! God!" Cracks me up each time.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 6:39 PM  

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