songs you don’t know: “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny”, Lemon Demon

22 Oct

One of these days, I’m going to figure out how to title these entries.  Is it “Song Title First”, then Artist, or is it Artist First, then “Song Title?”  It’s probably not that important in the long run, but it’s just the sort of thing that’s bound to drive you OCD/farmer/”grown-up” types nuts.  Curse you all, with your functional dopamine receptors and your lack of spontanaeity and your job prospects and your bedtimes.  Curse you to heck. 

Anyway, Lemon Demon. 


This is the musical project of one Neil Cicierega of Kingston, MA, who you probably know even if you don’t.  Perhaps you’ve heard of a little thing called Potter’s Puppet Pals.  Or maybe you’ve seen some of this crazy animutation stuff.  This kid is a multi-faceted genius, using the rapid-paced, cut-and-paste, post-modernism of the new media landscape as his playground, and you wish you were him.  Or at least I do.  That’s why I wear his t-shirt sometimes.  Regardless…

His music is pretty awesome, too – it’s obviously influenced by They Might Be Giants, but that’s a good thing.  It’s funny and mad and it’s all over the place – it’s post-post-modern dance music for geeks.  I also recommend you seek out “Word Disassociation,” but as that one mostly works because of its accompanying video, I present you with “The Ultimate Showdown Of Ultimate Destiny.”  Follow the instructions and behold the Flash animation goodness.  

You just wish you thought of it first. 


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