SOUNDTRACK:TOKYO POLICE CLUB-“Smith” EP (2007).
The Smith EP contains 4 songs. The first two tracks are bouncy energy filled tracks, like on A Lesson in Crime. But the third track “A Lesson in Crime” sounds very distinctly mellow-Death Cab for Cutie-like. And it gives the whole EP a slightly more mellow feel.
Track 4, the remix (of “Be Good”) doesn’t change it too much, but makes it more dancey.
Not an essential addition to the TPC fan club, but it’s certainly a good collection of songs. It’s also got some video content (“Cheer It On,” “Citizens of Tomorrow” and “Nature of the Experiment”) which does increase its value to fans.
[READ: August 19, 2009] “Laugh Kookaburra”
This David Sedaris piece didn’t make me laugh as much as some of his other ones. Well, that’s not entirely true. There are scenes with his sister where they are singing in bed together and their father comes up and yells at them. Quite funny. Especially David’s reaction:
If I had children and they stayed up late, singing a song about a bird, I believe I would find it charming. “I knew I had those two for a reason,” I think I’d say to myself. I might go so far as to secretly record them, and submit the tape in a My Kids Are Cuter Than Yours competition. (more…)