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December 22 2005

The Boy Least Likely To Fans of Buffy. Lyricist/singer Jof Owen of English pop band The Boy Least Likely To is a Buffy fan.

Pitchfork: I also noticed that you're a big "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fan. I never got into it, but my sister swears by the show. I could see a song like "Monsters" or "I See Spiders When I Close My Eyes" fitting into that show's vibe. What grabs you about it?

Jof: I'm a complete geek about "Buffy". I just love the metaphors, the subtexts, the self-deprecating humor, and the intertextuality. And the idea of a slightly insecure, confused teenage girl with a funny-shaped nose as a superhero. It gives me hope. And it's beautifully written. Generally I try not to watch too much TV, though. But I like "Freaks and Geeks" a lot. And I'm going through a big "Curb Your Enthusiasm" phase at the moment.

Pitchfork: Anything else that you'd like to discuss?

Jof: Um, well I've spoken about Ted Hughes, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Winnie the Pooh, and the Pipettes. So no, I think everything important has been covered.

Just for that, I think I might try their album out.

How bad can it be, he seems to have good taste. :D

[ edited by NickSeng on 2005-12-22 08:10 ]
The album is alright - not my favourite but still pretty good. Although they have to have one of the worst band names ever.
Yeah... at first I thought Polter-Cow had some grammar issues, but then I realized that it's the band that has some name issues. Good to see Buffy getting recognized in other mediums.
Hee, sounds like a pleasant fellow.
The only song I know is "Be Gentle with Me," which a friend sent me. I like it a lot; it's fun.

Yeah... at first I thought Polter-Cow had some grammar issues
No way!!
I've never even heard of this band, but this person sure does seem to have a pretty decent taste in tv. I also like the fact that he seems to 'get' the show and doesn't just say "it's a hot chick kicking vampire ass, dude, what's not to love?" or some such thing. Although, granted, I'd be okay with that too ;-)
Anyone who is not only a Buffy fan but can use the word

"Intertextuality" Is Ok by me.
Yuppers. He has good taste. I too love Calvin and Hobbes and Eeyore, and all the same things he loves about BtVS: the metaphors, the writing, the truly mythic feel of the storytelling.
Ditto, dottikin. (Try saying that fast ten times.)
Yeah... at first I thought Polter-Cow had some grammar issues..


I'm with ya BHE - I had to do a double take. What does this band sound like?
phlebotinin:

Ditto, dottikin. (Try saying that fast ten times.)


That ... that ... that ... that ... that ... that ... that ... that ... that ... that ...

Okay, then what is supposed to happen?

Sorry, old and very bad joke! :P
Heh, yeah I noticed "intertextuality" too and I was like whoa, respect!
Polter-Cow
Is your (very cool) nickname a riff on poltergeist?
What does this band sound like?
The song I have is kind of electro-pop, I think. Upbeat, dance-y (not surprising, considering the album is called The Best Party Ever), fun.

Polter-Cow
Is your (very cool) nickname a riff on poltergeist?
Yep. The name has its genesis in the Genesis: Toejam and Earl 2: Panic on Funkatron, to be specific.

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