Excited for John Darnielle’s novel this fall? In the meantime, here are 9 Mountain Goats songs that double as short stories.
my sexual orientation is now john darnielle singing “YOU’RE NOT PUNK AND IM TELLING EVERYONE”
Is JD leaning on the bar, or is the bar leaning on him. Don’t be silly, the bar leaning on him doesn’t make sense. This fabulous lean, however, makes all kinds of sense.
Photo by Brian Vetter
The Mountain Goats playing a cover of “The Sign” by Ace of Base.
This video gives me life and fills me with joy.
"Maybe I didn’t get enough milk when I was a baby/Maybe I never learned the value of a penny/Maybe I listened to that first Black Sabbath album, the one with the witch on the front, one time too many/But I think something wrong with me/I think something’s wrong with me/I think something’s glued down wrong permanently"
"I dreampt that I was perched atop a throne of human skulls
On a cliff above the ocean; howling wind and shrieking seagulls;
And the dream went on forever, one single static frame.
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name.”
A quick drawing based off some Mountain Goats lyrics that I did this morning after I finished doing work all night
The guy was supposed to look really bummed and lonely but it seems like he just looks angsty and/or like he’s supposed to look tough. I dunno. I’m terrible at drawing people and I usually just avoid it.
The skulls took forever, though.
early mountain goats songs more like
Someone posted this Mountain Goats song I’ve never heard before on my wall today, so I think I’m good on the birthday presents front.