Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hot Fuss: It'll Kill Ya


GuitarAngleNo1, originally uploaded by carolWorldLeader.

Well, wrap me in a serape and call me Maria. It looks like my favorite of favorite bands, The Killers, shot their new video down in Mexico. A cross on a hilltop, an old roadside graveyard, mission bell backdrops, it's all there. "...And he doesn't look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman..." It's all there, baby, it's all there. Still, they have a long way to go to top my favorite of favorite killer quotes, "Save some face, you know you've only got one." But, hey, referencing Jesus in a time of fanaticism and religious fury is a good start, right?

And, speaking of the famed Vegas exports (the only good thing to come from Vegas since, well, ok, let's just call them a bright spot on an otherwise overly lit but yet somehow still dim horizon. Ok, maybe, just maybe, we'll give you CSI re-runs but that hardly makes up for your fake Eiffel Tower, scrawny Statue of Liberty, and don't even get me started on your "piece de resistance," your fake Venice, ok?) rumor has it that The Killers have just come off a major "settling into" Jimmy Kimmel's show. For an unprecedented 3 night stay, they performed songs off the new CD, which dropped last week. Wow. That's a lot of after dark, late night hours if you know what I mean.

It's not too hard to see what all the hot fuss is about when it comes to The Killers. I mean, despite the fact that the lead singer wears a mustachio fluffy enough to scare a mouse, they are just the cutest things to happen along since, well, since puppy dogs started making the splash page of Flickr.

I can hardly wait to hear the new CD, especially since I'm still not really recovered from the last one. They were such a breath of fresh air on an otherwise dull musical horizon when they happened along, and they've grown into a solid band. All that and I still hum "Mr. Brightside" when I'm stuck with a fat man in an elevator.

So, why haven't I gotten the new CD yet? Yeah, yeah, I know, three words: lazy, lazy, lazy.

Until next "Killer" CD...

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