Jonny Quick is a rapscallion. He wears Italian combat pants,
thrift store shoes, and button-up work shirts. Jons
into everything: the Velvet U., Refused, Radiohead, Crass,
Medusa, the Microphones, God Speed You Black Emperor, Fugazi,
whatever, just name it. Jonnys a nice guy. Maybe hes
too into art for his own good though because he cant
find a nice gal who is willing to laugh with him about stupid
silly things like awkward sex and other irreverent conversation.
Oh, also, he wants somebody to kiss passionately, of course.
Anatasia is an indie rocker who works at the Hazardous Waste
Disposal Center. Besides being radically smart, shes
incredibly attractive. Imagine Jons surprise when he
finds out he has a postmodern film class with her, its
a bohemian love story waiting to happen. Jonny is a lonely
guy, but how in the world can he impress a woman who seems
so serene in his singleness? Perhaps with the one thing he
knows: Music, hell spin the hypnotic magic of the troubadour
to woo this wild one.
First he makes her a jazz cd with only the finest Mingus,
Coleman, and Coltrane songs to challenge her, test her stamina.
Alas, she doesnt dig it and he is making a total Stew
out of himself instead of the Steve he wants to be. Luck steps
in and a big ole package of cds arrives in his mailbox
one day. Amoung the many wonderful albums is a brand new one
from KaitO the band called Youve seen us.. you must
have seen us.... Freshness washes the rejection out of Jonnys
ears. Its got everything. Sonic Youth, Goo era grooves/noise
and Bratmobile femme rock with the catnip beats and trippy
tape effects of the Microphones.
KaitO the band blends all artistic mediums of influence into
a sky blue painting of reflected sunrays on a summers
day. Jonny thinks that the albums got something for
everyone who has ever strode shyly in beatup Converse or enjoyed
a Jean-Luc Godard film. The band is from the UK, but the female/male
dynamic and energetic vocals often sound sexily French or
Scandinavian. There is enough sugary lemonade pop to please
the dancers/singalongers and enough experimental, artsy, sandpaper-on-the-guitarstrings
tricks to keep the musicians/critics happy. Jonny thinks that
the entire world would be that much happier if everyone listened
This would be his next excuse for a visit to Anatasias
house. She just has to hear this glowing fun package of goodness.
She will appreciate it. She will understand, Jonny
thinks. Turns out she really digs the meta-pop she hears on
the album. KaitO jumps to the top of both Jonnys and
Anatasias top ten albums of 2001 lists. Long story short,
she totally ends up digging Jonny . . .but, of course, people
who have excellent taste in music are meant to be together.
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04. bow wow
08. shoot shoot
09. good is good
13. manual speed
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