Conor Oberst can make me weep openly in public. Or laugh. Or get angry. Or dance.
They call it EMO music and sneer when they’re doing so, but then they’re listening to Nickelback sing about wanting to get drunk and screw. Pardon me if I enjoy someone with a command of the english language and the courage to wear their heart on their sleeve.
If you’ve got 10 minutes and want to be blown away, give this song a listen. The lyrics are there, too, and he’s unapologetically opinionated.
I saw Bright Eyes close a show with this once, and he screwed up in the middle and started all over — so all in all it took over 15 minutes to do the song. Pretty impressive, really.