silversun pickups

I’ve having trouble wrapping my head around a world that Dennis Hopper no longer resides in, so we’ll have to wait for a proper G’night post for a man who seemed to be a fixture of my cinematic life. In the interim I’ll just share a tune that’s been rattling about my head for the last couple of days: “Lazy Eye” from the Silversun Pickups. This video was a popular little number back in the Transbuddha days, and I’m happy to say the tune holds up a few years later (as does the video central figure’s odd allure).

This is still far and away my favorite tune from a band I’m otherwise fairly ambivalent about, but I realized the other day that “Lazy Eye” shares a lot in common with “1979” from the Smashing Pumpkins, which is also a fav tune from a band I’d otherwise sooner ignore.