"Yeah, thank you! I'll be honest, that's the song I feel most self-conscious about! That was a very weird sex night right there."
--Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, the genius, just-outta-high-school songwriter for Long Beach's Avi Buffalo, in an interview with UK's the Guardian, published yesterday. The reporter had asked him a question about a line, "Kissing in the flaccid points between our sin-soaked night," from the song "Five Little Sluts" (the article has "night" as "minds," but I'd go to the mat on that one).
Avi Buffalo's forthcoming self-titled release fromSup Pop
is filled with these kind of weird, hilarious lines. And so it's naturalthe Guardian
would ask about a few of them. Like the "flaccid" thing. Or...
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Or "You are tiny and your lips are like little pieces of bacon," from What's In It For? "Well," he allows himself a sharp intake of breath, "that is an odd one, yes. I suppose that does stick out a bit. I know this small girl whose lips just are like really small pieces of bacon."
Zahner-Isenberg dishes a bit on his hometown, too.
"Oh, I grew up in East Long Beach which is more suburban and less Snoop Dogg," says Zahner-Isenberg. "To tell you the truth, there's nothing to do here, really. There's room to hang out and play music, but there's nothing else. It's a small world here."