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The American Conservative House Band!

I want to make the case that The American Conservative needs a house band, and that house band should be Yo La Tengo [1]. Now, I am aware that the members of Yo La Tengo would probably be horrified at being chosen as the house band of The American Conservative; moreover, few readers of The American Conservative will care for the music of Yo La Tengo. Nevertheless, I am convinced of the rightness of my cause.

Here are my reasons:

Quod est demonstrandum.

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14 Comments To "The American Conservative House Band!"

#1 Comment By Dean On February 5, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

:clapping:

#2 Comment By doug ryan On February 5, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

REAL CONSERVATIVES WORSHIP CHRIST AND SPEAK ENGLISH I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS IS

#3 Comment By Josh McGee On February 5, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

I was skeptical at first. Very skeptical. But by the time you got to ‘I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass’, I have to admit that I was fully won over. And I’ve never even heard a song.

#4 Comment By Will On February 5, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I’m going to see them for the first time at the 9:30 Club in a few weeks, and I can’t wait.

#5 Comment By BenSix On February 5, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

An excellent choice! I was in the bad that performed Pass the Hatchet, I Think I’m Goodkind once. I didn’t have the first idea of what the lyrics were so I just mumbled whatever occurred to me and threw in a few “slide”s.

#6 Comment By Leinad On February 5, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

An excellent choice. Saw them in a small club in Santa Barbara just after hearing that my favorite uncle had died. I was a wreck, but Yo La Tengo helped make the night something other than awful, so I thank them for that.

#7 Comment By David Ryan On February 5, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

I was sure this was going to be a post about the upcoming record from Black Hi-Lighter. //disappointed//

#8 Comment By Adam On February 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Doug, not sure it’s intentional but your post is hilarious. Cake does a great cover of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” for TAC’s more isolationist foreign policy folks but other than that I don’t have nearly the case Alan makes for Yo La Tengo…

#9 Comment By David On February 5, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

I forget who said it first, but “Yo La Tengo do for monogamy what the Velvet Underground did for Heroin.”

#10 Comment By Cliff On February 6, 2013 @ 9:43 am

When I saw the headline, I pictured a bunch of TAC bloggers with guitars, Taki on bongos, and so on…

#11 Comment By Austin Rebreh On February 6, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

Now I can tell my friends that TAC has great tastes in music. A deal breaker when it comes to monthly political magazines. A friends hooked me on Yo La Tango a few years ago and they have yet to disappoint.

#12 Comment By Markus On February 7, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

I think the recently reunited Feelies — that Holmdel, New Jersey band who have known each other and lived in the same town their whole lives — are an even better choice for TAC house band. They remind me of how good life can be, if you’re honest, hard-working and put love and family and music ahead of money.

If you live in DC, its worth going to Baltimore at the end of March to see one of their rare shows. It is potentially life changing event for those who love music that taps into the purity of the Velvet Underground sound.

#13 Comment By cw On February 10, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

REAL CONSERVATIVES WEAR BELTS AND SUSPENDERS JUST IN CASE AND ALSO SPEAK LOUDLY EVEN IN PRINT TO BE SURE EVERYONE CAN HEAR AND NO PUNCTUATION EITHER

#14 Comment By Latinist pedant On February 12, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

By saying quod est demonstrandum, do you mean that you have yet to demonstrate the case of your argument? By using the present form est rather than imperfect erat, you place the needing-to-be-shown-ness of your argument, indicated by demonstrandum, in the present rather than the past.