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Man Man’s “Piranhas Club”

I once saw Man Man perform here in Brooklyn a few years back at the Masonic Temple, a cool venue if you’ve never been. My friend Jesse dragged me along since he wanted to see Yeasayer who opened for them. And, since my girlfriend at the time wasn’t with me (and possibly out of town), I was really drunk. We met these British girls and were chatting with them when Yeasayer came on. I commented that the lead singer looked a lot like Rick Astley and sang the song as a joke and they commented that it was pretty good and it was.

Between the sets while Man Man was setting up, I wandered to get another drink with Kat and then went to find Jesse. I found him talking with the drummer from Yeasayer. I approached them. Jesse was telling the dude how big of a fan he was and how great the set was. Then I started in:

Me: Hey, you’re the drummer from Yeasayer, right?

Him: Yeah, man.

Me: Yeah, you guys were pretty all right. Not exactly my cup of tea, but it was a good set.

Him: Thanks.

Jesse: *worried*

Me: I really liked that one song that was pretty metal.

Him: Yeah, that’s my favorite one too!

Me: No shit, because all drummers are either into jazz or metal or both.

Him: Dude, I’m the only metalhead in the band!

Me: I know it.

At which point Jesse was beet red with shame, I toasted the dude, and wandered off. Later that night we were at a party and it was pretty fun and then I went home and thought, “Damn, what the hell.”

What does this have to do with Man Man? Not much. Get over it and watch the John Waters inspired video. I don’t need you to judge me.

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