Against the frivolity the last weeks sandwich I present you with its opposite; still a skinny, lean, indie sandwich mind, but of one born of tradition, be it tradition gathered from the bounties of my fridge, foraged from jaunts to farmers markets. I have picked a selection of four tracks from different artists, picking up on certain ingredients but also the general sense of melancholia that I developed when considering this foodstuff. I think it was the rye bread.
Category Archives: The Baguette
The column that seems to be wavering on the edge of Hashmark obscurity, musical meanderings themed around an even more scrumptious topic; great sandwiches.
This holiday I actually got round to acquiring Deerhoof’s Friend Opportunity, and mostly out of hipster greed, also picked up their previous album, The Runners Four.
It’s time, dear readers, to raise your glasses once again to the greatest music column in the history of the world, the ONLY regular album review to systematically compare its subject with a specific foodstuff. That’s right, people, for the first time since The Hashmark’s printed editions wowed the masses, “The Baguette” is returning to our pages.
The music column in which we liken music to a sandwich.
Today’s sandwich: Brie and Cranberry on wholemeal bread, as sold in Marks and Spencers.
The smooth creamy brie combining with the sharp lumpy cranberries is initially reminiscent of Metallica’s 1999 ‘symphony and Metallica’ album, but on closer inspection and after multiple regurgitation and redigestion, is in fact merely rapper Eminem’s hit ‘Stan’.
Smooth and creamy the brie may be, yet it’s just a single flavour, so flat and dull, and Dido’s input in the song is a lot like this, where she is the slightly sickening brie, which, while one could cope with it singularly, Eminem provides some relief but within a few bites, you would rather you had some nice Kanye West or ‘blueberry’.
This is an original Hashmark Article By Allister Creer, written in early 2006
The music column in which we liken music to a sandwich. This month: Tuna and Cucumber on brown bread with pumpkin seeds.
This month my luncheon treat left me with a smelly taste and an unbalanced stomach on account of some slightly off tuna and a sloppy, poorly cut cucumber. This sandwich represented all the albums Neil Young spat out between 1980 and 1990.
I’m not entirely sure that I am going to eat tuna again, as I have been turned right off the metaphorical seafood scene. The 1979 release “Rust Never Sleeps” was made just before the tuna went off, and, mixed nicely with the mayo and served fresh, it tasted delicious.
Neil Young went ‘off’ when his songs were suddenly concerned with computers taking over in the new digital world rather than ‘thrashers rolling through the country fields’. Avoid tuna and all 80s Neil Young.
However, all is not lost; if you managed to get through the 80s and the sandwich in question, you are ore than likely to be left with some pumpkin seeds in your lap. Listen to Harvest. #
This is an original Hashmark Article by Allister Creer, written in early 2006.