"Me And My 424" as written by and John Vanderslice....
You know it's the time
So goodbye for now
I crudely descend
The stairway to defend
Me and my 424

I piss you off in slanted rhyme
Walk away in 3/4 time
And the nude descends
The stairway once again
Basement living always mends
I'll come to you then
Shell shocked pale gray
A box of T-D-K's
And me and my 424

You can ask my 424
For guidance and for help
As it pulled me through
Number five and number twelve
Say goodbye to model two
Cause the discontinued you
I got parts and I got spares
Unlimited repairs
For my 424

It's not really four tracks
You can add and you can subtract
Unlimited sky above you and
Me and my 424

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"Me and My 424" as written by John Vanderslice

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    General Commentim guessing you enjoyed the marcel duchamp reference
    think tankon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI quite enjoy the marcel duchamp reference.
    miseraon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI quite enjoy the marcel duchamp reference.
    miseraon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh, think tank, that was funny. i snickered. but anyway...

    definately clever.

    i piss you off in slanted rhyme
    and walk away in 3/4 time

    LOVE. john vanderslice take me now!
    elodieon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalso, what is teh marcel duchamp reference? and who is that?
    elodieon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMarcel Duchamp was a French-American artist who was born in the late 1800's and died in 1968. His works were considered offbeat and scandalous for his time, which was mainly around WWI. He loved to mock the traditional perceptions of "high art." One of his most famous deviations was repainting the Mona Lisa (and slightly modifying it in the process) then drawing on a moustache and goatee. He titled the work "L.H.O.O.Q.," which, when said letter by letter in French, sounds like the phrase "elle a chaud au cul" which translates to "she's got a hot a**." And yes, I do speak French, if you couldn't tell by my username.
    frenchnerdon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso what is the reference?
    weezerific:cutleryon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess we'll never know.

    Great song though.
    drew29on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMarcel Duchamp painted "Nude Decending a Staircase" which totally freaked people out/made them mad when they saw it because it was extremely modern and looked nothing like what people were used to. In terms of references, it's really not that exciting unless you love modernism or enjoy coming off as kind of pretentious in duplicate on songmeanings.com comment sections. But what do I know?
    mdon06on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe that '424' refers to the Tascam 424 analog recorder. It's a four track that you can mix on as well as bounce tracks back and forth, creating songs with many more than just 4 tracks. As you guys probably know, Vanderslice built his own all-analog recording studio "Tiny Telephone" (the only one on the left coast I think) in an attempt to recapture some of the warmth and fullness of non-digital recordings. Tascam had stopped making their first two models ("say goodbye to model two") and the TDK reference is referrring to a box of cassette tapes. The Duchamp reference is really messing with my head though because Nude Decending Staircase was modern for its time, while Vanerslice's recording techniques are quite the opposite of modern in these days and times. Perhaps his defense of the love for analog is weighed against Duchamp's defense of his work? Who knows, but I am sure that John rocks.
    patmilio22on August 16, 2006   Link

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