"Blow Your Brains Out On Live TV!!!" as written by and Jeffrey Ernest Rosenstock....
You've got all kinds of problems
With the state of the world
And there's just one solution
That will get you the girls.

Blow your brains out on live TV.
Four more years yeah right.

Get a song written about you
By a band like Filter.
And you'll become a staple
At the MT&R
Blow you brains out live TV.
Blow your brains out do it do it.
Who cares? Not me!
Who cares? Not me!
Who cares? Not me!
Four more years yeah right.


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    General CommentJeff: The two hardcore songs on the album are both revolved around a string of thoughts I had on the subway, possibly while drunk. I had written a lot of songs while I lived in Manhattan while riding subway trains or walking around and while they generally sucked, I could always salvage some of the melodies and make them into different better songs. Anyway, I hadn't been in New York for a real long time and I had scrawled down a bunch of notes/chords and the words "Blow Your Brains Out on Live TV!!!" All that stuff didn't really work together, so I took that chorus and added it to a song that I wrote in my girlfriend's basement in Buffalo during the five minutes that I decided I wanted to have a strictly 80's hardcore band. This was around the time that Bush got re-elected and that guy killed himself at the WTC site and I thought that was a bold protest statement for whatever reason. So I was in the shower and I was thinking about Bud Dwyer and the infamous moment when he killed himself in front of Congress or whoever it was and how he's famous now. Fox was saying "some stupid protester kills himself because of Bush and disgraces 9/11" which I always think is bullshit. I was in the shower thinking about this and thought about "Hey Man Nice Shot" which I believe is about that dude and how when I went to school, we visited the Museum of Television and Radio and they talked about crazy shit like that which gets televised. The point of this story is that name-checking Filter and the Museum of Television and Radio in the same sentence is one of the only things I've ever written that I look at people and say "see... see... i can be funny too" with my eyes.
    KeasbyKnightson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJeff: The two hardcore songs on the album are both revolved around a string of thoughts I had on the subway, possibly while drunk. I had written a lot of songs while I lived in Manhattan while riding subway trains or walking around and while they generally sucked, I could always salvage some of the melodies and make them into different better songs. Anyway, I hadn't been in New York for a real long time and I had scrawled down a bunch of notes/chords and the words "Blow Your Brains Out on Live TV!!!" All that stuff didn't really work together, so I took that chorus and added it to a song that I wrote in my girlfriend's basement in Buffalo during the five minutes that I decided I wanted to have a strictly 80's hardcore band. This was around the time that Bush got re-elected and that guy killed himself at the WTC site and I thought that was a bold protest statement for whatever reason. So I was in the shower and I was thinking about Bud Dwyer and the infamous moment when he killed himself in front of Congress or whoever it was and how he's famous now. Fox was saying "some stupid protester kills himself because of Bush and disgraces 9/11" which I always think is bullshit. I was in the shower thinking about this and thought about "Hey Man Nice Shot" which I believe is about that dude and how when I went to school, we visited the Museum of Television and Radio and they talked about crazy shit like that which gets televised. The point of this story is that name-checking Filter and the Museum of Television and Radio in the same sentence is one of the only things I've ever written that I look at people and say "see... see... i can be funny too" with my eyes.
    KeasbyKnightson February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis immediately made me think of Network(1976).
    SoCoolPirataon November 03, 2008   Link

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