Don't Throw Out My Legos.
May 27, 2019 7:09 AM   Subscribe

Indie pop band AJR go from I'm Not Famous (and I don't hate it) to success and their own apartment... but Don't Throw Out My Legos (cause they want to move out, but don't want to move on.)

Multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met write, produce and mix their own material in the living room of a NYC apartment. They explore "being a twenty-something year old human" with warmth and humor.

They stay positive: "100 Bad Days make 100 good stories, 100 good stories make me interesting at parties" in a fun video with the students at PS22 (or the surreal official video)

They wonder about love: "You say I turned out fine, I think I'm still Turning Out"

They chat about their latest album: "12 original songs spin a coming of age tale... buoyant and uplifting music is juxtaposed with darker lyrical narratives that touch on anxiety, naiveté and searching for integrity."

And... Oh, just go check out the channel. For twenty-somethings and the people who love them.
posted by evilmomlady (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
"Can we keep my legos at home / Cause I wanna move out / I don’t wanna move on".

Yeah, I recognized that. I'm kinda surprised there isn't a single English word for that feeling, or that item. Is there? Anchor possessions? Some thing mildly totemic, that means you can still come back?
posted by mhoye at 7:40 AM on May 27, 2019 [4 favorites]

If ever there was a time to be pedantic and use "Lego" as the technically correct plural of "Lego" surely this was it, to make the rhyme with "Oh No" cleaner.

The sentiment of the song is great, and our childhood Lego are one *the* toy my parents kept stored away to pass on to the grandkids.
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 9:01 AM on May 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

English word for that feeling, or that item.

posted by fluttering hellfire at 9:40 AM on May 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

Ok, I totally dig I’m not famous. I laughed pretty hard at the bike.

And I’m 47 and some of my comics are still at my parents place so...
posted by greermahoney at 9:43 AM on May 27, 2019

And now I’m crying at the joy/pride on his face when the kids start singing in 100 Bad Days.
posted by greermahoney at 9:45 AM on May 27, 2019 [2 favorites]

Somehow my kids, aged 4 and 7, learned 100 Bad Days so we've been playing it at different times. I had always thought the title was 100 Bad Dates and they got it wrong but turns out they were right and I was wrong.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 10:07 AM on May 27, 2019 [1 favorite]


That seems unfair. I feel like people struggling to become themselves in modernity, given the state of basically everything, could stand to be shown
more patience and kindness than that.
posted by mhoye at 11:21 AM on May 27, 2019 [7 favorites]

Have you tried to date these guys?
posted by fluttering hellfire at 11:59 AM on May 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

My daughter graduates from high school next week and this song is on high repeat at our house.
posted by Malla at 12:58 PM on May 27, 2019

I just came in to say that you Americans are savage, uncultured beasts. THE PLURAL OF LEGO IS LEGO!!

You all probably say sheeps
posted by Philby at 6:09 PM on May 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

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