He wore his fluffy white coat again. I think he looks nice in it.
October 12, 2010 12:28 AM   Subscribe

"Kavus has got into an irritating habit of holding up his middle finger at you when you speak to him." In 2005, the Alphabet Business Concern announced that Cardiacs, its cult-favorite prog-punk outfit, would maintain an online diary chronicling the band's daily goings-on. The result is a surreal, hilarous interplay between the band's personalities — childish, whiny Tim Smith, pandering narcissist Kavus Torabi, contemplative Jim Smith, and the seemingly perpetually drunk Bob "Babba" Leith.

If you're looking for more Cardiacs prose, they have additional story offerings on their web site. Or perhaps you just want the many clown music videos.
posted by Rory Marinich (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Yay Cardiacs!!!
Your Loyalty Demands links to my earlier post...
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 1:10 AM on October 12, 2010

I know absolutely nothing about this band, but can't resist this: would I be correct in guessing, based solely on your capsule descriptions of their personalities, that Tim is lead guitar, Kavus the singer / songwriter, Jim plays bass and Bob the drums?
posted by ook at 7:09 AM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Close - you've got Tim and Kavus mixed up. Tim Smith is the genius of Cardiacs.

I was saddened to hear in an interview with Kavus that though Tim's improving slowly after his stroke, Cardiacs will never play live again.

The scenes described in the diaries would looks something like this.
posted by Grangousier at 7:19 AM on October 12, 2010

Drat, I always get my narcissists and my childish whiners confused. (Perpetually drunk drummer was kind of a gimmee, though.)
posted by ook at 8:47 AM on October 12, 2010

Cardiacs are so goddamn amazing. I had kind of given up on finding music that great that I hadn't heard before.
posted by dfan at 12:12 PM on October 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ever since this comment, I've been a HUGE Cardiacs fan. God I love this band. In every way.
posted by cthuljew at 5:12 AM on October 13, 2010

I warms the cockles of my heart to hear of new swimmers in the snowy pond. You are all worthy of laudation.
posted by Grangousier at 7:24 AM on October 13, 2010

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