Singled Out: Plushgun
The song is simple: boy meets girl, girl breaks up with boy, back together again, boy breaks up with girl, back together again, end and repeat. Now mix that up with post-graduatorial angst, deciding against law school, and still interning for the occasional free lunch while living in a closet, and you get "Just Impolite."
At the time the song was written, Plushgun did not exist. I was haphazardly attempting to compose for indie flicks, interning at a recording studio, and (when motivated enough) temping for rent. Confused 23 year old post-grads excel at data entry. The only stable part of my life was the predictable fluctuation of my love life, and essentially its breakdown is what caused "Just Impolite." I was confused, as is the song. Happy sounding music with rather defeatist lyrical embellishment serendipitously led to a song that was much deeper than its poppy melody.
I showed the song to my brother, who above all else, can spot a cultural trend a mile away, he convinced me to actually come up with a band name and put the track out there. One day I was approached by Steve Tsapelas, writer for Rag Tag's We Need Girlfriends to use the track in an episode, they decided to use it during a rather critical scene (Henry finally kissing Jenny.) This, apparently, led to hordes of their fans flocking to my still-naked myspace page, inflating my fan base exponentially Keep in mind, the band was still just me, in my bedroom. I had yet to play a live show. So instead of staying trapped in the matrix, I got a band together, and here we are, about to go on tour.
Thank god I didn't go to law school.
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