Father John Misty eulogizes animatronic bandleader Chuck E. Cheese · Newswire · The A.V. Membership

Followers of terrifying robotic fowl girls and leering, singing pizza rodents had been struck a significant blow yesterday, when Chuck E. Cheese introduced that its would quickly start phasing out the animatronic home bands which have lengthy been a staple of its restaurant expertise. However whereas a variety of people waxed poetic concerning the weird, soon-to-be-extinct spectacle of celebrating a birthday within the firm of jerky, cheerfully singing animatronics, one man—indie rocker Josh “Father John Misty” Tillman—went additional, providing up a heartfelt eulogy for “Charles Leisure Cheese.”

Tillman posted his ideas and emotions through Fb, reflecting on the profession of a performer he apparently drew quite a lot of inspiration from. “Once I think about that this motherfucker was enjoying as much as 5 units an evening all around the nation concurrently,” he wrote, “I’m reminded that, sure, it may be achieved, and that simply by getting on that stage each evening and leaving the whole lot up there, I’m a part of lineage, of a collective creativeness that spans the generations.” Tillman’s reward extends not solely to Cheese’s dedication, although, but additionally to his consummate ability as a musician:

Chuck was an interpreter. He didn’t write a lot, exterior of his seminal “Blissful Birthday” however neither did Frank fucking Sinatra. Like Sinatra, Chuck wasn’t “the most effective”. However he had a mode, and elegance can’t be taught; one thing we are likely to overlook on this period of manufactured pop stars.

[through Pitchfork]



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