News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

January 05, 2006

Don't Be a Coconut?

This is good songwriting?

From a review of The Strokes' new CD:

First Impressions is an olympiad of self-help chin-ups: "My feelings are more important than yours," "I don't write better when I'm stuck in the ground," "Don't be a coconut, God is trying to talk to you." This exceeding introspection, combined with a sound that further abandons brittle '80s giddiness for studio-wonk man rock, may incur accusations of terminal flameout.

Are we witnessing a change in the English language? I see more and more references to "coconut" used outside of its normal context.

Posted by brian at January 5, 2006 02:16 PM