We’re back with, “What’s stuck in Mike’s head now?” This time, it’s a song by Bear Hands. I don’t know if it’s a group, or solo artist, or what. I think maybe Bear Hands is not-American. Wait, lemme Wikipedia check it…
Bear Hands is an American post-punk and indie rock band consisting of Dylan Rau (vocals and guitar), Val Loper (bass), Ted Feldman (guitar), and TJ Orscher (drums). Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, and formed in 2006, the band signed with Cantora Records in 2010 upon the release of its single, “What a Drag”.
Fuck. Well, Brooklyn is so hipster-ish that it might as well be Not-America. I don’t know what the fuck “post-punk” is. Sounds pretentious. Whatever. The song is in my head so that means I get to try to stick it in yours.
You know what I mean.
What else is there to know?
Dylan Rau met Ted Feldman while the two attended Wesleyan University, and were later joined by Loper and Orscher through their previous bands, who were involved in the local Connecticut hardcore punk scene.
I can only imagine how awesome the CONNECTICUT HARDCORE PUNK SCENE is. Oh, and they went to Wesleyan. I wanna learn about that place now.
In 1872, the University became one of the first U.S. colleges to attempt coeducation by allowing a small number of female students to attend, a venture then known as the “Wesleyan Experiment”. “In 1909, the board of trustees voted to stop admitting women as undergraduates, fearing that the school was losing its masculine image and that women would not be able to contribute to the college financially after graduation the way men could.” Given that concern, Wesleyan ceased to admit women, and from 1912 to 1970 Wesleyan operated again as an all-male college.
I’ll bet it’s been all downhill from there. Right, bros?
Forbes also ranked the college as #17 in America. Whatever. Great music doesn’t come from super educated smart people. Kurt Cobain wasn’t smart. I’ll bet Jimi Hendricks couldn’t spell baccalaureate (note: I fucked it up the first time I tried too). And The Beatles were from Not-America, so they couldn’t have been bright. Point is: no one likes smart people.
Wesleyan is a member of the Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), fields intercollegiate varsity teams in 29 sports, and competes against traditional Little Three rivals Amherst and Williams. Approximately 600 students participate in intercollegiate varsity sports each year.
Ha. They suck at sports. NERDS!
Enough of that. Song time.