Thursday, April 20, 2006
My niece, Charlotte, has been forcing me to listen to Gorillaz. She is a teenager, and as teenagers are wont, plays her favorite albums repeatedly. I was a bit confused initially, as it appeared that there weren't actually any gorillas in the band. Talk about false advertising! However, my initial disappointment over the lack of species gorilla gorilla gorilla was assuaged when I found out that the band members were not only fictitious but animated as well. Also, the band members are quite rude! Charlotte is penpals with Noodle, the guitarist for the band, and says that, contrary to the press reports, Noodle is fluent in several languages. Sometimes Charlotte and Noodle meet up for shopping trips when they're on the same continent, but mostly, Noodle's touring and recording schedules prohibit having much free time.
Here are some of Charlotte's favorite Gorillaz videos:
Dare (Interview with Noodle has a link to the video at the bottom of the article)
Feel Good, Inc.