Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stuffed Animal Plots Revealed

It's the Dark Underbelly of Toy Story

With a little more new music for the week after shark week...

Kids (and some adults) are fascinated by stuffed animals. We give them personalities, hold conversations with them, perform musicals for them, lecture them about etiquette (and 18th century German literature), and love them until their stuffing falls out (and then a little longer).

But what are these stuffed animals really thinking? Are they trying to get on Craig Ferguson's show? Telling all your secrets to Mommy and Daddy? Or doing something even more nefarious?

With budget cuts in social services, there's just no money to fund a proper investigation. At least not in this country.

Thank God there are still countries that care about kids. And stuffed animals.

Countries like the United Kingdom, home to investigative journalists and musicians I Am Not Lefthanded... who clearly are not afraid to follow the clues and learn the truth.

So what's going on with the band? In their own words: “We don't play pop music, we don't write music for art's sake, we don't represent any movements, we're not hip, we're not cutting edge, we don't dress to be cool. We manage ourselves, we write our own songs, we do our own recordings, we shoot our own videos, we design our own covers, we run our own website. We're not generally negative people. Oh yes, and we're not lefthanded.”

You gotta admire a band that can stay positive even in the light of boorishly bad behavior on the part of a stuffed animal I will not name (but that they knew and loved).

If you like what you hear, you can contribute to helping the band record their first full-length album and get cool incentives (for 250 pounds, they'll come to your house and bake you 3 different types of cake!). For more info, click here.


Anonymous said...

How much do i have to donate to get that cute stuffed bear?

asiangrrl said...

As a fan of stuffed animals, I was in turns amused and slightly horrified by these videos. However, the music is quite catchy, and I like their go-get-'em attitude. I take it their British? How much money would it take for me to get them to get Alan Rickman for me?

Alex said...

Asiangrrrl, I'm not positive that everyone's who's British knows Alan Rickman... but I'm sure they could arrange something for you. (I originally mistyped "fur you," but that's an entirely different thing...)

iamnotlefthanded said...

We're actually only part British ( English, Irish and Northern Irish), but if we do see Alan Rickman, we'll definitely put in a good word for you.

The bear sadly is not up for auction - he's off plying his trade on a merchant vessel in the South Seas.

Thanks for the lovely write-up!

- Kathryn, Daniel & Benji