I took the liberty of separating the three songs he played into discrete tracks. Enjoy (please).
(An old post, from *shudder* myspace.)
The wonderful Owen Pallett (who performs as Final Fantasy) did something about it. Something brilliant. Combining the language of Dungeons & Dragons
Who bestowed upon his youthfulness a sense of Champagne Chic
with quotes overheard from Brad J. Lamb’s house
But you belittle all the work all the work that I do…
Contentment? What’s contentment? I am bald and impotent
Is that what it’s about? Oh honey, honey, shut your mouth,
Owen wrote the song “This Lamb Sells Condos” (youtube), a “scathing psychoanalysis of Lamb and his colleagues in the loft and condominium development business, as well as a critical look at the costs – emotional and communal – of urban growth.” (The Torontoist has more info as well as the full lyrics of the song. Do check it out.)
Owen says “I think that ‘the developer’ gets treated fairly in the song. He trades his hair and his mojo for magical powers and a taste for urban living. Not a bad trade, yes?” What do you think?
(The song is brilliant. If nothing else, listen to it. Please.)