Das Racist; Das Youtube

Tickets to Francis & the Lights/Das Racist at Eclectic tonight are basically sold out.  Here is some small compensation if you couldn’t get tickets.

What RCRC LBL had to say about these dudes (Victor Vasquez and Himanshu Suri ’06) recently:

We should preface, these tunes should be listened to while high somewhere on a porch in Brooklyn. If that isn’t an option, and/or if you have a low threshold for humor, Das Racist may sound pretty awful. (After all, their popular track, “Pizza Hut Taco Bell,” is based on trying to meet up at a combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell stand on Jamaica Avenue.) But if you listen to “Ring Tone” with a bong in hand, these lyrics will have you rolling on the floor on top of Doritos (i.e. the track mentions George of the jungle, guapo, taco, apostles, Coca Cola, and Motorola in one big ass rhyme).

PS What’s with the name? According to [Victor] Vazquez, the name Das Racist is “actually just from this one little kid saying “thas racist” on Wonder Showzen, which then became a game where you shout it at the TV whenever some out-of-pocket-thing is happening. Then when we had to name our band, we spelled it “das” cause it was funnier, like Das EFX or like some German sh*t. I don’t know… smoke a lot of weed…. etc…” Hey, at least they ain’t racist.

Unfortunately, the lack of Brooklyn stoops on campus means you will have to settle for listening to these tunes at Eclectic tonight. Or in your room, loudly enough to irritate your neighbors.

And because “Pizza Hut/Taco Bell” is gradually searing itself into your brain, here is more things!

The official video for “Chicken and Meat”, directed by Jordan Fish ’06, starring Victor, Hima, and another guy who went to my high school:

[via Gordon Gartrelle]

And here is somebody who YouTube claims is Larry David, singing Pizza Hut/Taco Bell while preparing Thanksgiving dinner. His identity is questionable, but the hilarity is not:

Previously on Wesleying:
Spotlight: Das Racist

8 thoughts on “Das Racist; Das Youtube

  1. Anonymous

    Francis Starlite’s image is so contrived and calculated, with his navy blue peacoat and spray-teased hair, that it’s awkward to watch him perform. I mean, he legally changed his last name to something evocative of a cutesy Lisa Frank character. His ego surpasses his actual talents and fame; his band is stuck in blogosphere-buzz status and has failed to develop past this. He was also a rude asshole to the show promoters, visiting alums and students and fellow performers on the bill. He might put on a high energy show, but I always end up covering my face in embarrassment due to his rhythmically challenged white-boy dancing. Quit that falsetto voice and leave it to Mr. Timberlake. Also, Francis, when somebody offers you a beer, don’t be an ungrateful pussy and finish that shit instead of quitting once you’re past the nipple. Yeah fool, you’re quite the rockstar.

  2. Anonymous

    Francis Starlite’s image is so contrived and calculated, with his navy blue peacoat and spray-teased hair, that it’s awkward to watch him perform. I mean, he legally changed his last name to something evocative of a cutesy Lisa Frank character. His ego surpasses his actual talents and fame; his band is stuck in blogosphere-buzz status and has failed to develop past this. He was also a rude asshole to the show promoters, visiting alums and students and fellow performers on the bill. He might put on a high energy show, but I always end up covering my face in embarrassment due to his rhythmically challenged white-boy dancing. Quit that falsetto voice and leave it to Mr. Timberlake. Also, Francis, when somebody offers you a beer, don’t be an ungrateful pussy and finish that shit instead of quitting once you’re past the nipple. Yeah fool, you’re quite the rockstar.

  3. not part of the argus

    These guys’ beats are great, but the lyrics are so stupid. Last night was a good time though.

  4. not part of the argus

    These guys’ beats are great, but the lyrics are so stupid. Last night was a good time though.

  5. shira

    CORRECTION!

    francis and the lights is SOLD OUT. please do not come to the door. ashik, maybe could you change this post to say this? xx

  6. shira

    CORRECTION!

    francis and the lights is SOLD OUT. please do not come to the door. ashik, maybe could you change this post to say this? xx

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