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