How do I spend most of my time as a student at uOttawa? Well it’s definitely not studying. In fact, it’s probably a ton of other things, but basically sitting around and procrastinating. Got an exam to study for, an assignment to write, an email to send to the prof, well if you’re a human being you’re definitely gonna spend the first several hours and/or days procrastinating.
So here’s a list of the Top 10 Ways to Procrastinate.
Number 10…. Hmmm. Number 10 on a list of procrastinating?
You know, I think I’ll write about it later. In the meantime I just need to let you know about this new album I’ve been listening to.
After a four year hiatus following their critically acclaimed first album, the band, RB Donators, just dropped their sophomore album, On Repeat. What most assumed to be a joke, with a release date of April 1st, turned out to be very real and very good. The three member band has adopted a modern electro sound accompanied by the pissed off vocals from lead Deck Woodcock. The overall sound is slower and less danceable, but the album still holds on tight to their youth grime.
Consisting of seven songs, this album is just long enough to keep going when you miss the bus at Colonel By and need to get to Rideau.
The album begins with On Repeat, the title of the album. This song beautifully opens with a rich, full sound, something RB Donators never had before. It’s quite a grandiose introduction until the lead singer Woodcock, sings his raw lyrics. The sound quickly transitions to the familiar pissed off garage sound of the three member band.
Track number two entitled Greasy Needs may sound like the “dumb” song of the album with its loud obnoxious guitar and funny but dumb lyrics about ordering pizza. But if you listen beyond the comedic lyrics and hear between the lines you can find the true meaning as a strong message of anti-consumerism. This is probably the song you’ll hate as it doesn’t really fit with RB Donators usual formula, but give it some time and it’ll definitely grow on you.
Dogs of Saigon. A song about an outsider lost in Saigon, wandering like the masterless dogs around him. Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam, is described in the song and offers a more mysterious and foreign sound. A very good tune to leave on Repeat in the background as you work on other stuff. Not a distracting song, but building a nice slow scenery to wrap around you as it plays. However when Woodcock was interviewed about the song he stated, “I’ve never gone to Saigon, but I like dogs.”
Waiting On Waiting Off. It’s why I love RB Donator. Once again, with lyrics that seem to be simply about riding on a bus and waiting for the next (which is relatable), but also with a deeper meaning underneath, with love being on and off (which is very relatable). I love the word play with their cheesy lyrics but at the same time deep lyrics that I could cry to.
The second last track is: Michael Fassbender. This homoerotic song obviously dedicated to the actor is a song with a fast beat and is very easy to dance to. This song is raw and dirty with a slimy guitar and whiney lyrics. And who doesn’t love Fassbender?
On Repeat (Continued). To conclude, the last song of the album is the same song as the first, but as an instrumental version that is much slower. Only near the end does lead singer, Woodcock, sorrowfully sing the final last few lyrics, on repeat, as it fades out:
My life is On Repeat
All in all, On Repeat is a great album and I highly recommend you check it out. It’s great background music as you write that assignment or study for an exam. In fact I think I’ll take a listen to it right now as I write this article about procrastination….
Fuck I still gotta write that article and it’s supposed to be up by now. Ugh, Top 10 Ways to Procrastinate… that’s so many. I can’t finish that. I should have started earlier. I should never have procrastinated by writing this fake review of a fake band’s new album, On Repeat.