10 May 2006
STEPHIN MERRITT IS GRADE-A ASSHOLE MATERIAL
Somebody Forgot to Say "Hey Ya"
Turns out a lot of people didn't know Stephin Merritt hates the blackies; I thought this was common knowledge! What did you think when you heard the line "a pretty girl is like a minstrel show"? Why did you think the fields were "magnetic" and not "cotton", or "barbeque"? Why did you think he spells his name S-T-E-P-H-I-N instead of S-T-E-P-H-BLACK? And who did you think invented racism--the gays?
Look, it's not like Merritt hates women or the gays. That'd be a little nuts. But imagine this: a gay woman blackie. What would he do? Or is it: What did he do? My guess is no less than half the songs on Holiday are about this woman he murdered.
I don't want to give Merritt all the credit here. I mean it's not like everybody isn't a little racist, at least in somebody's eyes (one exception: blind faggot Mexicans). But in case you need actual evidence that proves Merritt is absolutely and empirically a racist instead of racism being, say, more about reception than intent, here are some song lyrics I found in a song called "Strange Powers":
On a ferris wheel
looking out on Coney Island
under more stars than
there are prostitutes in Thailand
Holy living fuck this guy hates the brothers. But the thing is, how many prostitutes are actually in Thailand anyway? I know what you're thinking: Probably not as many blackies getting their scythe on in Merritt's backyard.