Local arena-rockers Paramore played their song "Brick by Boring Brick" on Fallon last night, and the Internet provides the video proof above. I have no idea what this song is about, but I think the castle represents childhood and innocence, or maybe it's a literal castle surrounded by a moat filled with dragon tears. Like I said, I don't know. What I do know is that there's this part that goes, "Ba da da da da da," approximately, and that it reminds me of something.
As anyone who knows me knows, two local bands that fascinate me are Paramore and Apollo Up!. And if you read this blog regularly, you may remember when I got Paramore's "Misery Business" all crossed up in my brain-wires with the Apollo Up! song "No Song." If you don't remember, here it is:
So I'm listening to the "Brick by Boring Brick" performance on Fallon and it hits me once again — this Paramore song reminds me of an Apollo Up! song — "Walking the Plank," to be exact, which sounds like this (the "ba da da da da da" part's near the end):
OK, things I'm NOT saying include: 1) These two songs sound the same; 1.5) Paramore "ripped off" Apollo Up! But it is curious, no? Paramore even does the hand-claps-while-ba-da-da-da-ing. Maybe these bands should merge outside of my imagination, with Hay Leo Phillips on vocals and, y'know, not the guy from Paramore — he's a mess on this song — on drums. Apollomore!