Daniel Folmer - Gloria
Release - December 18, 2007
Label - Gutterth
Genre - Indie
Morrissey: …your songs have never, to me, been depressing —
Joni Mitchell: No, I hope not.
Morrissey: — because songs can’t really be depressing because the actual act of writing a song is so positive, so how could it ever really be depressing — but you have such an openness of heart that it can be construed as being sad —
When Daniel Folmer was a kid, somebody told him that poop tasted like chocolate and pee tasted like lemonade. Lil’ Danny Folmer liked chocolate and lemonade… and they those things sure did look like chocolate & lemonade, so why shouldn’t they also taste like them? Besides, who would lie about something so awesome? A monster, that’s who. A regular, everyday, run-of-the-mill creep.
From the sounds of this record, things hadn’t changed much for Daniel Folmer since then. The way he sings with such desperation about a disappointing relationship & an abortion he maybe wasn’t totally cool with hints that (despite the evidence so far) he still holds onto a bit of hope that maybe… maybe pee really is lemonade. It makes me wonder how much dookie he actually ate before he decided he’d been had.
It’s admirable, really. “The cut is clean,” he sings. Rather than getting jaded & hard, Folmer kept his wounds open and bleeding for his audience. So what does that sound like? Imagine a Mike Jones / Ben Lee colab. “Who?” NO, the other Michael Jones. Hear it for yourself in any song from this album.