Everything Everything – Kemosabe
April 12, 2013
Sounds Similar To: Friendly Fires, Darwin Deez, Bombay Bicycle Club
Hi there, Whuzzerface here!
We made it to the last Friday before the tickets will be given away. If you haven’t liked or subscribed yet, you don’t want to miss out on your chance to go to one of three local concerts FOR FREE!!
Now to business. This is one song title that is definitely not overused. If you know me at all in real life, you’ll know that I love word origins. In looking up the word “Kemosabe” I was surprised by what I learned. The writer for the old-time radio show “The Lone Ranger” got the word from a boys summer camp that his father-in-law owned called “Camp Kem-Oh Sah-bee”. The word doesn’t have an exact origin to a specific Native American dialect though, however it’s connotation is meant as “Trusted Scout” or “Loyal Friend”. So since the lyrics through the entire chorus are “Kemosabe, I’m alone”, it kinda hits home a little more. There are parts in each of the verses that sound extremely similar to 311 with the guitar and bass lines dancing around at frenetic paces.
Mad props must be given to the dancer in the video. This guy is a break dancing beast. He practically spends 95% of the video dancing solely on his hands, his feet rarely touch the ground, AND he’s on the forest floor!!! LOVE IT!
Hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!