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March 27, 2009

Dan Deacon voted 99th Unsexiest Man of the Year

dan deaconThe folks at The Boston Phoenix have rated Baltimore-based experimental composer Dan Deacon No. 99 on their list of the 100 Unsexiest Men of the Year.

I love this line in their blurb about him:

anyone who’s met this amusing musical experimentalist will tell you that Dan needs to experiment with some deodorant.


In all honesty, I have to admit, Deacon does have that hipster stink going. Don't get me wrong -- he's a really smart, sweet guy. But much like the rest of Wham City and most of the hipsters in town, he's not big on personal hygiene. 

Who took No. 1?  Rush Limbaugh. No surprise there.

Some of the list's other highlights: 

93. Russell Brand (comedian)

78. Chris Martin of Coldplay

71. John McCain

42. Matthew Broderick

13. Joaquin Phoenix

7. Jim Cramer

(Sun photo by Elizabeth Malby)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:42 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Local music


This restores the balance that was thrown off when Stereogum named Dan one of their "indie rock hotties of 2007":

Question for the hipsters/indie rock crowd.... I get the clothes, the music, the artsy-ness, etc., but what the heck is the idea behind constantly smelling like crap?

(I wrote this then saw the post you linked to above, Sam... Doesn't look like you ever got an answer.)

Al, that was really, really weird. Shiver.

bob, i think it has something to do with the idea of not giving a crap about anything. guess that attitude also applies to bathing.

i stay clear of club charles in the summertime for exactly this reason. rank!

@ bob. I agree! damn hippies! I never got that either!
all snarkyness aside, a great line in King of the Hill was when Hank stumbled onto a "treehugger" rally and said to a woman, "you think it would kill a tree if you wore a bra?" :)

UPDATE: I got a hot tip that the person responsible for voting Deacon to the Stereogum list works for the Baltimore Business Journal. More to come ...

Oh Sam, remember that time you snuggled your face in my armpit and I called you shmoopie? That was tender.

Pictures forthcoming.

dan deacon is a ltitle sexy in a weird way.

then again i also find jaoquin a little sexy

Hipsters, not big on personal hygiene, how utterly unhip unless the object is to keep not hipsters away which really isn't a problem to begin with. Is it hip to project an image total devoid of any glamour that unsexiness is a natural, if not sought, consequence.

Dan also needs to experiment in dressing like an adult instead of a high school student.

Why, male or female, are we as nation so utterly consumed and who's hot, who's gay***, who's making a mess of their life (the Britney Spears*, the poster child), and who's pregnant** or adopting.

*Sorry Amie but presently she has yet to be dethroned.
** If it's a guy and he's pregnant, I guess he rates the Ripley's Believe It or Not, freak of nature notoriety attention.
*** My sister and her co-workers spectulate about Whitney Houston and Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) because of various items that have appearred in print.

That's funny. I was just at No Idea, because Cross Street is so lame now, the other day, thinking: why is every dude who lives in Fed Hill an indie-rock-wannabe-meathead?

Generalizations suck, don't they bra? Between the gays in Mt. Vernon and the Hipsters, you've alienated half of Baltimore with this lame blog. Is this an entertainment blog, or just a little community of your "buds" that is hosted by the Baltimore Sun?

The following statement revised because of a mis-chosen word which resulted unintended or muddled meaning and this isn't being done for Jeremy's benefit.
"Why, male or female, are we as nation so utterly consumed WITH who's hot, who's gay***, who's making a mess of their life (the Britney Spears*, the poster child), and who's pregnant** or adopting?"

I have to say, Dan Deacon is hot.

He's confident, his music is great, and his
outlook inspires me.

I can't help but blush a little when I hear him

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