I suppose this is one of those instances where just a bit more research would have done me a world of good. Let me explain... you see, I only looked to Mr. Meeble’s MySpace profile when I wrote my original entry on the band. On that page the band claims to be from France. But, upon scratching the surface just a bit more - visiting other of the band’s sites, etc. - I discovered that they are truly from Arizona. I feel a bit dopey for not knowing this before writing about them. I feel even dopier for having to now retract my retraction about not caring for unsigned, contemporary French bands. As it turns out, France is once again safe to trash - at least in terms of their music.
I can’t help but wonder, though, had I realized Mr. Meeble was an American-born concoction, would I have been as impressed with their output. I mean, when you have very low expectations, anything even half-way decent sounds great. I’ll have to ponder this a bit more. Which will require more caffeine. So I’ll ponder it later and probably write a bit more at that point, as well.
What I will say for now is that Mr. Meeble (AKA Devin, Michael and Blain - if, indeed these are their real names and the photos [and one drawing] of them at MySpace actually represent real people) is/are intriguing me more and more with their slippery slight of hand. Works pretty effectively for College and/or Indie band cred... time will tell if this turns out to be an effective tool for connecting with those outside this rather selective group of Ironophiles.