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Thread: Pinback / Dark Star, connection to Lost?

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    Default Pinback / Dark Star, connection to Lost?

    Anybody here seen the 1974 movie Dark Star? Any Pinback (indie rock band) fans? The band is named after a character (Pinback, the whiny janitor) in the movie. Check this out:

    The band's first album is from 1999 (i.e pre-Lost). Track #2 is named "Hurley", Track #8 is "Rousseau".
    The band's second album is entitled Blue Screen Life (2001). Track #5 is "Penelope".

    Here's a line from the song "Rousseau":
    ( I do not belong in this place and i want to returned to Earth)
    Here's some from the song "Penelope":
    It’s depressing me to see you struggle
    I’m treading water with my oars
    Glass galeons anchored, ocean floors
    I’m diving down with all my gear
    In search of treasure, para me corazon
    Here's a few lines from the song "The Yellow Ones" from Summer In Abaddon (2004):
    There's some strange shape in the sky.
    A bright light over the horizon.
    It's changing direction now.
    It's headed towards the village,
    Better warn...Hey! Above you!
    Waves about to...Verified on here. Terrified, aren't you?
    Where am I? Home Ahead. Fall over. Vein empty.
    I'm thinking one of the Lost writers might be a Pinback fan. What do you think? It could just be coincidence, but "Hurley" and "Rousseau" on the same album? I don't begin to undestand Pinback lyrics. I'm hoping there's some fans out there that can explain them a bit to see if there's any real connection to Lost besides the names.

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    Default Matthew Abaddon

    I'm so glad someone else noticed this, too-- especially now that there's a character named Matthew Abaddon. . . The connections are starting to get creepy!!

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    Wow. This is weird.

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    This proves the writers kno what they are doing
    *on an LP break*

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    Maybe the final Locke-Jack standoff will be a battle of phenomenology? Locke will want to blow something up and Jack will be all "What concrete evidence do you have of your own existence?" and Locke will be all "You are false data" and blow the island to hell.
    "Apparently I'm evil. These people say I'm better off dead."

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    Creeptastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is REALLY weird.

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    good stuff, indeed


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    Okay hey guys!!!!!

    Are you Pinback fans?????

    I never even heard their music and wonder what some of the lyrics meeeaaannnn. I'm close to 40 in age, so I need help. LOVE Dark Star the movie, but don't understand the band Pinback. So if you got some insights into the band and their lyrics and what they are all about, maybe their might be some clues to LOST, eh?

    Check this one out:

    From Microtonic Wave

    begin transmission
    of our position
    recieve transmission
    of their position
    were trapped in the drift ( they fall further. )
    entirely inside alone
    a microtonic wave ( they fall further down. )
    forces us futher

    take them home.
    take them home.
    Last edited by LuHoo; 02-08-2008 at 09:33 PM.

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    Regarding the "Penelope" single,



    I think the Pinback finding is just mere coincidence, my band wrote a song called "Mr. Greycoat" loooooong before LOST was even on the air, and the lyrics very closely describes what happened Desmond, being drawn to the island, the boat race, his longing for Penny, etc - but then watching the show a year later and hearing our old song freaked me out, that's what happens with song lyrics. Bob Dylan used to write his lyrics transparently and open-ended for that very reason, multiple-interpretations...

    I think I remember hearing an interview with Rob Crow where he said that "Penelope" is actually a song about a goldfish that is dying and floating on surface, but is probably moreso just a big metaphor for a girl he was dating. This is how lyrics can be interpreted many different ways to many different listeners. Here's a page with the full lyrics and speculation on what the song really means, but it's pretty clear on the single's artwork, it's a metaphor for a fish.

    Wish I could find that old interview.

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