Because I'm a huge loser and clearly a major sucker for pop culture slop, yes, I still watch The Real World--even this so-far atrocious Cancun season.
(Don't judge me. Please.)
And, in last week's episode, I thought I noticed a few familiar notes--oh, and you may recognize them, too--playing in the background of one of the scenes.
(Honestly? I forget which scene. But it probably came after the scene where that one douche who plays in a terrible pop-punk band got all pissy and obnoxious and then, later, upset, when his guitar got some water spilled on it. Waaaaaaaaaah. Maybe you shouldn't bring your guitar to a fight, dumbass. But I digress.)
Anyway: A little rewinding on the DVR... a quick scan of the bar running across the bottom of the screen... and, yep! There it was! The song was familiar: It was "Beautiful Girls," by area musician Brad Skistimas, who goes by the stage name of Five Times August. (Listen to the track after the jump.)
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Which brings us to the point of this post, which, when I started writing it, was gonna be a congratulatory thing. But then I did a Wikipedia search--which, I know, isn't exactly couth, but I wanted to find out the real name for the guy behind the moniker--and look what I found: Dude's songs have already been played on like a bajillion MTV shows (according, again, to Wikipedia, so take it as you will).
Now, back to Mr. Skistimas (if that even is your real name): I still offer you my congratulations, I guess, because, y'know, I guess it's still kinda cool to be on MTV and all?
But just know this: This way less of a congratulations than I'd originally intended. So there.