In honor of today’s Jeff Mangum ticket crisis: Every indie kid carries around a musical boner in his or her belt for Jeff Mangum and Neutral Milk Hotel. And it’s custom that after he or she learns four chords on the guitar, he or she will cover something off of In The Aeroplane Over the Sea to play in front of fellow indie kids during free period, at parties, in bedrooms. But some take it to the next level. Some take it to Youtube.
If you type in “neutral milk hotel cover”, over 1,580 results show up on Youtube. The majority of these videos are out-of-tune strummers trying to seduce the fourth wall. But least one of them has achieved self-awareness. The YOUTUBE JESUS just wants you to let him eat licorice in the aeroplane over the sun. And there’s something, something, something sweet WOAH WOAH WAOAHHHH! So don’t worry if you can’t make the Jeff Mangum show—you can always follow the path of the YOUTUBE JESUS and make your own Neutral Milk Hotel.