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Sunday, March 06, 2005

New Dangers

Last night, rather than calling friends with whom I haven't spoken in a while, I spent my time on i-Tunes, drunk as fuck, and buying music. It was awesome. I got a bunch of stuff that I haven't heard in a while, like PJ Harvey, Rasputina, Revolting Cocks, that sort of thing. It was a nice trip down memory lane. It's funny, because I gave up all my indie stuff when I got rid of all my hair and started getting into fights (college punk). I thought all my old indie/alternative shit was boring, and I began to only listen to stuff that lasted a minute or less. It's funny, because now I barely listen to my hypertension-inducing music, but I really miss all that Veruca Salt stuff.
I remember envisioning myself as an adult when I was younger, and I used to think that I would always be into the current music scene. To some degree, I still am, but I never thought that the scene would turn out this way. I really liked the direction music was going for a while, like all ska, swing, and punk. Before then, it was like you had to be a super-freak to even get any kind of musical attention. Now, it's like the labels got all gun shy. What would happen if all of that creativity just ran around, willy nilly? Now the popular music is just sad. It's like, plastic, and you have to be a good dancer or something. Man, if those standards had been around in the 90's, Nirvana would have never made it. Can you imagine the CEO of Virgin records telling Kurt Cobain that in order to be the best, he really needed to work on his pop and lock routine? That guy would have been homeless.

The moral of the story is, don't shop on i-Tunes while drinking. You can easily go broke. Not that my purchases weren't worth it, but dude, it's just dangerous.

2 Comments:

  • At 3:37 PM , Blogger Chase said...

    Where in the name of God did you find a videotape of Carol Grams? It was like the ill-advised singing career of the Brady Bunch. I shudder to think of seeing it...although we did have a really fun time.

     
  • At 11:25 PM , Blogger Chase said...

    Spill the beans about J.S.!! Is your e-mail still auntie......@....com?

     

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