Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I Know some people don't read comments so...

I originally wrote this in the comments in my last post but I figured maybe it would be good to bump it to the bigs and keep the discourse going! Enjoy!


I got your jokes and love your points! I am curious what those 10-15 songs are that you love and why. I have a lot of respect for rap/hip hop, especially its past. But current hip hop/rap is sick to the core and bankrupt of all soul as is modern rnb. Its like rock was in the early 80's. I hate being the "it was better when" guy but this is sadly the case. Here in NYC I see the fallout of modern hip hop on all races and its gross. Also the music stands for nothing and it is creativly used up. Its current stranglehold on tastes and trends is having a disastorus affect. Since U been Gone is a rock song, that is the main reason I like it. And, as I stated in my original post, it is also "rock" in a way that the rock on the charts (like nickelback and the like) is not...ie fun, catchy, danceable, emotional etc. If I hear one more loud/fast eddie vedder rip off OR rnb girl singer with thug guy slogan call & response I think I might walk into a bus. Lately my tastes have been boreing deeper into the vaults as I listen to lots of old country, blues, jazz, soul, classic rock and punk and in a way it DEPRESSES ME. I shouldnt be living in old musty librarys, I wish I could like more modern stuff in all genres (dont get me started on new hipster bands either, they make Lil' John appatizing!)

So I guess thats why, and I am not sure about the rest of the blogosphere, Since U been gone was so refreshing to me because it shook me out of the dusty archives for a few minutes.

Ps: Yo Youthlarge, thanks for getting my back, us HATERS gotta stay together. Respek!

Yours in curmugery,
Old Man Larry

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Sing It Baby!

kc, originally uploaded by chris2040.

I've Been Free For the First Time

Since U Been Gone

This song is shaking my world like a California muslide. And not the kind your kid sister drinks either. Every day my obsession with this songs multiplies like malware. I have now officially added it to my hard drive and play on repeat, I wait, like meth heads wait for jethro to finish the batch, for that cool Breeders style opening bass riff to break into the estatic chorus where Clarkson lets rip and the bubblegum production begins to pogo. It makes me care about music again! Am I sick? I mean I have a new 60's psych record by the band Gandalf that I just bought sitting right hear in a bag next to me but I just want to hear this 3 minute fun park ride. This spunky Texan maybe has some "it" power that I keep reading about in the pages of Star Magazine and US Weekly. Listen, I despise Anerican Idol and their Kings Dominion stage show act as much as any card caring music snob, but at least this dynamo proved her stuff in a talent show rather than be annointed pop music star by that creepy Simpson Dad or the Disney Channell.

I tell you what, and will fight any man, woman, child in a frontier mountain man eye gauging, ear bitin wratling match to prove it, Clarkson is sure more catchy and intresting than Jet. I love her affected voice, when she moans "yeah yeah" it drips with teenage lust, and isa fuckin rock and roll song already not some simpy warmed up rnb, or depressinly agro testes fest like most of the ham fisted boy rock bands that dot the map like starbucks.

I mean I have been so sick about this that I have been scouring the net looking for other critical praise (and finding it by the way...) download other songs of hers, and DVRing her appearance on the Today show where she does a bad ass stripped down full band acoustic version of Since U Been Gone (I'd like to see that doppleganger Ashlee Simpson do that). What is happening to me....help please.....come save me.....

Your in Bubblegum maddness,