Sunday, June 27, 2010

Post 50

Fiddy posts? That's it? Well, I'm not trying for quantity, nor quality. I'm trying for honesty. When I've got something to say, I'll say it. Even if it's stupid, and when it's redundant.
The Big Takeover hit 30 years with the latest issue. This is a magazine that publishes every 6 months, and sometimes, that's not enough, and sometimes (like now) it's too often. I trust Jack Rabid and company- they're honestly trying to put out the highest quality music mag they can, I just think that time isn't on anyone's side. There are long stretches of time where there really isn't anything new that is worth a damn, and there are times when it's all good.
I don't want to be negative, but right now I'm not excited by anything new. I'm still digging the old. I've been listening to stuff on my Ipod, I've been watching DVDs I already own, and I have been reading books I have read before.
Speaking of all that- you can read my preferences in my profile- but as I get older each of those things that I love, I love for different reasons. For example, the poppy, thrashy punk rock that I still profess to love? I wouldn't even dream of getting into the pit, these days. Way back when, that was a good percentage of my reasons. Now, it's mostly because I appreciate the economy and obvious structure of the music- Thrash is to rock and roll as tents are to buildings. So, even without pressing forward, I'm still in motion.


  1. OK, I gotta take issue with the "nothing new worth a damn" sentiment. I mean, I hear it all the time (and always have). It just means you gotta dig deeper. With that said, I present an off-the-top-of-my-head list of stuff that I'm really digging.

    - Wounds
    - La Dispute
    - Amenra
    - And So I Watch You From Afar
    - Pulled Apart By Horses
    - Exit International
    - Angel Eyes
    - Dead Weather
    - Ex Wives
    - Kowloon Walled City
    - Rooms
    - Year of No Light

  2. Of course taste is subjective. I agree with some of what you've got there. Others? Not so much. Example- Wounds will grow up to be Therapy?, who had like 2 decent songs, and even then, they copped 'em from better bands.Amenra? Sonic wallpaper to me. No offense intended, but just not my thing.Pulled apart by Horses, though, you'd think would be exactly my thing, and I don't hate 'em, but can't say they excite me either. However- you already know I like Kowloon Walled City and Year of No Light, and I hadn't heard Exit International, nor Ex Wives- both I like a lot, so thanks!

  3. Excellent! I'm glad you found a couple of things. See? There are new things worth a damn! Gonna check out the bands from yr new post now.