Thursday, April 21, 2011

Clapton is God

Actually, I'm not all that big a fan of Clapton. I just bring up the trope because Jonathan on his Metal Only, No Rubbish blog brought up that concept of Rock as religion thing. In a way, I'd agree that there is a spiritual component to my devotion to the form; however, I've said before that I'm not here to discuss my religious beliefs, and I'm still not. I don't look to rocknroll for guidance, exactly. However, in a more ideal world, the priesthood would be more like the Alt-Rock nation I grew up in- not a world of Rockstars like Bishops, proclaiming doctrine from on high- more a commune where everyone can say grace, and together we fumbled towards the light. I mean, we all can read, and all the religions have holy books, so why can't religion be more like a book of the month club, and less like freshman literature, with the too-old-to-still-be-teaching professor telling us his interpretation, and expecting us to regurgitate his opinions on the next pop quiz.
I'm not interested in a hierarchy of Angels, but I do like listening to the Choir.
I mean, do you really think that if Shaun Ryder was your preacher, you'd understand God any better than you do, now?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Soundtrack Meme

Thanks to Jonathan, who posted this meme on Metal Only, No Rubbish:


1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every scene, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new scene, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool - first songs only

Opening Credits
Waking Up
First Day of School
Falling in Love
Fight Song
Breaking Up
Life is Good
Mental Breakdown
Getting Back Together
Paying the Dues
The Night Before the War
Moment of Triumph
Death Scene
Funeral Song
End Credits

So for me it's:

Opening Credits: Pale Green Stars- Everclear
Waking Up: Time Tough- Toots& the maytals
First Day of School: Jackson- Johnny Cash
Falling in Love: Fly with the High-Curve
Fight Song: Superbeast-Rob Zombie
Breaking Up: The Beautiful Dead- Killing Joke
Prom: Nice Guy Eddie- Sleeper
Life is Good: Sabotage-Beastie Boys
Mental Breakdown: 15 Minutes-Wired all Wrong
Driving: Hanging on the Telephone- Blondie
Flashback: Wired- Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3
Getting Back Together: Heartbeat-Big Black
Wedding: Testament-Disfear
Paying the Dues: Not Your Fault- Thin White Rope
The Night Before the War: If I go to Hell- Sage Francis
Moment of Triumph: What do I get- Buzzcocks
Death Scene: Why is it always this Way- The Ramones
Funeral Song: Bowl of Flies- Leatherface
End Credits: Four Horsemen-The Clash

I kinda like it. It gets a bit cheesy on some bits, and can only be seen as ironic in others, but it's not bad. I might watch a movie with Disfear as the wedding march....