True musical representation should be more about human concepts than reaching for the support of age brackets for easy audience endearment, the worst examples being the laziest, where the station in life is referenced directly. I don’t have an issue with very young or middle aged artists releasing songs glamorizing, popularizing, or underlining issues unique to their larger or smaller quantities of years, but like the classic adage show, don’t tell, doing so should be an exercise in allusion and subtlety.
I recently bought a new car. After avoiding a couple of suspect money pits (a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, and a Mark III Supra, among others) I settled on much shallower money pit that seemingly had nothing wrong with it -- a Mercedes CLK-430. Not exactly a childhood dream car, unlike the other two, but … Continue reading I Bought a New Car
Don't you just hate it when you can't successfully trace the genealogy of a particular quote, one that's been bangin' around inside your head? I had that issue just recently, unable to remember who originally uttered this nugget of an endorsement: "It makes me feel like I'm in a hovercraft in a Philip K. Dick … Continue reading Repost: Apocalyptic Optimists
Don't you just hate it when you can't successfully trace the genealogy of a particular quote, one that's been bangin' around inside your head?