Monday, February 9, 2009

Lyrical Dystopia

It has come to my attention over the last few months that music is in a sever state of corrosion. Music can essentially be split into two categories; those that appear on the radio and those that do not. For the most part that agreement has worked. I remember back in the late 90's when Evan and Jaron were wooing the ladies on the radio with little more than their good looks and ribbed t-shirts, I could turn to non-radio bands to satisfy my music needs. However, as of late even the most stalwart of bands are failing to satiate my cravings. Previously when radio bands provided trash I could listen to my bands and hold that up as a standard proclaiming my sanity in a world gone Nickleback. Bands that provided safe harbor such as Weezer, Bruce Springsteen, Ben folds and the Killers have decided to turn their backs on clear and decent lyrics to appease a world of growing insanity. This lyric from the newest Weezer album is more like a tribute to drinking gasoline than a song:
When I was younger
I used to go and tip cows for fun, yeah
Actually I didn't do that
'Cos I didn't want the cow to be sad

What does that even mean???? Is this a song about a 13 year old schizophrenic PETA advocate?

5 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Gee, sorry about Weezer going lame. It was bound to happen, though.

Jenny said...

ha! That's so funny. Those lyrics alone make me want to listen to the mess of a song! How did I miss that? But, I'm a loyal fan -- at least until they start doing synchronized dance moves on stage.

Festschrifts said...

still better than nickleback

Evan Lowenstein said...

I hear you on the Evan and Jaron front...

Jeanette said...

Um, I hate to break it to you, but when the current music scene fails to please it means... that you are getting OLD! Take it from an old lady who has been there.