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?