"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Older people always talk about music in their younger years like that was the only time worth being alive in, hell we’ve all heard the Woodstock speech more times than we can count. I don’t want to be one of these people, I don’t think I am because I’m always buying new music and looking for the next new favorite band. Sometimes it seems like all I’m doing is trying to find this feeling again, you know - when you first here Led Zeppelin’s Babe I’m Gonna leave you or for me personally Pearl Jam’s Even Flow or Alice in Chains’ Angry Chair. It’s like I’m chasing that moment constantly, and sometimes if I’m luck y I find it, like when I heard The Subliminal Verses for the first time. Musicgasm! So yeah, I was alive when Seattle was at its best. I hate the term grunge because its bogus bullshit made up by record labels. I thought Nirvana were great and was looking forward to hearing them grow up. And I felt completely numb when I heard about Kurt. It wasn’t the sound though, it was being 17 and feeling like you’re witnessing something that is changing musical history. I get angry when younger people talk about ‘grunge’ and that Nirvana were the kings of grunge music, I wanna tell them they don’t know shit. But then when I start talking they look at me like I looked at this guy I knew that saw the Ziggy Stardust farewell concert. With big thirsty envy eyes. Seattle is the most honest pure music I’ve ever heard. It is pure music. No bullshit, no synths, no fucking makeup on stage. And to be honest and at the risk of sounding like an old hippie – I haven’t had that kind of Musicgasm since.