Song: “Classic Girl”
Dear High School Me:
The weather is cold and raining, and not unlike the air around you the first time you ever stole one of Mom’s Marlboro Reds because you wanted to see if it felt “cooler” to smoke in the rain, as you were waiting for Keith Randolph to pick you up in his Jeep on the way to school. He overcharged you five bucks a week for the pleasure, but anything was better than getting stuck with those faux-Nazi poseur bullies on the back of the schoolbus. Continue reading
It was Halloween and I was nineteen and Trent Reznor was singing this song behind a scrim showing images of rotting animal corpses and flowers dying and it was before the video came out and I’d never seen anything like this before in my life and I thought, “This man. This man is the only one who knows why it hurts to be me.”
Song: “Brand New Colony”
When it’s time to come up with new pitches, I tend to turn my headphones up and try to figure out what’s been pissing me off or making me laugh. This song screwed up my game.
Song: “I Would For You”
Look, this isn’t about the song. This is about the fact that when I went to look up the lyrics for this mix tape staple of mine it took me to a site called OLDIE LYRICS.
That ain’t right.
Song: “You Like Me Too Much”
In the Stones/Beatles debate, if you even say the word “Stones,” you go down so many notches in my book. So many notches. It’s similar to the Violent Femmes/They Might Be Giants debate, but I let the TMBG fans have a little more credit, because I have way too many geek friends to say I cannot understand the appeal. But the Beatles? How can you even compare? Continue reading