Randy and I are listening to new music tonight and trying to give it a shot.
Mostly, we’re not feeling it.
I didn’t mean to write a post commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, that wasn’t in my plans. But here it is anyway. At least kind of.
The last time I heard music that made me sit up and decide that I was changing everything I loved about music was the first time I heard Smells Like Teen Spirit. I love that the song was inspired by deodorant. I love that I heard this song and had a real moment of ‘fucking hell, this is amazing’ and ‘I hate this’.
Turns out I did not hate it. I loved it.
Randy says his desire to start seeking out new music was reawakened when he first heard Nirvana.
I’m sorry that Kurt Cobain had demons that won. What more would we have in an alternate reality where Kurt slays his dragons?
I can’t say that there have been many artists since that have made me really sit up and take notice. The White Stripes maybe. The Kings Of Leon a few years before they had that song about VD.
Then I heard Courtney Barnett and remembered what it was like to fall in love.
Randy and I dedicated our Saturday afternoon to listening to shit we didn’t know. I listened to Lorde. I haven’t loved a girl pop star since Madonna until now. She is amazing.
The new U2 song is okay.
I kind of like Avenge Seven Fold.
Chevelle was pretty good.
I’m not ready to give up on getting excited about new music.
Help a sister out. Give me your suggestions. I want to find something new. I want to feel like I did when I first heard Nirvana.