Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I am About to Get Disinherated

Driving through the treacherous canyon 5 days a weeks has given me a lot of time to reflect. It has also given me a lot of time to listen to the radio on my way to work. Much to my dismay there is only one radio station I can get all the way to work. Its not a bad radio station it plays a lot of older rock songs from the 70s, 80s and occasionally the 90s. Its kind of fun. A lot of the songs I grew up listening to (thanks dad) or choose to listen to in my youth. You get a lot of AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Bon Jovi (*sigh*...I still think he is hot).

I have recently discovered that a band I previously thought I liked I really don't. They are OK but I am not sure what the big deal. This is some what of a problem for me because I am genetically and environmentally wired to like them. I am a little afraid to admit it out loud that I don't like them.

What will my friends and family think?

Will they stop talking to me?

Will I be ostracized?   

But I am tired of being ashamed and I am going to say out loud I am not a fan of.....PINK FLOYD. *gasp*

Did you hear the collective sigh of people my age?

I just think they are over rated. They haven't made any music in like 3 or 4 DECADES!!! Most their songs have bizarre lyrics that if you think about to often you will go crazy. And they only sound really good when you are high. (Not That I would know mom). The strange part is I do believe they wrote one of the best songs ever.*

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

Stuart Townsend
But it's not like they are The Who. I love The Who. Pete Townsend is a creative genius. We have as lot we should be thanking Pete Townsend for. Wonderful songs like Baba O'Riely, Wont be Fooled Again, Behind Blue Eyes and not to mention his very hot and talented son Stuart Townsend (*sigh*....he is so yummy).

I have also discovered that I am not as big of a fan of Metallica as I was in my youth. This is also odd because their was a time when I would have stalked James Hedfeild if I wasn't lazy and 16 years old living in Utah. I think mostly I am "so over" them because they have been over played on every rock station in Utah and Idaho since the Black Album came out. Some radio stations have parts of their days dedicated to Metallica STILL. And lets be honest they haven't had a good album since.....well that is still debated by some so I am not going to say.

*The best lyrics of all time belong to Smashing Pumpkins....the world is a Vampire sent to drain and Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.


  1. I must agree with your little afterward. Despite the fact that I don't like Smashing Pumpkins, I admit they have some pretty good lyrics.

  2. Smashing Pumpkins are one of those bands that I like but I am not a huge fan.


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