musings::kill your television

I’m sitting here looking at the remnants of a week old late night Jenga game. I haven’t been here this last week and so now i’m waiting for the air conditioner to restore things. In the meantime, I am starting to acclimate to 89 degrees fahrenheit. I’ve been on the road a lot lately and it has given me a chance to listen to a ton of albums from the nineties. Anyway, there are many records that I used to really like, and hadn’t heard in years, but time does a lot to the old mind and the music didn’t do it for me anymore. It is interesting to see what holds up over time and what doesn’t. It was no surprise how many of the more esteemed indie records during the nineties fail miserably. One group that I just still think are undeniable are Ida who released several records with the best of which being on Simple Machines, one of my favorite indies back then. Ida just simply has some of the most powerful harmonies to match their incredibly touching music.

It was the tail end of an era anyway, meaning that since the internet came along indie rock has become a sham for the most part. It used to be that you had to be a music nerd who spent hours in record stores looking for specific albums, in order to even know about what was out there. Nowadays you don’t have to go anywhere, and backwards hat guy is just as likely to have heard many of the same bands as sensitive quasi-poet guy. Whatever, and who cares anyway… It is all a bit elitist, but somewhere in there is a message still that I’m too lazy to defend right now. I have to say that I can’t wait to get out to California in October, but right now a summer afternoon rain storm will do just fine.
Also, i have updated the myspace page – http://www.myspace.com/parasitesandsycophants
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