didn't watch the grammy's last night, which bums me out a bit, but read neil strauss's not so interesting round-up of the gig - fucking 'o brother' won a ton - signifying to me that Time Out NY's "why music sucks," while mistaking the cause, may have put a name to the disease. it's not that music sucks, really, it's that it isn't growing as it has - the lull is mindnumbing, but the lull is natural.
Month of February, 2002
so desperate to listen to music at work i plugged in to insound's online stream of crap - actually liked the cave-in track, which isn't surprising to me as i've liked some of their stuff bfr. also, the neil halstead track is quite lovely though i didn't really like mohave 3 (blasphemy!) and was distrusting this output - there is a wierd, scquelching moment of complete randomness at the end of the track - very unprofessional and wrong sounding - i wonder what would possess him to leave it in.
been gone...and back, as it were. mardi gras day in new orleans have 'mardi gras mambo' in my head more than anything else. god damn it! host suggests i write 'tourist songs' for new york city - as if anything beyond 'ny, ny' could summarize the shattered ideals of that place better. hmm. i guess i could write tourist songs for brooklyn, since it seems only hip hop celebrates the boro.
ohmygodiwassowrong - former jonathan fire*eater hipster cuties the walkmen are ruling my world - 'we're been had' is the most charming, post-radiohead/neptunes music box self-deprication i've ever heard. 'sometimes i'm just happy i'm older - somehow it got easier to laugh out loud.'
'see me at age 19, with some dumb haircut from 1960, moving to new york city/ live with my friends - they're taking the same steps, we're foolish'