Caught a cold, broke up with Wilco & wondering where the rock went

If I could travel back in time, I would zoom back to Friday and I would wrestle Ziggy from Nolan’s germ-covered, Tap Tap Revolution playing clutches. I would also go to bed at a decent time on Friday night and Saturday night. Also, I would drink more water than wine and I would eat some sort of vegetable because I don’t think potato chips counts. Because if I could do all that, I would not be waylaid by a late-summer cold.

The cold, a first in like two years, better have it’s way with me and then be done. Wam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am and all that.

You see, Saturday is the annual State Fair trip and I will need all my olfactory senses in working order to properly enjoy the corn dogs.

In other news, I’m fucking boring. Like boring as hell. So boring that I wonder why people don’t just shout, “shut up, shut up, shut up” right in my face.

And here’s the other thing. Is it just me or has rock and roll got really fucking boring too? Are we both past our prime? I’ve been whining lately (because that’s what boring people do) about how no band has come down the pike to really grab me by the shirt and shake me senseless since The Hold Steady.

How sad is that?

I’ve broken up with Wilco. And I’m just generally sick of everything else. I mean I loved the new Neko album and I thought Phoenix was fun. But come on. . . where is the rock and roll? Have the kids stopped making it?

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  1. Doug 24.Aug.09 at 12:51 am

    You think it’s bad now–just wait until you hit your 40’s. Then not only will you find little in the new rock to applaud, but you’ll feel like a curmudgeon in the process. (However, the upside is that you’ll finally feel you’re old enough to be a curmudgeon, so there is at least that.)

    And being boring is really not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Take what I’m typing at the moment, for example… err, on second thought, never mind. (The words I though I brought I left behind.)

    I find most of what I download is catching up on old stuff I always kinda meant to get but never did. (Most recently: R&B legend Larry Williams–he did “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”.) The new Minus 5 was just okay. And, uh, other than that…

    Did I mention I am boring? I did? Well, there you go.

    I’ll leave you with this: Don’t go for the purported “world’s largest corn dog”–the novelty of it is appealing, but it’s a slight abomination against nature; corn dogs were never meant to be a foot-and-a-half long.

  2. FFJ 24.Aug.09 at 6:28 am

    Try on The Cold War Kids and The Black Keys. Maybe you need to go back to the Rock’n’Roll roots. Gregg Allman, Gram Parsons, etc. That’s what I do. Or throw in some Donny Iris. That always cheers me up.

  3. Sarah 24.Aug.09 at 8:29 am

    Eat as many cheese curds as possible…the cure for everything.

    You may or may not take solace in the fact that as you “age” you get fewer and fewer colds. Your immunity to the viruses eliminate many of the ones shared by your younger compatriots. The bad news is you trade of fewer colds for hairs that pop out randomly on your face at a length of 3 or 4 inches and you don’t see them until under the glaring light of a public bathroom. Sorry.

  4. shokkou 24.Aug.09 at 9:06 am

    Any word on the what the new deep-fried fair item will be this year?

  5. Kevin Lawver 24.Aug.09 at 2:07 pm

    You want the rock? Try Constantines, Eels, Arkells, Sloan and The Stills (in that order). Kensington Road is a good rocking out album, as is Hombre Lobo.

  6. david 25.Aug.09 at 10:34 am

    The new Japandroids album definitely rocks and rolls, and is one of my favorite discs of the year.


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