“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
The idea of a thoroughly uncool person reviewing, opining, and waxing poetic on all the coolest forms of art made me instantly think of this quote.
I read a lot of music blogs and I noticed that they all use the same words about the same bands and make the same obscure references to bands/movies you probably don’t know. I saw the same “news” story coming across 20 different websites, reporting on reports of reports of reports, reposted from a 2 sentence interview done by someone who heard something that sounded like a story. Everything I post/review on here, be it music/movies/tv/art/food, will be my own take stemming from my own bias and belief. I love the raw energy of the Drive-By Truckers and I also think Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour is maybe the greatest tour of all time. I cry during La Bamba, I don’t really get what’s that great about The Godfather, and I’m the only person in the US that owns a copy of Norm Macdonald’s Dirty Work. Basically, I’m trying to say I don’t want to parrot what’s already been said. I hope I get to meet and interview bands as they come through town and ask them different questions than the ones they have perfectly scripted answers to. I hope my take on something makes you look at it a bit different. I also hope to always champion and improve the things I love. When a bad review is warranted, I will give it even-handedly and in earnest but with the intent to spur something better out of the artist(on the off chance that they see the write-up). Please send your recommendations of things coming through/from Dallas that I should check out and I’ll try to get them all worked in here. Please, also keep in mind, in the future I will use less run-on sentences, better grammar, paragraph breaks, and a number of basic English rules to make this much easier to read. So, with that, I will say goodbye and hello, and I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.