Monday, August 20, 2007

"classic rock" = death

yesterday, while i ate my lunch, i listened to a four-piece rockband play. they looked like they might have been either a confused beatle homage, or a '90s grunge hangover: hofner bass, vox combo amp, acoustic 'n' electric gtrs. apparently, their specialty is rolling stones covers. i got to hear "gimme shelter" in its entahrty, followed by, um, "brown sugar." they played 'em fine, but i couldn't help feeling a little depressed at the realization that people younger than me (i was a high school freshman the year "brown sugar" was new, back when the stones were still "dangerous" and "decadent" and not just greedy old rich men) might still consider this music worth playing.


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