Posts Tagged ‘Post Grunge’

Once again the little stresses of my life were alleviated by Dr. Seth.

Infinity, They Keep Making More of It

“The problem with getting bigger is that getting bigger costs you. Not just in time and money, but in focus and standards and principles. Moving your way to the biggest part of the curve means appealing to an ever broader audience, becoming (by definition) more average.”

whoa right.  That little paragraph hurts my head just thinking about it.  You know what else hurts my head, Jars of Clay.  What were people thinking… post grunge Radio circa 1995 was not a pretty time in rock and roll.

When I was a younger lad, we used to call those guys Jars of Gay… get it?  cuz gay rhymes with clay.  Not very PC but it was 1995, and as you can tell from popular modern rock, no one was really using their brain.

Time to pour a bath and tuck into “East of Eden.”  That book makes me want to invent a time machine and travel back to the olden days… before post grunge.  Live in a shack in the hills and drill water wells and have like 800 kids and wear overalls and say ma’am.

I am only a handful of chapters deep into the lives of the Trasks and Hamiltons but it is an amazing read.  Author John Steinbeck says of his own work: “”It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years (…) I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this.”

That is the sort of book I want to read.

That’s all I got.

Read Full Post »