Posts Tagged ‘Young Adult’

Oh man, last night was terrible.  I must have been experiencing a bout of anxiety or something, but I had the stresses and could not sleep.  Hard to breathe, hot, tight chest…I couldn’t fall asleep till close to 4AM then Coral was waking me at 6:30 when she got up.  Just a long, miserable, lonely night.

But I did do two things before this panic set in.  I watched the film Young Adult and I downloaded Dinosaur Jr’s “Feel The Pain.”

The movie is about a 30-something writer (Charlize Theron) who comes back to the small Minnesota town where she grew up to try and win back her married high school sweetheart.

Tragic hilarity. I really enjoyed it.

The film is heavy on 90s nostalgia rock.  The de facto theme song is 1991’s Teenage Fanclub single “The Concept.”

Teenage Fanclub – “The Concept”

The song comes from the record Bandwagonesque which in 1991, beat out Nirvana‘s Nevermind in Spin Magazine as “Album of the Year.” Neat.

The movie takes place in Minnesota, so that means a Replacements‘ song.  “Achin To Be.”  Good pick.

AND, Dinosaur Jr‘s “Feel The Pain” dials in as well.

Dinosaur Jr – “Feel The Pain”

“Feel The Pain” was Dinosaur Jr’s biggest modern rock hit…. peaking at #4 in ’94. It is also the only Dinosaur song we have on the playlist at The Zone!

What’s especially neat about these two songs… “The Concept” and “Feel The Pain” is that Teenage Fanclub is/was often compared to Dinosaur Jr… and with these two songs, I think you can really hear some similarities.  Especially, when it comes to the guitar noodling.

OK, that’s all I got.  Its like noon right now, and I am so tired.  And still so much to do today and tonight.

Go with yourself.

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