Confession: I like really bad alternative rock. I’m straight out of a Hot Topic, but only because it gives me energy. I listen to all this power chord angst or really relentless rap, and then reggae when I need to lower my blood pressure. I just hate nuance and balance. I want music to rip my dick off like an angry chimpanzee grandmother.
I'm aware that yelling inside of this sound booth is corny on a deep, metaphysical level. "What are you yelling about?" you might ask. “Depression and stuff,” they would answer, before disappearing into their sleeves. I just don’t care about how bad the lyrics are, or how first world the problems are, because of the feeling the music delivers. It helps me sublimate anger and resentment and envy and fear into constructive energy. If you have absolutely no shame, it feels great. Take these young bucks for instance, they're interesting, sort of like a cuter Linkin Park. I like the lead singer's gimmicks. He wiggles his neck to make fun sounds and then roars like a hipster-sized bear. Is this captivating to anyone else, or do I have the taste of a stroke survivor? - 2 months ago