(The Black Crowes)
Why isn't there a mid-rock station? Have you ever noticed that? There's "classic" rock which usually spans from 1970-1989 and then "new" rock which takes over from 1990-present. (And oldies, but I'm not going there.) At what point does "new" rock become "classic"? Because 1990 was, oh, 21 years ago. Grunge is officially legal to drink- doesn't that make you feel old? Anyway, I posed this question hypothetically in the car with J the other day. Quickly followed up by how amazing it would be if there was a station that played rock from the late 80's to the early 2000's. (Incidentally, yes, I am aware that XM has this. But I am a poor grad student and have to make do with last.fm.)
J promptly told me that no one would listen to it. Apparently, I'm the only one that thinks that most rock has gone to shit since Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit. I mean, I love classic rock, too, don't get me wrong, but I don't always want to listen to it. It's not mine in the way that the music I grew up to was. I try to remember that, whenever things are hard, or scary, or not going my way... that something is mine in a way that no one can ever take away from me. I think I'm lucky to feel that way about music.
Anyway. I forgot where I was going with this. I think my point was that I've started listening to the Black Crowes again and it makes me happy. I can't remember where else I was going with this... Just been listening to a lot of music lately. I've been having trouble compiling the various playlists associated with the wedding because I can't narrow down what I love and also figure out what everyone else will want to listen to. I've also been buying a bunch of new (to me) music. Remembering people and places and what summer feels like. Letting myself dream.
It feels right.