A big part of my seasonal music diet for the months of October and November is made up of New Wave, there's just something about autumn that makes me want to revel in misery... but in a healthy way...You know,..it's raining, the trees are all pretty and dead, somebody somewhere doesn't like you and you pick today to be upset about it, just one of those self loathing days ... "and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die."*
I love it! It's the ultimate adolescent-temper tantrum primer! Joy Division, The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bauhaus,... GOD! I just LOVED being so bummed out and introspective-like. Going to Medusas all-age shows wearing french-cuffs, being 15 and hanging out with new wave girls.... Dude, they were rocking' bustiers!... Yet, I was still sad....
I use this track to ease myself out of my normal Funk and Disco mind frame:
Peter Hook pretty much defining the modern bass tone for the past twenty years...thirty-some years ago:
I have an older sister and one of her girlfriends was named Jenni, I had the biggest little-dude crush on her and she was dating the keys player from The Cure.. for a minute... I devoured everything by The Cure! I wanted to be supercool in her eyes so I bought or acquired everything by them...Yet I'm still picking this totally obvious song 'cause it reminds me of junior-high make out parties:
Not a fan of Bagpipes.... but this is the one campfire song I'll sing and play:
I know there are some "wavers" here, chime in with your favorite tunes, experiences, make out story... whatever.. Your girlfriend liked OMD, let's hear about it.
* Contest rules.
1- Be the first to post the "correct"ultimate self-loathing song that contains these lyrics and win either 1000 "Bangin' Bucks" or a "one-of-a-kind" autographed Sergio de Blanc Maryland specification truss rod cover.
2-If you are the winner be prepared to wait 3-4 weeks for delivery of truss rod cover, I'm busy and don't have any small envelopes so I'll have to leave the house during regular business hours...it'll take a minute.
3-"Bangin' Bucks" are only available to be used in the "sergiodeblancsbangin'blog.../store/ 404 error code/" online store. There is absolutely no connection between the PRS guitars company and "sergiodeblancsbangin'blog.../store/ 404 error code/" store. "Bangin' Bucks" have no monetary value in this fourth dimensional illusionary world.
4-If the winner is feeling truly apathetic after winning the contest he/she may decide to refuse acceptance of any winnings and instead pledge to write angry poetry on the walls of a darkened room while listening to "Viva Hate" and eschewing human contact for 13 hours.
5-I reserve the right to end this contest at anytime in case I can't find my.....