Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sebadoh - "Sorry"

I haven't been in much of a writing mood lately. I've been in a reading/watching/listening mood. And so: Sorry. One of my favorite Sebadoh songs. Lou Barlow is such a sensitive and musical person. He could probably use some therapy at times but then his songwriting might suffer. So keep on suffering, Lou. Within reason, of course.

Sebadoh - Sorry from Miss Lisa on Vimeo.


From 1999. Were the 90s that far away in our past? It seems so these days. It was a grittier time somehow, yet we're currently knee-deep in unemployment, war and national angst. Shouldn't our art be reflecting this very gritty reality? Instead it's all glossy and derivative, a la Lady Ga Ga, Beyonce, and god knows what else--I can't be bothered to keep track lately. It's pretty dull, except for Pink--she's gritty and then some, with the singing talent to back it up. Are we trying to overtly cheer ourselves up? Maybe so...

2 comments:

michelle robinson said...

I Love bakesale, and listen to it a lot still. And I do think Lindsay Lohan is a good representation of our hard times.

Lisa Mc said...

Ha. Hard times for pop culture, indeed. Jon Gosselin too. What did we do to deserve this? Don't answer--I don't want to know...