Thursday, October 06, 2011

Stream of Ganciness

On today's run, I was thinking these sort of rambling thoughts:

That Dylan McDermott is an asshole because he was mostly naked like 10% of that ghost show and in much better shape than me despite being older than me, and he made me go for a run and do pull-ups and sit-ups. Then again, I'm glad I'm running now because I had that beef sandwich earlier. Which I'm burping up. Shouldn't have gotten the hot peppers.

I know I don't listen to enough new music, but they just don't make albums like "OK Computer" anymore. Hell, Radiohead makes really good music these days, but even they don't make anything anywhere near as good as this nowadays. It's kind of like sports where you can't possibly make your best work past a certain age, that is without performance enhancing drugs. Roger Clemens threw harder at 40 than he did when he was 20. There is no equivalent to that in rock. If Roger Clemens had a rock band, maybe called "Rocket," even if they were good at some point, the stuff he put out in his 40's wouldn't be nearly as good. Sure, you can make quality music in late adulthood, but it just won't have that power, angst, edge, evilness, and sexiness that it did in your youth when you were young and crazy.

Hold that note, Radiohead, I gotta hit pause and hear what this saxophone guy sounds like in this tunnel. Hmmmm. Sounds like he's just tuning up or something. And it smells like piss. I know these guys probably get better acoustics in these tunnels, but why don't they just play in the open air? How can they stand that piss stench? Maybe the stink makes them blow a little hint of the blues into their horn . . .

The best song by the oldest possible guy was "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young. I'll have to look up how old he was when he recorded that one when I get home. Maybe blog about it. Eh, who am I kidding; there's no topic in that.


sybil law said...

Pretty sure Mr. Young was near 50 when he wrote Harvest Moon.
And hey - I'm sure your girlfriend thinks you look better than Dylan McDermott!!

The Igloo Oven said...

Although Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash had some intriguing fucking tunes in their later years. Certainly different, maybe not as rocking, but music that vibrates your marrow. But maybe it's easier for a grizzled solo artist to hit a new personal layer in their music than a band. There seems to be a parabola. Bands find a tight unspoken communication with one another and then perhaps at a certain age, it fizzles.

What's Nolan Ryan up to these days? He was a BMF in his later years. Remember when he pummeled Robin Ventura? Ha! I hope Nolan didn't do drugs other than Bayer extra strength which he did commercials for.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Sybil: I haven't asked her who looks better, but I just have such a hard putting on the bulk.

Igloo: A well thought out comment. I saw Danzig playing his solo songs and Misfits last night, and his voice was still pretty powerful, but when he took his shirt off . . . not so good these days.

radioactive girl said...

Good luck tomorrow!

And I am sad you told me my pretend boyfriend Glenn no longer looks good with his shirt off. I might have to pretend break up with him now. It's sad really because he's been my pretend boyfriend for a really long time and I kind of wish I didn't know. People should stop getting old!

The Igloo Oven said...

The unfortunate thing, even if the rocker can still rock on stage, the performance probably ain't as wild after the show with the groupies.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Radio: Just think of Glen in his hey day when you hear hem bellow. That's what I do.

Igloo: That's a performance I would not care to see.