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What the Hell Am I Doing Here?
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carte From: carte Date: January 20th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh I was nuts about Crass. I don't know why. I thought they were the only true punk band to have ever existed and would get in arguments over it. I think I still have a bit of nostalgia for them because I can listen to "Big A, Little A" without feeling the need to turn it off. Same with the Subhumans -- a prof said "zyklon B" the other day and all of a sudden I had that song stuck in my head, although I haven't actually listened to them since I was sixteen. I love the Pixies but have never been blown away by them; I listened to them mostly in high school but could never understand my friends' obsession. I think the band I get the most crap for is Joy Division. I have put so much effort toward getting at least my closest friends to appreciate them, but no, nothing. Actually, at that Radiohead show I went to in 2003 -- Thom Yorke was doing these little dance moves, and I swear he was ripping off Ian Curtis's seizure-dancing. (Of course, none of my friends believe that either!)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 20th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, man. I'm all about Joy Division. Of course, I guess that fixation is the equivalent of twenty-somethings being fixated on the Pixies. Maybe it's the music of our "tween" years that we are most likely to regard in that way, even if we discover it belatedly, as I did with Joy Division.

Your last entry was great, BTW. Had I been able to say that in a comment on it, I would have.
carte From: carte Date: January 20th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Joy Division has been a staple since my Crass years but somehow they lasted and well, Crass/Subhumans/Casualties didn't so much. I think what's really funny is that I am suddenly listening to the music I shunned during my "tween years," all of those bad jangly pop bands and one-hit wonders. Thank god high school self can't be here to judge present self!

And thanks! I'm glad to hear you appreciate my fandom. I honestly can't even remember why I started disabling comments a few years ago, by now I am just in the habit.
carte From: carte Date: January 20th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, I forgot to mention this ... one of my friends, as a going away present some years ago, gave me a Joy Division record from when they were still Warsaw. I think he found it somewhere in Germany. It sits in my record collection with an obscene amount of importance, and I haven't actually ever taken it out of its plastic sleeve.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 21st, 2008 06:35 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Awesome. I have a CD with those tracks on it, if you'd like them. Some familiar stuff and some sketchier numbers later abandoned. But full of energy.
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