It is funny how the farther away we get from the '80s the better it seems in retrospect, but I suppose that is true of everything, which should give you all hope: No matter how miserable today is—and today is indeed miserable, you are correct in feeling that way—if you somehow survive another 30 years you will look back on it as a time when you weren't as filled with sadness and desperation as you are now (and by now I mean "then," i.e. 30 years from today, when things are going to be so much worse). Anyway, the soundtrack to 30 years from now will feature the bands of the day making the crazy bloop-bleep-blip-drop sounds that are apparently so big in our world of this time, but they will feel different because they will be tinged with nostalgia—nostalgia for an era when life didn't seem so irredeemably awful. And that is what I'm trying to say: The life that seems so irredeemably awful right now will one day seem like a free trip to Disney World with all the heroin you can shoot because nothing ever gets better. So I guess enjoy the day? Anyway, Tegan and Sara take on the '80s. It could be worse. It will be.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013