Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

No Alternative… TO DEATH

You know what's old? You, the works of art and culture that were once such important signifiers of who you thought you were and what story you wanted to tell the world about yourself, all the promise and potential that portended so many possible futures for your life, the heartbreaking realization that where you are now is about as good as it's going to get and the sneaking suspicion that everyone around you knows how you mask the pathetic realities of your failure to meet even the most attainable goals you once set for yourself but they are too polite to say anything because it's all just too awkward to mention. Those things are all old. But also this record. This record is old.

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hershmire (#233,671)

I'll take "Things I Shouldn't Read Seconds Before Getting Yet Another Job Rejection E-mail" for $400, Alex.

jolie (#16)

No Alternative was one of the very, very few CDs I held onto when the time came to admit that my Case Logic's life, and the lives of its contents, had come to an end. I just couldn't let it go. And you know, I'm okay with that.

@jolie I came across it recently during a CD purge as well. It made the cut, no questions asked. Along with, you know, Body Count and the Repo Man soundtrack.

American Music Club! Yes. Now excuse me while I lose myself down a Mark Eitzel Spotify wormhole.

@Clarence Rosario I Broke My Promise! Oh, man…I forgot how amazing this song is…

Multiphasic (#411)

Whoa. It's not called "Verse Chorus Verse"? Does even the very fact that I don't know that mean I'm old?

Listen. If that is the record that defined your sense of hope and drive in your youth, it isn't particularly surprising you would feel the need to be so incredibly rude and presumptuous about others. Call yourself old if you'd like, but don't depress the fuck out of the rest of us. The world is tentative enough without you. I much prefer your co-editor. Now smile and write something nice for a change. By the way, that I Don't Know How song you listened to for thirty minutes straight is awful and repetitive. I think I see a pattern, and so not all things change with age!

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