Thursday, June 29, 2006

that band, the one with chris cornell and the Rage guitarist....

there's a hole in my brain right where the name of that band, the one with Chris Cornell from Soundgarden and the bald guitarist from Rage Against the Machine (the one that goes wicky-wicky-wick on his guitar in every song), would ordinarily go.

i liked a lot of Soundgarden's songs, they could write some pretty interesting minor chord progressions, and Chris can belt it out, but was not really much of a Rage fan, no axe to grind against them, just not a fan.

for reasons unconnected to that history, i'm just not a fan of that Band Whose Name I Cannot Recall. whenever i hear one of their songs, which are fairly prevalent over the radio, i feel lethargic and uninspired. i'm sure there's a lot of talent in the group, but the product of that talent in this case happens to be droning vanilla mush.

if the fate of the world depended on my being able to remember The Band's name, we would all be doomed.

someone might post a comment with The Band's name. i will read it, say 'oh yeah that's their name' just as i've done a thousand times when they say it on the radio, and then the name will drop into that black hole in my brain and be lost again. it is futile.

3 comments:

gene said...

audioslave. meh. I have thus commented and admitted that I am stalking you.

The Social Bobcat said...

there it is!.....and in a few minutes, there it goes!


thanks for your stalking, true believer; stay tuned for more exciting short-term memory lapse discussions.

Steven G. Harms said...

I believe your most important quote is:


...bald guitarist from Rage Against the Machine (the one that goes wicky-wicky-wick on his guitar in every song), would ordinarily go.


I'll give Tom Morello propz, this is an interesting innovaction, congratulations. Much like any other inventor, you deserve to make a certain profit for a certain time by the products of your intellectual or artistic innovation.

But come the fsck on and stop milking it ( even patents expire, yo ).

Lemme tell you, Eddie van Halen may have invented the "tapping" guitar technique, but he doesn't use it in every song and in some songs he uses it for an accent or a bridge, it's not the whole crux of the solo, in, as you say, every song.

And while I'm at it, I can't tell any Foo Fighters song from another since that one they did a la a mentos ad.

Rah rah rah rah rah rah rah
rah rah rah rah rah raaaah
Rah rah rah rah rah rah rah
rah rah rah rah rah raaaah