Monday, December 27, 2010
Tis the Season- Day 21-"My War" by Black Flag
Oh shit kids only five days of this crapola left, who to choose and what to do and what the fuck, once again it's a band i've been listening to for nearly 25 years, my beloved Black Flag, this song in particular is a sweetheart and i dedicate to all my ex-friends, not that i have any because much like Henry Rollins i'm fucking universally loved by all cuz i'm a righteous fucking cat, but then again i'm sure there are bars and apartments where i am not the most revered person around and to that i say so fucking what, yes i am a 40 yr. old man who still wears a Black Flag t-shirt, yes i still listen to this stuff a lot, yes i sport the same gear as Mr. Rollins when i clean the house in the summer, nothing beats answering the door all sweaty in nothing but a pair of gym shorts when the Jehovah's Witnesses show up and yes i'm one of those who think this band is highly under-rated, Greg Ginn is a sick fucking guitarist and has done some killer work, some of it in this band and some of it in others and while i'm no fan of Rollins shit poems, i do like his lyrics and the fact that he's a rather witty and erudite guy, though i can do without his spoken word shows and he's gotten a little soft in his old age i still like to hear what Henry's got to say every now and then, if you want to read a little background i suggest Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azzerad or the documentary American Hardcore, good stuff. And just think, in five days we'll return to our regularly scheduled program in all it's ridiculous self serving fucked up glory. or something like that.