Tuesday, February 12, 2008
You Can't Be What You Were.
As Facebook will tell you, I've rediscovered Fugazi lately, after way too long a lay off. I'm especially into their much-maligned post-Instrument period. Say what you will about them mellowing, but there is no way in the world you will ever write a song as good as Cashout. Keep trying, though. Like Kurt Vonnegut says, what we respond to in art is the artist struggling against their limitations. And anyone struggling against their limitations to write Fugazi-esque songs has my utmost, unwavering, unequivocal support.