As a teenager, I always hoped that despite my lack musical ability I would one day be offered the opportunity to guest program rage. On an old laptop at my ma's house, there are various playlists I'd typed up with my best friend because if I was guest programming rage it was going to be with her in our non-existent, super famous band. I wanted this to happen so badly that I even thought about how I would introduce that clip that inspired me or influenced me. I didn't seem to want it badly enough to pick up a guitar and actually start a band though.
This morning, despite my lack of cycling ability (and my sometimes questionable music taste) the good folk at The New Timer have asked me to guest program what has been previously referred to as the least popular regular post on the blog, La Musique Mercredi. Thanks guys, way to make dreams come true! Here goes.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw this band live and they blew my tiny mind. Their record has been on repeat pretty much ever since.
Let's face it, aside from Portlandia I am such a Carrie Brownstein fangirl that I think pretty much anything she touches is gold. Even this late Sleater-Kinney track from their last record.
So much excellent music came out around this time. For a while there, every single house party I went to the next song would come on the stereo. The chorus would come around and people in the middle of conversations would just yell along, then go back to whatever they were talking about. It's also an excellent song to jump around your lounge room to so if no one is home, you should totally turn it up.
Yep, that's them playing at a pool. Nice red shorts huh? I bet that sunburn tickled the next day! Here is another song that I recommend jumping around the lounge room to.
And I'm going to wrap this up with a Minor Threat clip. Holy shit Minor Threat rule! Sometimes I feel like I totally should have gotten a Minor Threat tattoo instead of my Black Flag bars. Can I have both? I don't know. Here's a cover, and like some youtube troll said "This distortion is a fucken eargasm."
I couldn't have said it better myself, youtube troll.