Tuesday, April 21, 2009

No Connection To Myself

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Trying to catch up on Heroes, only four episodes behind now. Pretty good. Still not as good as the first season, of course, but not bad. Enjoying Hiro with the baby.
    • 24 continues to be very strong this season. Sure, the last episode or two have been more or less filler to set up the big final battle between Jack and Tony, but they've been entertaining.
    • I'm sleeping on the NHL and NBA playoffs. Haven't watched a second of either, even the Caps. Still early, but I need to start spending more time with Kobe and LeBron soon.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • I have a lot of pet peeves. Stupid people who don't know they're stupid, people who lie to themselves, people who sport the Confederate flag for "heritage", and many more. But nothing's worse than someone without a sense of humor, right? You can't possibly even say one word to someone like that.
  • Overrated/Underrated
    • I'm all about absolute statements and I'm all about judging. So here you go, and please feel free to agree or disagree or chime in with your own thoughts. The most underrated rock song of the 1990s was "Zero" by the Smashing Pumpkins. The most overrated rock song of the 1990s was "Lightning Crashes" by Live.


Marissa said...

Lightning Crashes isn't even the best song on that album.

Anonymous said...

Some more overrated rock songs of the 90s:

1. "Everybody Hurts" by REM. Trite. Probably my least favorite song on the album.
2. "1979" by Smashing Pumpkins.
3. "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small Town" by Pearl Jam. They have a bad tendency to get preachy, and this attempt to get inside the head of a middle-american has never rung true with me.
4. "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden. They have much better songs than this.
5. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. Ditto.

Also, anything by Matchbox 20.

Underrated is harder, without sinking into "look at all the obscure music I know" territory. Trying to stick with some more well-known artists, I'd throw "No Shelter" by Rage Against the Machine out there. I think it's one of their best songs, but it's all but forgotten (probably because it was on the Godzilla soundtrack).