Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Forgettable Music

As I was stuck at a stop light yesterday and angry at my useless radio stations, I rummaged for a cassette in my center car console and put in a tape of the Rose Chronicles (and yes, I still have a cassette player in my car). But for the life of me, I found no redeeming quality in this once appreciated music. I know my sister and I really liked it at some point in the past. But I don't know why. I think it may have been featured in an episode of Buffy once - maybe that's why we liked it. It is harsh vocals, juvenile and trying too hard - maybe an early indie trying to be emo. I don't know - but I don't like it now.

I usually have a fondness for the music of my past because of the association it brings up. I may not listen to that kind of music now, but I still can go back to it and be transported. But Rose Chronicles just transported me to a place of ick and "turn it off now".


Mil said...

I can't for the life of me even remember the music of this group. The name yes. Maybe we just liked the name. But I think the Getaway People still have redeeming qualities. Our musical tastes mature. and we realize the ones we groaned about that our parents listened to were really gems. Ya hear that mom?

Lindle said...

Yeah, I hear you, girl. When I hear the "oldies" on the radio, I even appreciate them more these days. They were truly genius (some of them) I mean, can you NOT appreciate Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers more now....?