fitter, happier, more productive
September 29, 2008
I love Bono and all, but it’s over. For the last 20 years U2 has been my favorite band, right up there with REM and Nirvana. But for the last half decade or so, either I’ve been getting weirder, more depressed, and more cynical, or, um, I guess I don’t know what the other possibility is–except I don’t think I’m getting weirder, more depressed, and more cynical.
It’s like Jeff Goldblum says in The Fly, when Geena Davis says “You’re getting worse.”
He replies, rather emphatically, and through gunk encrusted fly-like features “No! I’m getting BETTER!”
I mean, I’ve liked Radiohead for years, I listen to them a lot, but my heart has always belonged to Bono and Michael Stipe. But no longer. Thom Yorke has won me over. At Elden’s house we were playing Rockband for the first time, and the only song I wanted to sing was “Creep.” (Although, before the song was half over, Kim put her drumsticks down and said “okay, just stop, I can’t listen to this anymore.”
And it’s not just this new stuff, In Rainbows. That’s great and all. But OK Computer has now bumped off Dark Side of the Moon as best album ever. And Exit Music (For a Film)–written for the ending credits of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet– has bumped off U2’s BAD as my favorite song ever.
Not sure how this happened. But I feel great about it. No regrets.
How do I love thee, Radiohead? I love it all.