Maybe There Can be an Orchestra of Acoustic Guitar-Wielding Old Men

I know you’re not coming here for positive reinforcement, or positivity in general. Or anything on par with “optimism.” So I’m just gonna come right out and say it.

I fucking HATE The Eagles.

Like, I don’t actively care about who’s better between the Beatles and the Stones, although I recognize their intrinsic value to pop/musical culture. And, seriously, I put Elvis on about the same level as Avril Lavigne. Sure, the “artists” I rail about incessantly (e.g., Blues Traveler, Jimmy Buffett) are as bad or worse, but The Eagles are OMNIPRESENT. If I have to listen to the radio, they’re bound to pop up anywhere.* The “classic rock” station. The “adult contemporary” station. And it’s always the LIVE version of “Hotel California,” too. Oooooh, so all 14 of you old fuckers sat around with acoustic guitars in front of an audience and that makes it UPDATED?

The tipping point was when I was just at CVS picking up Father’s Day cards. And there was a muzak version of “Hotel California.” Which was an improvement.

* I’m now defaulting to our college station . . . even when Mia’s in the car. Because there’s not a station on the dial that hasn’t been INFECTED with country music. It’s insidious.

Posted by Scott-san on 06/15 at 12:59 PM
  1. Try 96.1, the “urban” station. A seriously diverse mix of old and new soul, r&b, andk funk.

    Posted by  on  06/15  at  01:27 PM
  2. so much anger.
    i love it.
    welcome to the dark side.
    it may not be better here,
    but we’re never disappointed.
    except, uhm, when stupid kids
    break our death star.

    Posted by patricia  on  06/15  at  03:00 PM
  3. I think you can probably guess where I stand on this.

    Posted by Erin  on  06/18  at  11:00 AM
  4. For a minute there I thought you were talking about football. And I’m not ready for more football yet, so I’m glad it was a music post instead.

    Posted by  on  06/18  at  01:09 PM

    Posted by briantologist  on  06/23  at  10:04 AM
  6. Seriously, the way people fucking treated it like the second coming when the motherfucking Eagles dropped a motherfucking reunion album back in yon ‘90s further cemented my faith in the idea that the world is a far worse place than even I had previously thought possible.

    Posted by briantologist  on  06/23  at  10:07 AM
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