I’ve realized that I’m painfully out of the loop when it comes to music. Since I don’t drive regularly anymore, I don’t get daily radio exposure (not that the same 5 songs aren’t played on all Clear Channel stations anyway, but you know). I listen to the same things that have been on my ipod since, oh, 2008 probably? Literally the discography of Britney Spears spliced with grunge. 

All this is to say that nope, not into this weird fiddle/banjo/upbeat/indie-gone mainstream thing that’s all over now. Mumford, FUN, whatever else that sounds like it was made for the purpose of advertising or a movie trailer…nah. Not for me. I have no shade for anyone who does enjoy it, you do you, but where has all the angst gone?! I miss you, minor chords. I’d be totally fine if music stopped being made after like 2000. Probably. 

If you need me I’ll be in the corner listening to the Empire Records soundtrack on loop. 

I’m looking for more band blogs to follow so if you post any of these like/reblog this and I’ll check out your blog.
Neck Deep
Real Friends
Brand New
Dance Gavin Dance
The Hotelier
Title Fight
Balance and Composure
Blink 182
Circa Survive
The Front Bottoms
La Dispute
Norma Jean
Joyce Manor
Touche Amore
And whatever other bands are super awesome. Sorry for the long post.

The theologians seem to have recognized a special, nonrational–I wouldn’t call it irrational– aspect of the feeling of sacred or holy. They call it `numinous.’ The term was first used by… let’s see… somebody named Rudolph Otto in a 1923 book, The Idea of the Holy. He believed that humans were predisposed to detect and revere the numinous. He called it the misterium tremendum. Even my Latin is good enough for that. In the presence of the misterium tremendum, people feel utterly insignificant but, if I read this
right, not personally alienated. He thought of the numinous as a thing `wholly other,’ and the human response to it as `absolute astonishment.’ Now, if that’s what religious people talk about when they use words like sacred or holy, I’m with them. I felt something like that just in listening for a signal, never mind in actually receiving it. I think all of science elicits that sense of awe.
—  “Numinous" Carl Sagan, Contact