Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Kurt Cobain is Rickrolling in His Grave

I asked Facebook for suggestions on what to write about.

They demanded that I write about this.

No, I'm not going to write anything more until you watch the link, okay?

Seriously, go watch it. I'll wait . . .

. . .



1. The fact that this was done disturbs me. The fact that it melds together so seemless disturbs me more. Are two items more incongruous? Does this make Cobain and Nirvana hacks, building their chord structures and whatnot on such a simple, common platform that it can be welded upon anything. And, as you can see, I do mean ANYTHING?

What does that say? How would Einstein work this video mashup into his theory of general relativity?

I'm shaken.

2. I was not the most knowledgeable Nirvana fan and I don't appreciate all of their songs. In fact, other than "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I guess I like "All Apologies" and "Heart-Shaped Box" the most. There may be a few others, but I'm not going to rack my brains to figure it all out right now. And truth be told, I liked the Unplugged Nirvana more than the grungy version. But I liked to headbang to "Teen Spirit" as much as the next guy back in college.

3. Does Mr. Astley have any chance in hell in enticing the cheerleader in the video? Of course not! It is much more likely that the janitor with the mop and bucket will go home with Team Anarchy. Astley is much more likely to be mobbed by the frenzied crowd in the gym and have his spotless white trench ripped off his pasty body. And if Astley himself only managed to escape with a few bangs on the head from Cobain's guitar . . . he should consider himself lucky.

4. Why did I like Nirvana? They were a bit too intense to match up with the majority of my musical history. But there was an undeniably visceral appeal to them that spoke to a bit of the college me. Maybe it was because I was letting my emotions free from the pent-up, more repressed me of my previous High School life. Certainly Lynda helped me relax a bit in many internal ways and gave me outward confidence that I had not had before--but don't misunderstand. She can tell you that I was still uptight in a lot of ways.

Maybe I was simply more open to this music more then.

Anyway, that's my entry for tonight. Thanks for the suggestion Friendly Stranger!

I'll have to try this method again. It certainly adds an interesting element of randomness to my sputtering blogging patterns.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, you are a scholar and a gentleman.
Thank you, David, thank you.