That’s what genius looks like. It leaves me speechless (a) that someone got it and was able to articulate it because frankly when some thing or trend is so retarded, I can’t usually do anything but watch my head explode and (b) that the parody was so spot-on. It’s like watching the latest episode of 30 Rock where the girl sings and it’s that irritating “everything sparse and distorted/weird is awesome and profound and this indie generation is so much smarter and post-cynical=pseudo-confident-in-their-intellectual-equality than any before it” sound? Sweet Jesus. Tina Fey is my mirror into my own future.
Which reminds me: I keep forgetting to warn you that the backlash? The post-indie era? Yeah, pop is going to sound meaningful again. Once we’ve wrung every drip out of that whole cooler-than-thou towel, we’ll once again be able to remember that taste is subjective. And even when it’s not, …well, it’s better than the whole youth world claiming to be unique while wearing the same pair of skinny pants. PS If you’d be born earlier enough in the 80s to have class pictures (buried somewhere) wearing …any of that garb… you’d stop being So Fresh.
I may have digressed.