I thought about making a list of my favorite bands.
But then I got stuck on the issue of Erase Errata.
I mean, they ARE one of my favorite bands, of course. But they're just not the same anymore.
They used to be a sort of experimental/art-punk band with somewhat political undertones.
But NOW their sound isn't as interesting and they're overtly political.
PAR EXAMPLE, this video from '02 (the year I first got into them when I saw them open for Bratmobile):
So, it's political, I suppose, that song (which is from the second album, not the first, which is more "artsy"), but it's not as explicit as it is in their newer stuff.
This song ("Tax Dollar") from their newer album:
And I have nothing against bands/music being political—I mean, I also really like Sonic Youth and Le Tigre and other bands—but I prefer somebody's "message" to be downplayed and the music to be upplayed(is that a word?).
Being political in your art or music or whatever definitely puts an expiration date and other limitations on who's going to be able to enjoy it.
Does that make sense at all?
(Besides I'm also rather cynical when it comes to politics.
Rarely will you hear me complain about/discuss "hot topics" and such.)
Okay, I'm just going to stop there.
I could go on and on.
I just had to get that off my breasts.
Did you see these photos I took?