This is why I’m not going to write an entry about Sonic Youth’s “Teen Age Riot,” the song that kicks off today’s playlist, consisting of twenty of that band’s best tracks:
1) The song was originally called “Rock and Roll for President,” which has me to thinking about this year’s presidential election and how stomach-turning and dispiriting the whole thing is. I don’t want to stew in negativity.
2) The song includes the lyric “He acts the hero, we paint a zero on his hand,” which has me to thinking about this year’s presidential election and how stomach-turning and dispiriting in particular one party and their candidate is. I don’t want to stew in negativity.
3) My HP Envy laptop, which you should not envy as it is more of a good idea for a computer than it is a good computer, is moving more slowly and freezing more than usual today, which is saying a lot, as this awful piece of machinery, that I hate with every fiber of my being, has not functioned well since the day I bought it two years ago. I don’t want to stew in negativity.
Just enjoy today’s Sonic Youth playlist as you celebrate the 58th birthday of one of its founding members, Thurston Moore.