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CD-a-Day: Parentheses (Make Things Seem More Important) Edition

Chevelle: This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)

More of the same by Chevelle, which I'm OK with. They seem to have gotten their harmonies down by now, and hooks are a bit more clever. Opening track "The Clincher" is a winner, and secures my ears for the duration.

I am getting done with them by now. Short doses is fine, but the CD's do all sound the same. I realize that I probably couldn't tell you what song went with what album at this point, apart from the stuff off the first album, and that's because of the specific production choices.

I wonder if Hard Rock isn't dead? I mean, these kids pounding away are nice boys, by the look of it. Clean cut, handsome. This stuff is fun, but safe, I guess. But is that so bad?

*****

I saw a video today which was a faux gangsta'-rap tune about being a dad. It made a joke out of caring for your kids and wearing khaki's and being out-of-shape and emotional. (Well, I don't blame them about the khaki's. (They're terrible)) It was put out by some church, and the more I think about it, the more I think it's insulting. Instead of encouraging, which I hope was the intent, it makes men who choose to be fathers out to be weak and uncool. (((It's the exact opposite of the other thing I can't stand, which is macho arrogance.))) It was like those "Swagger Wagon" commercials, preying on the fears of the middle aged afraid of losing youthful rebellion, and defining exactly what that looks like. And it looks like sitting around, watching TV to define you. And liking what people tell you to like; faux gangsta'-rap, perhaps. Or this? Or what?!
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