I can't stand rap. I hate all of these kids trying to be gangsters. There are a bunch in my school, as rap music is very popular around here. They
don't care about even trying in school or anything. I can't wait until they're pumping my gas so I can throw it in their face. So I can laugh at
them for throwing their lives away.
"Oops! You got pregnant when you were 17 and married the guy because you "loved" him and he "loved" you! O what's that? He left you? Why am I
not surprised?! What's that? You're 23, dirt poor, have a kid, you're single, you don't have a High School diploma and you live with your mother?
Eminem is the only rapper I find tolerable, and that's because he has better things to rap about than his bitches, hos and sex, money and drugs...
but that's only sometimes.
I like my emo. The Starting Line is the best band ever... that's probably because they haven't experienced a blink-182 style decrease in quality...
yet. Dude Ranch was definitely their high point, with a gradual decrease ensuing with Enema of the State. I have to admit it, though, I find "Give Me
One Good Reason" on Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
to be absolute bliss when the bridge kicks in. Still, it doesn't compare to Dude Ranch,
and neither does their new album. That's just my opinion...
As much as I hope it doesn't happen to the Starting Line, I know it's probably going to. I guess all a fan can do is sit around, wait for them to
blow up, get their 15 minutes, cool down, and then I can stay a fan. I really think that TSL is the best band in the world (that I have listened to
anyway) and it bugs me to hear the main riff from "Best of Me" played as background music on TRL, while the host talks about random things that no
one with half a brain cares about.
I was flipping through the channels the other day, and I saw Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" video on "Pre-RL", which is apparently a segment of TRL
where they play a song from a band to see how people react to it. To see if it... sells. I like the song, but I don't care to let MTV know about it.
The last thing I want is for one of my favorite bands to become "the next big thing" and then burnout. At least blink-182 is fading away...
[Edited on 2/28/2004 by CarrierAnomaly]