October 06, 2006

Rock and Roll

When I was young, like really young because in truth I am pretty young right now. Anyway, as I was saying, when I was young, as in back in the day, I had friends that were really into rock and rock, and being the naive, good boy christian, I scoffed at that stuff.

That stuff was beneath me. I mean, you have to remember I was a good kid, a model son, the kind that all the parents at church would sigh when they looked at me, wishing their kid had turned out like me. I think for that reason a lot of kids must have resented me, probably often getting the ol' "Why can't you be like Brian" speech. In retrospect, that might explain why I was excluded whenever all the kids were off doing some mischievious deed and I was left alone to do my own thing.

I guess that also explains why when I watch the people on Rockstar do covers on these songs, they all sound new to me, even though they are, in fact, classics.

Now when I look back on those days, I realize that I missed out on a whole lot of good rock and roll. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Van Halen, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Cream, (okay, maybe that was before my time, but) the point is -- I missed out on all this great music while I was busy being a good boy and making my parents proud. And now, going back on that, it is really pure gold that I missed out on, musically these songs sound fantastic, and lyrically, they are meaningful and poetic. At least, unlike the crap you hear these days.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's funny...i was like that too...knew nothing of rock and didn't appreciate it actually until this summer just watching 'rockstar supernova', and heard the 'classics' being sung; lol.

CC

b.p. said...

that is funny. i used to think the same way about "magic: the gathering"...now, i'm not sure what to think because where does the "occult" come in?

Michelle said...

I didn't get much into rock until recently either...John somehow changed my mind about it.
I was always a country music girl...then I got bored of it for like a decade, and just put in an old c.d. the other day...wow, what a rush of memories...anywho, totally off topic! lol
I really need to watch this rockstar show, keep hearing it's better than C.I...
I hope all is well with you, Brian. Good to read you again.

Element B said...

See comment below on 'Amazing guitar'.