Post by dance of days on Oct 14, 2011 2:44:33 GMT -5
cosigned. i have it on tape! alien lanes is what got me hooked though. if i could just have written one of robert pollard's hundreds of brilliant little pop songs, i'd be patting myself on the back for a lifetime. yet he has like a billion albums full of them. dude is a hook-machine!!
I think sometime last summer I posted this on my Facebook and proclaimed it to be my favorite Sonic Youth song, which it is. I woke up to this email from the man that later would become my boyfriend:
fuck yeah I have your email address.
Dirty boots is my favorite sonic youth song. Which means I probably don't like sonic youth at all. No but wait! I really don't. That's the funny thing about it. I remember driving to portland with my old roommate and he was a big time sonic youth fan, he wore the chuck tailors and all, and goodness that was just emotional terrorism. I was like, "I thought we were friends," and he had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe I really don't understand, I thought. Maybe I don't understand at all.
But do you see how the (utmost) appreciation of dirty boots precludes the possibility of liking sonic youth? But isn't that just the greatest wank? Because sonic youth is the dirty boots of indie rock, and dirty boots is the dirty boots of sonic youth? Let's call the whole thing off.