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Songs for the Generation, other stuff

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They (they being the Rolling Stone, Filter, Spin and the like) always talk about “songs for a generation.” Like, “generation X” had “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or “Loser,” depending on who you ask. The baby boomers probably had something by Bob Dylan. Anyone who grew up in the 80s has “We’re Not Gonna Take It” or some other cheesy hair-metal song. I’m not really into things like that, trying to define a generation by a piece of work that one or two people did. I just don’t think it’s that simple. It should be songs to stereotype a generation, y’know? Well, despite that, I can’t help thinking that this should be my generations song that they’ll define us by or stereotype us by or whatever:

iGeneration by MC Lars

MC Lars is really goofy.

Here are the lyrics.

In other stuff,

Conor Oberst is releasing an album under his name instead of Bright Eyes, the first time since like 1998, I think. I’m not really sure why, maybe because Cassadaga sucked. But anyway, Oberst, who has declined so many offers from major record labels, choosing to stay on home town Saddle Creak, is releasing the album not on Saddle Creek or his own Team Love but on Merge Records. I wonder why?

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Written by Jacob Z

June 24, 2008 at 10:51 am

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  1. hmm I had something to say a second ago, but totally forgot about it.

    This article got me thinking though 🙂

    rippingcorpse

    June 24, 2008 at 1:22 pm

  2. That’s really odd about not releasing it on Saddle Creek. Weeeird.

    Marshall B

    June 24, 2008 at 2:53 pm

  3. I knoooooooow

    Jacob Z

    June 24, 2008 at 4:28 pm


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