As Dennis Miller might say, I don't want to get off on a rant here but there were times growing up where music was used to exclude rather than include. I never understood the "fans" who accused bands of selling out once they signed to a big label or stopped being indie darlings. I never understood the "tortured" artist who hated fame but refused to stop making albums or give back the money earned from lucrative record contracts.
I didn't read "Catcher In The Rye" until last year but I now recognize the vast amount of "phonies" I interacted with throughout high school and college who would look down at my Top 40/Oldie listening habits. I felt like I had to apologize for liking songs that had melodies or lyrics I could understand and to which I could relate.
I also did not go through any real rebellious period in my teen years. I had parents and family that loved me and a core group of strong friends...some of whom are still in my life today.
Nirvana hit it big as I became an adult. College was almost over and I just could not understand the fascination with this band or its sound.
I interpreted today's assignment differently until I read The Squid's and Marc's choices for this day. I thought I had to find a song I liked from a band I normally hated. This is much easier.
About A Girl by Nirvana