miércoles, febrero 07, 2007

Beers, Steers and Queers

I'm sorry *he lied, laughing into his silk handkerchief* but Beers, Steers and Queers is funny. It's a song, a very good song, it's funny, and any band with a name like 'The Revolting Cocks' gets a listening to from El Goth just out of plain curiosity. Bugger me backwards with a pitchfork (phrase, not a suggestion) if it didn't turn out to be damn good. I listened, reminisced, thought about when I first heard the track and what I was doing at the time - ROFL.

El Goth is a huge fan of music, not in a huge, I'm a fat bastard sort of way, but in a huge, it's my main hobby, past-time, love sort of way. So I got introduced to this 'side project' of The Ministry. (Note to Benny: this did NOT happen yesterday, but about 15 years ago). It samples phrases from Deliverance, has a kick-ass beat, and generally rocks. Anyone who can also have a side project called '1000 Homo DJ's' in this cotton woolled, politically incorrect, fucked up society deserves respect.

So why bring it up now? Because it wriggled it's way into my ears via my muppet-3, which is set to "random", yesterday. Wonderful thing technology. You can revisit music you'd forgotten about without squatting on the floor, pissed/stoned as a fart, at someone elses house at 3am going through their record collection. "oooo, you actually listen to Genesis dude - aren't they all dead or something?". Then, 5 minutes later say something along the lines of "NO FUCKING WAY" as you discover some gem lodged in between the Wishbone Ash or Rush shite.

Oh the good old days *sighs in a nostalgic but slightly wistful way*.

Retrospectingly (big word which roughly translates to arse about face) I started to worry about the state of music - the manufactured corporate bullshit that was being forced upon me, when suddenly I realised I was just looking where "they" told me to. Quick 'about turn', off to the record store and shifty delve into the section "they" didn't want me to hear. HOORAY. The "suits" were not winning the war after all - music still rocked. To quote My Chemical Romance - "No, you're never gonna get me". I was reborn - a born again rock-head.

Music is my elixir, my eternal spring of youth. It's an endless source of inspiration in times of desperation. I could cite so many examples of where it has helped me - e.g. from being hugely depressed and listening to The Cure's 'Prayers for Rain' and thinking "Fucking hell, he's even sadder than I am" and immediately feeling better about myself. Getting busted by the Gestapo...sorry, Gendarme in France whilst listening to Rage Against the Machine shout 'Fuck you I won't do what you tell me' thinking "ha, listen to that if you can motherfucker". Being curled up in a foetal position in the dark listening to REM's 'Perfect Circle' after being scarred in a relationship to hearing the opening riff of AC/DC's 'Back in Black' before departing on another Fridays - Highway to Hell.

I don't give a badger's scrotum as to what you listen to, but DO NOT take in the crap that is forced upon you. To paraphrase another favourite band of mine, Public Enemy - 'Don't Believe The Shite'. If you seek, you shall find - or some other pontificating bollocks. The point being, the music is there. It lives, it breathes, it fucking rocks. If you don't believe me....I don't care. "A pox upon you Sir".

I will leave you with a quote from the Revolting Cocks - "Come on city-slicker, squeal like a pig" *shudders at the very thought*

a luego,
S

18 comentarios:

Drama Queen dijo...

And not one mention of appearing on my site for a day. . .

Anyway, I know my music too! I might seem all sweetness and light but I'm actually well educated in this area. Would have to be to attract Boyfriend who was in his own fairly well respected and heard of rock band for a few years. Following that he opened his own recording studio in Edinburgh and helped launch a few bands into their success. Music is his first love, I think this whole car company / Brussels thing might be a phase.

I think you’d like his CDs, I might email your for your address if you’d be interested?

I would have made an excellent groupie but I didn’t know him then :-(

SpanishGoth dijo...

I'm sorry my love - didn't think you were that insecure ;-)

Will change it NOW

As for music, just my ramblings whilst sat on the train this morning. Will definitely listen to CD's - no need to post, can hand them over in person if you like (can have my address if you want, but is it just because you want your bra back? :-)))))))

When you, BF, Mariposa and I finally get together for a meal we can discuss it.

Never really interested in groupies - far too easy I'm afraid. Could tell you some interesting tales about them though.....

Tippler dijo...

Yeah me too. Back in my rock band days...

But the most bizarre groupies I ever saw were for a bloody tribute band.

I kid you not, 'Fake That' came to a bar in York and the Take That lookie-likies actually had a queue of tarts outside the dressing room door.

They played two sets and shagged the lot of 'em. Well done, fellas, and nice work if you can get it.

The most popular one appeared to be the Jason Orange clone. Tasteless bunch, York chicks...

Drama Queen dijo...

I was kidding re mentioning your guest slot. . .I am not into self adoration, much.

Yes I think we should get together soon.

MKWM dijo...

How can you possibly 'take in the crap that is forced upon you'? I just can't listen to something I don't like, how could someone force me to like it?!

Tippler has known rock band days? Really?

SpanishGoth dijo...

MK - It's not about listening to the crap that is forced upon you as much as searching for the excellent music that exists out there that is not as well publicised.

And you didn't know T-Meister was band handy? Shame on you. Next you'll be not knowing that I play the cello, the violin, the flute, the piano and the guitar....

DQ -> You can still be my groupie

T -> been there, done that - in York, even easier in Selby NFS ;-)

Tippler dijo...

Selby girls?

'Kin ell. Not without Kevlar, thanks...

SpanishGoth dijo...

NFS - Normal For Selby ;-)

Shaz dijo...

Thank you for your comment on GGGrrr but I can't publish as I've deleted the post. I've rectified my problem but not after much panic, sobbing, hair pulling & teeth grinding. Now I have the said widget thingy for Wordless Wednesday I bet noone links on it!!!

I loved your post on DQ so if you don't mind I'll link here & have a good old nosey round in your cupboards x x

SpanishGoth dijo...

No problemo my dear. It was only a little help on the HTML thing. To be honest, I don't bother (it's actually my day job working with puters) so I let the mind do the rambling rather than the fingers - very un-male like I know.

Feel free to go wherever you want round here. Once I've published, it's in the public domain.

Welcome and if I make you smile, even once, my work is complete

*stands aside and bows*

Teeny dijo...

I watched Kerrang's greatest hits or top ten favourites or some such nonsense the other night - they had Smells Like Teen Spirit at no 7 (7!), Greenday at 6 (although NOT American Idiot for once, Basket Case from Dookie made a nice change) and the rest was a load of emo guff from the US. Oh, and Slipknot. Which I just DO NOT GET. I was v disappointed.

Also 'bugger me backwards with a pitchfork' = genius.

SpanishGoth dijo...

OMG - so bloody jealous. I used to get Kerrang years ago, nearest I got recently was UK Rock on MTV Espagna.

Basket Case - top song...Do you have the time, to listen to me whine? etc.

Top 10 - *hmm - stokes his chin and ponders* may have to do an extra post today....maybe *wanders off, quill and parchment in hand*

MKWM dijo...

I see... it's about searching for the excellent music that exists out there that is not as well publicised, absolutely right. Hopefully, you will help us here, we await your top 10.

Shame on me, perhaps, but how could I know if I was not told? As for you, all you ever mentioned was the guitar. I also like the other instruments you play very much. Unfortunately, I don't play any but... at least I'll sing tonight!

Going Through a Tough Time dijo...

Saint Jimmy and basket case..crackin! though i was told by my father-in-law recently that i really should be listening to radio 2 by now.

Going Through a Tough Time dijo...

and did i mention i can sing...granted it's mainly at the local with a karaoke machine behind me after several vodka's but my hearts really in it! (my dad still has a rock band at the age of 59 and can be found,electric guitar in hand, in many of the city bars in Edinburgh so blame him for my dellusions)

SpanishGoth dijo...

It's never a delusion to want to make people feel good emotions through the love of music. Wouldn't really fancy doing the pub scene again though. Would seem a bit, not cheap, but not quite the same having had my own dressing room...

Going Through a Tough Time dijo...

bless him he still thinks he'll make it one day.maybe he will and prove us all wrong.

SpanishGoth dijo...

There still time yet *chuckles and nearly knocks his horlicks over*. Just you wait till I get my new zimmer frame - then I'll ROCK ;-)