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The National’s New Album, Or That Time First Ave. Reminded Me That I’m Old.

28 Jun

Posted by: Alex

The National Album Cover

I realize that when I talk about music on this blog, I tend to focus my attention on current pop hits, and that’s because they are all so good and I love them. But a secret about me is that I actually do like and appreciate good music that isn’t on a Top 40 list. My friend C.j. has always so kindly referred to my taste in music as “crybaby cowboy music,” which is quite accurate. I don’t really have a way around hearing good music, as 90% of my friends are talented musicians and when you spend all of your 20’s going to their shows, you get to hear a lot of solid bands. You also listen to a lot of horrible nonsense, but that’s kind of fun too. Well, it’s fun when you’re new to legal drinking and being in a bar for a 21+ show is incredibly novel. You get to stay out late and drink PBR, or whatever shitty beer on tap is cheapest, with all of your friends. What could be more fun?? Since I never get out anymore, I now require that everything start very early, be of top notch quality, and I will spend a great deal of money to not drink PBR. A 6pm show that ends by 8pm and has a 2-for-1 special on a nice glass of pinot noir? Now that’s my idea of fun.

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