Sunday, October 15, 2006
On Brain Farts of the Past

This is the old Incubus that I miss. I love these videos because it shows that they were great even if they didn't have the best sound system or equipment in the world back then. As raw as they were, they still kicked ass. This was before they struck a chord with the mainstream, before "Drive" or "Pardon me" (don't get me wrong, I love both songs).

Not that I don't dig their new stuff, but there was something about the older songs not too long ago. Call it snobbery but I liked it when the people listened to them because they played good music, and not because Brandon was hot. Maybe he shouldn't have chopped off his dreads, so the screaming hordes of lusty females would focus on the music...and not his looks. I miss the time when no one knew who the hell Incubus was. I miss their funky, tripped-out, psychedelic shit that didn't sound like anything else then...or now for that matter. Yes yes, people move on to different things and they would just be stale and stagnant if they didn't evolve. You can't expect people to stay the same forever, I know I know. But still.

Personally though, it was during these years when I still had a lot of growing up to do. Looking back now, it was a swell time really. I was a lot thinner and had a car to get around if I wanted to. Not that I went out that much, but even so. Does that make any sense at all???

God, has it been 9 years already?



Anonymous said...

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