I remember when I was a young rebel, hanging out with my bohemian friends in the city centre of Canberra breathing in that irrepressible air of youthful immortality which reigned supreme. Oh yes, we thought we were the only ones in the world to be hip, careless, drunk, scribbling poems on serviettes, doped up on lsd, trying to rape each other- high on life (only to ask ourselves years later,’ did I really try to hump my best friend’?). Nobody but us knew the hippest music at the time. They didn’t ask us. We dragged our lazy arses around the grungy bars where alternative ‘seattle music’ was enveloping the music world. Anyone outside of our tight-knit group were aloof to everything we swung to, especially the music.
I wonder about the younger generations since then, starting their walks on the wild side. Since my barely coherent Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Soundgarden days of the early 90s I had lost touch with the scenes. Moved on, grown up, got married, become unborn again… .. Hip now is cooking for myself five days straight without ordering takeaway food and devouring the towns alcohol, staying on schedule with my Kundalini yoga classes and surviving musically on a strict Dylan diet and his eclectic offshoots.
I just receive these blog posts which purport to present the best music of the year and then I wake up! So these guys NOW walk through the middle of their town centre like I did twenty years ago. I must keep the respect going and keep my ticket to the hip crowd.
And without further or do, for those who want today’s music world from the less wrinkly, I recommend the following two sites:
BEST OF ALBUMS 2014 – ALL DYLAN http://alldylan.com/best-albums-2014-19-10/
Below are some excerpts from War on Drugs Lost in a Dream, Delines Colfax and still rockin’ Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke:
War on Drugs
Dolly Parton’s Blue Smoke
If you want to get extra cool on the greatest records of this year see the site:
Bob Dylan Wrote propaganda songs https://bobdylanwrotepropagandasongs.wordpress.com/