Monday, July 31, 2023

This Year: 2000

"This Year" is a series of weekly posts, each about one song from one year of my life. See the introduction for more.

For 2000, I have another song all about the sound. The lyrics might be about something, but I doubt it. They have a sound, a flow, an attitude, a punch - that's more than enough. It's probably about hipsters, with some level of self-mockery.

But what matters is how it hits you: this is a song that jumps in fast, hits you verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-done and runs away laughing.

I'm already spinning in my grave.

That's Authenticity, from Harvey Danger, a song that jumps in with both feet and launches itself directly at your ears.

It is authentic, it is the third degree. It's no such thing.

And it's yet another song that's great to turn up loud, and short enough (barely two and a half minutes) to repeat two or three times to soak in it.

What could be better than authenticity? What better way to end out a decade, a century, or a millennium?

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