My new tag

>> Friday, May 28, 2010

In a rant the other day, I decided I needed a new tag for that kind of thing: "I know that this is vitriol But I feel better having screamed." For those wondering, it's a great R.E.M. line from a great little song they did about Ronald Reagan back in 1992 that just seems to sum up a helluva lot even now--

I'm just profoundly frustrated by all this. So, fuck you, man (fuck 'em)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ignoreland. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Ignoreland
If they wasn't there we would have created them. Maybe, it's true,
But I'm resentful all the same. Someone's got to take the blame
I know that this is vitriol. No solution, spleen venting,
But I feel better having screamed. Don't you?

--I mean, I think there's something phenomenal about a songwriter conceding that his whole tune is just a rant that doesn't fix anything, but dammit, he sure feels a little better getting it off his chest and he hopes you're with him.

I am, Michael. Thanks, man.

Somewhere on my personal "Top-10 R.E.M. Songs" list (I just haven't decided where) "Ignoreland":


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