Today’s Theme Music

The anti-folk music Beck came along around in nineteen ninety-three with ‘Loser’. I’ve always enjoyed its self-deprecatory sense of humor on display and a style I found laconic. I later learned – probably through Sarah and Vinnie on the radio – that this song’s lyrics arose when he was attempting to perform, and failed to get and keep the audience’s attention. “I’m a loser, baby, so why don’t you kill me?” Beyond that, I found the song’s words and tone reflected disgust about our consumer world and its hypocrisy.

That spoke to me.

 

 

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  1. You don’t hear much about him these days. Even all the intellectual and inverse snobs look at me like I’ve stepped in dog turd if I quote him.

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  2. Always liked this line: “And my time is a piece of wax fallin’ on a termite/Who’s chokin’ on the splinters” (That’s the only part of the song I can quote from memory alone, although I know the rest when I hear it.)

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