Quotation Of The Day: Martin Myers -- I'm a terrible cook. I turn perfectly good food into poison. I have many recipes. I can prepare a meal to give you heartburn, nervous indigestion, a gall bladder attack, colitis, ulcers, hyperacidity, gas, cramps, nausea, anything you like.
I just bought the new album by Rise Against, "Endgame." (www.riseagainst.com)
The radio station i listen to every morning (www.therock.fm) has their song "Make It Stop (September's Children)" in heavy rotation these days -- an angry, nay furious rant on the subject of high school bullying and its consequences and it blows me away. Here's the video:
The first few times i heard it, i didn't know it was Rise Against, of whom i'd never heard before. I thought it was DeFault -- the vocalist, Tim McIlrath, sound pretty similar to DeFault's singer Dallas Smith.
This is angry music, folks. But it's also powerful post-grunge activism, and the album may well show up on my "best of 2011" list.