September 17, 2020
Left-right power-pop tribute, "Aimee's Pod" (to the tune of "Stacy's Mom")
To round out the summer concert season here, one final tribute to the anti-woke left muse, Aimee Terese. It's written in the voice of an...
September 15, 2020
More on Tik Tok's uniquely non-parasocial nature (and blasting "Electric Love" in public to get young people in a flirty mood)
A little update on what songs have been well received when I'm blasting them out the car windows, now that we're in the restless war...
September 7, 2020
The geography of emo: Sun Belt anxiety vs. Rust Belt depression
As I explore the emo / scene / pop-punk genre, two major types stand out, each one tying into a different standard personality disorder. And...
September 5, 2020
The princess is back from the dead, again
Can we pretend To delete, and then We'll tweet again When both our alts go live * * * Lest anyone doubt the power of offerin...
September 3, 2020
"2005", Millennial quarter-life crisis / late 2000s nostalgia anthem (after Bowling for Soup's "1985")
To capture and speak to the not-so-young Millennials' nostalgia for the late 2000s, in contrast to the more bitter than sweet appraisal ...
August 31, 2020
Me Too era dead: "Call your crush" TikTok trend
A recent post looked at signs from TikTok trends that the Me Too era is indeed over, and with it the broader vulnerable phase of the 15-yea...
August 29, 2020
Aimee Terese pop punk tribute, "Girl All the Banned Guys Want" (Bowling For Soup parody)
Been awhile since I offered tribute to the muse, Aimee Terese. Lately I've been immersed in pop punk and power pop, so what better tune ...
August 27, 2020
Delayed party realignment and the new crises of 2020
Nothing fundamentally has changed in my assessment of the 2020 election and beyond, from the analysis I did mostly in 2018 and '19 (navi...
August 24, 2020
My Chemical Romance fans remain the most devout among emo worshipers, feeling saved by their god
Some bands have such die-hard fans that their music is nearly impossible to find in the second-hand market, and when it does show up, it com...
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