October 23, 2008

My problem with Pavement.

In junior high, I stupidly joined BMG Music Club to get like 1 million CDs for the price of 7…or something. This literally was the only reason I had any CDs at all during the formative years of my life. Highlights include: The Cardigans (Which I bought because I thought they were The Cranberries), Brandy, Bush and…a gem called School House Rocks, which featured bands I’d never heard of doing covers of the “Schoolhouse Rock” songs.

I know that as any kind of indie rock person, I need to love Pavement. But every song I ever hear by them – and Stephen Malkmus solo – just makes me think of this. See, watch:

It’s a problem.