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Stone Temple Pilots Weren't That Great. [Apr. 1st, 2007|01:53 am]
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[Special Music |STP - Sour Girl - for the Umpteenth Time in a Row]

As far as I remember them, they were thrown in that grunge deal in the early 1990s, but they never really claimed to be that genre a whole hell of a lot. They were mostly in it for the money, and as their songs go, I don't really remember much of them.

However, someone mentioned STP, and now I can't get "Sour Girl" out of my brain.

Dont turn away, what are you looking at?
He was so happy on the day that he met her
Say, what are you looking at?
I was a superman, the looks are deceiving

There was no reason for copying and pasting that set of lyrics. I just did it for kicks. There was no reason behind that set of lyrics. No matter what they said about that song, if they said anything at all, this song really means nothing. That fits STP, since most of their shit didn't seem to mean anything, either. And that's just fine, unless you were desperately looking for some kind of deep meaning, and they kept teasing you with shit that felt like it meant something but it really didn't.

There's meaning to what you write, and by you I mean anything I might of read that was typed by whoever you are. I actually try to grasp what that meaning is, and so therefore, if I don't get something, I usually admit my non-grasping state if that happens.

In turn, there's some sort of meaning to whatever I wrote, and if you're clueless, just ask.

One of my buddies is going to Wrestlemania 23 tomorrow. I haven't watched a 'professional wrestling' match in years. He doesn't much care for it anymore, either, but his relatives roped into some tickets, and he's going. We loved the shit out of WWF back in the day, but that's all fading for me as the years pass, too.

The other day, I was playing NBA 2k7, and one of my buddy's cousins rocked the shit out of me, hitting three-pointers with everyone on the team, and the game's settings weren't tweaked to make everyone a Jason Kapono. He played as the Spurs, and he just capped that last match by lighting 5-6 three balls in a row. I tried to defend and bother his shots, but they just kept going in for him. He has mastered the shot-stick, which is basically perfect timing on a pull-and-release move on an analog joystick. And then it hit me.

I've been alive and have probably played most every frigging home video game system ever frigging made. I was there, tapping that button and moving around that joystick on the Atari 2600. I was there, getting blisters on that rigid and rough 8-bit Nintendo keypad. I was there, capping scientists in the back of the head in Goldeneye on Nintendo 64 when I got bored with the game after I beat it on all levels of difficulty, only to maybe crack a book of Economics at 1 AM and then go in and get some sort of A on whatever was due the next day. I was fucking there for it all.

Even that's all fading for me.

Years are blending into each other. I remember things that happened and things in particular much better than dates. Maybe that's just because I'm a man. I have no idea.

If you had a bad day, then I hope you have a better one as soon as possible.

The rollercoaster rides a lonely one
I pay the ransom note to stop it from steaming
Hey, what are you looking at?
She was a teenage girl when she met me

We all bought tickets to something. Meaning? Yet again, it's what you make of it. Who cares if your memory fades? Enjoy the ride.

Happy April Fools, Fools.


[User Picture]From: pierce
2007-04-01 07:10 am (UTC)
Wrestlemania might be fun this year. having Trump in on it seems to have generated a load of publicity for the event.

STP was kind of a Perl Jam light. they had some good songs, and 'Purple' wasn't bad as that kind of record goes. they struck me as more of a rock band that somehow got piled in on the grunge movement at the time, though they were never close in talent to, say Nirvana. they took a lot of heat as i recall, some fair, some not so fair. their lead singer had a hell of a heroin habit too i remember hearing.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-01 07:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, the whole frontman drug thing pretty much finished the gift wrap on that band for the mind's rearview mirror. They aren't very active, or they're finished for good, I'm not sure.

Urge Overkill, I liked them at the time. Went to one of their last concerts before Blackie got pinched for drugs, and that was the end of that for them.

After Cobain died, every band was marketed like Nirvana. Silverchair was the 14-year-old Aussie? version of Nirvana. Bush was the British Nirvana. I'm sure Fiona Apple was the solo female vocal Nirvana. It was all supposed to be Nirvana, and that ended around the time that I can't remember, but I do remember MTV had some retarded VJ whose name was Jesse, and he looked like a glam and grunge combo, and around that time they started playing way too many TV shows instead of videos, and that was that for MTV.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-01 08:04 am (UTC)
I just checked allmusic.com's bio for them . . . according to that info dump, they aren't finished as a group, which is amazing because it stated that Weiland (frontman) spent a year in LA County jail related to the drug shit.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2007-04-01 08:05 am (UTC)
if they aren't done, they're in the home stretch.
the Stones, they ain't.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2007-04-01 08:10 am (UTC)
Hell yeah, you're right.

It reminds me of that shit with Van Halen and Roth. Never likely to happen, but not officially done.

That Metalocalypse show on Adult Swim was pretty neat to watch. These big rock bands and their big individual personas all went into that show. Pretty neat stuff.
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