Thursday, December 31, 2009

Year-end thoughts...

2009 seemed to be a year in which the '90s idea of "modern rock" began to enter its nostalgia phase. Limp Bizkit and Creed reunited, even though nobody really wanted them to (Bizkit couldn't give tickets away for a show in Las Vegas, and at least one promoter ended up selling deeply-discounted Creed tickets). Jimmy Eat World and the Get Up Kids, among other bands, did "10th-anniversary tours" for cult favorite albums. Billy Corgan and Courtney Love were more known for their tabloid exploits than any music they released.* Live, Oasis, and the Foo Fighters all took unspecified "hiatuses," and the Red Hot Chili Peppers appear to have joined them.

*Although seriously Billy, good on you for hooking up with Jessica Simpson. No idea how an Uncle Fester look-alike pulled that off, but good on you.

So, in the spirit of nostalgia that seems to always overtake things at the end of one decade and the start of another, I'll be doing a series of "From the Cutout Bin" posts. See you back here soon.