Saturday, August 07, 2010
3 Chords & the Truth: We all sprawl
It's the scene of the crime.
It's the place we longed for -- the place to get away from it all. The place to be an individual just like the Joneses, with whom we must keep up.
It's the adjustable-rate American Dream, the one where we lose ourselves as we lose our way, and the neighbors can't help because -- frankly -- we don't know them all that well.
It's the hour commute of our discontent. It's where we come to know poverty can be more than a lack of disposable income. It's where we have everything and have nothing.
It's a way of life we're finding we no longer can afford, fueled by resources we're running out of.
It's Suburbia . . . and we're taking a musical look at it this week on 3 Chords & the Truth, just in time for the release of Arcade Fire's excellent new album, The Suburbs.
What does it all mean? Well, it depends.
Download the Big Show, put on your musical thinking cap and see whether you can sort it all out. Or just turn off your brain and rock out -- it's totally up to you.
LET'S SEE . . . what else we got going on on this edition of 3 Chords & the Truth? Well, lots, actually.
We go under the covers, and you can use your imagine to decide what that's all about, because I ain't giving it away here. You'll have to listen to be sure.
And . . . what else? Let's see, we also go all the way back to 1949 to see what was on the radio back then, as we look for the roots of rock 'n' roll in there somewhere.
Sound like fun? Yeah? Then what are you waiting for? It's up there on the audio player, and it's here, too.
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.