As I was driving home, the play set for virtually the whole hour was pretty decent. It included Pearl Jam, Toadies, Nirvana, AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Weezer (Hashpipe), and some other songs. Of all the bands I named, though, one of the bands' songs was boring. If you guessed that it was Pearl Jam, you'd be right. They represent a band that actually sort of burned out and faded away at the same time. Ten was a great album, Vs. was pretty good, and beyond that I never really listened to another album by them. They played "Rockin' in the Free World" with Neil Young and then became droning hippie rockers much like him.
On the other hand, Nirvana still sounds as fresh, perhaps even more so, as they did when Kurt was still alive. There exists in Nirvana's music the dichotomy of the grunge movement - beauty and melody and rage and apathy. Somewhere underneath it all is the understanding that the world really doesn't give a fuck, so let's try to enjoy it and fuck with the people that aren't enjoying life.. but of course the message is mixed when the spokesman for the movement killed himself.
In short, I guess my teenage heros have basically either mostly burnt out or faded away.
A couple extra action items:
A) I need to get my car inspected sometime this month. Chances are somewhat poor that I'll do it during the week, although chances are usually pretty poor that I'll be roused enough to do it on Saturday, and most places probably don't offer that service on Sunday. So anyways, I need to do it at some point, either way.
B) I need to get a birthday present for Mom. At this point I'm pretty clueless as to what to get her, so I'm aiming for a card with some cash in it most likely. That will involve actually going in to a Hallmark store and getting a card, so that's something I need to do.