When I was 18, my friends and I took a trip to Burbank. We roamed the city, ate hamburgers, and listened to a lot of “At The Drive-In.” The band later broke up so Omar Rodriguez Lopez could go batshit insane in northern Europe and make the album “Se Dice Bisonte, No Bufalo.” While there is a familiarity with “The Mars Volta,” not as many have heard the work of the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quintet (or whatever he’s calling it nowadays). Consider this your initiation:
This guy just fell off the wagon.
It’s a new year, which means a litany of individuals who are starting new diets, getting back into the gym, trying to upgrade their lifestyle and inevitably showing up on internet forums or blogs. They set out of the best of intentions, ready to never revert to a lifestyle that is an extension of their entire existence, and of course they fail. They have setbacks, they fall off the wagon, and really rip themselves a new one. They’re failures, terrible human beings, worthless, etc. What a load of bollocks. Read the rest of this entry »