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Thank God we have a Bad Religion

bad_religionThere are musicians you like for their songwriting. there are others you prefer for their lyrics. You can love the way a band perform during a live show, or you can appreciate their political o cultural view, how they explain their ideas and their commitment in a interview. If you’re a lucky guy, all these features can be combined in only one artist: I am that lucky, because my favorite rock band are Bad Religion, and I love their music, I love their lyrics, I like their political commitment and  I love…(well, I dont’love Greg Graffin, not in a literal way, ehm… I don’t go so far) and I like Greg Graffin and his search for the Truth trough science and naturalism, although I am a catholic believer. In my humble opinion Bad Religion are simply the best rock band ever, an finally I can say I love their live performances too, since I was present to their concert wednesday  the 19th june 2013 in Bologna.

For those who care, this was their set list, but actually I’m not sure of it (to tell the true I copied and pasted that from here) because I was completely taken from their breathless sound. There were almost no pause in the traditional punk rock and hardcore style, no need for long speech since their songs are enough to tell their thoughts, only people happy to live one our and a half with a great band and the emotions they can raise.

Past Is Dead
We’re Only Gonna Die
New Dark Ages
True North
I Want to Conquer the World
21st Century (Digital Boy)
!@#$%^&* You
Sinister Rouge
Dharma and the Bomb
Recipe for Hate
Nothing to Dismay
Do What You Want
No Direction
Beyond Electric Dreams
Come Join Us
Changing Tide
Against the Grain
No Control
American Jesus
!@#$%^&* Armageddon… This Is Hell
Dept. of False Hope –

Of course this is not a review, I not able to judge how the played (come on, they did it greatly, no doubt about it!) , if their set list was proper (well, actually I waited for Punk Rock Song and I was quite disappointed thet didn’t played it….), if the organization was  good or not. This is not what this post is about; this post is just a thanks to what Bad Religion are, the music they played and the emotions I feel every time I put one of their cd on.
If there were a secular, good religion, Greg Graffin would be its prophet.

For those who still don’t know Bad Religion; you’re really lucky, because you got the opportunity to discover what the rock is and how deep it can affect your life. Go find some Bad Religion record, now!


Musichette e libert

Mi piace molto l’ultimo brano di Moby, Lift me up, ha un bel ritmo e delle soronità pop eleganti che mi fanno pensare ai migliori Depeche Mode e a David Bowie (cioè quel poco che riesco ad apprezzare della musica pop). Mi piaceva molto anche Come stai di Vasco Rossi, probabilmente il miglior brano dell’ultimo album, un giusto equilibrio di rock e canzone d’autore senza però trascurare il testo (come invece accade in un Senso, capolavoro mancato, canzone inespressa che soffoca rigirandosi sullo stesso concetto fino alla nausea). E se continuo a ripensarci, mi rendo drammaticamente conto che le ultime canzoni che mi sono piaciute (a parte Bad Religion, Green Day, Ska-p che sono fuori competizione) sono quelle selte dalle pubblicità Vodafone. Il dubbio che a questo punto mi attanaglia non è essere o non essere (meglio essere, non c’è paragone, di gente che non è ma occupa spazio ne vedo sin troppa), ma: sono quelli della Vodafone che hanno buon gusto, o i miei gusti si sono tristemente spiacciati contro la livella massificante (uao, che bell’immagine da massmediologo) delle segreterie dei call-center? Non lo so. Mi angoscia, però, la questione.
Decido di chiamare Fastweb.
E poi Tim.
E poi pure un fornitore che in segreteria ha un brano a 8 bit di Beethoven (brrr).
Ascolto varie musichette.
Mi riprendo.
Non sono tutte uguali.
Meno male.
Siamo ancora liberi di scegliere, in fondo.