Blast from the Past: P.O.D. Youth of the Nation + Summer babble
Posted on June 28, 2010 by Kris Nelson
Thought I’d throw you off this Monday (music video below). Stay tuned for early reviews of Persona and Toradora, and a super late review for Human Centipede.
Hmm, I always thought he said something about “labotomy class” and “tutoring chess”. Now that I realize the actual lyrics, it doesn’t make P.O.D.’s Youth of the Nation any less rad. Some of my friends tease me because I think this tune is pretty, but I stand behind it still. And if the video doesn’t remind you of an awesome nostalgic road trip, you haven’t been on an awesome nostalgic road trip. ← that’s literally, poetically could be the death/spirit shuttle for all of the (Columbine-type misunderstood) kids in the lyrics; they’re finally free.
Technically, that’s some of the industry’s best drum flams right there.
It seems almost comically costume-y in retrospect, the “numetal band uniform” solidarity: the waist-length dreads, all-day shades, tats, cholo gangsta gear… was it birthed from/for intimidation? Jonathan Davis (Korn) played the bagpipes; that’s pretty intimidating.
Anyway, hope you’re enjoying your memory-making roadtrips out there! And take heed: no matter how difficult things may seem, with whatever’s or whomever’s getting you down, you’re above it, you’ll get through it.
It seems like people around here blow up around Summertime (maybe it’s the heat?) but it’s a season where we celebrate our independence/Independence, reconnect with our kids/parents, roam the realms outside the classrooms… where we all simultaneously grow closer and farther from our safety net/hub, but never fully out of reach… hopefully you can see the awesome in that!