Here we are at the end of July and we don't have a summer song yet. Here's my pick, what's yours? What's a summer song? I don't know about you, but the song usually has to be semi-new, and it has to have a touch of being an anthem.
I'm really like the Parquet Courts' new single, "Almost Had to Start a Fight." It's about love, peace, war, and having a good time. It doesn't hurt that it fucking rocks, too. It also gives me a slice of relief that there are still great bands making guitar music with balls.
Also, I just want to take the opportunity to mention to the regular readers that 5Cats is returning to the fold. The user formerly known as 5cats is allowed to return with the following provisos:
- He'll be using a user name other than 5cats, christopher_bourne, or any other burner handles. If he wants to let you know his new handle, he can -- his choice.
- There'll be a probationary period of 90 days. He'll be able to submit posts on October 26, 2018.
- The 5cats-Squrlz4Ever incident(s) is a thing of the past. TUFKA5cats won't bring it up, and neither will Squrlz. It's history. Hatchet buried.
- I've spoken to 5cats and Squrlz and they're both cool with all of this. And the same terms and guidelines are still in play. (No personal attacks, no gore, no Kardashians.)
And that's it, really. Easy peasy. Hope everyone's having a good summer so far. We have one month left -- get as much out of it as possible!
Stay cool and K.I.T.,