We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Today, I have a new CD by Bayside called Killing Time. Bayside is an alternative-rock band from Queens, New York that has been together since the winter of 2000. Following the lead of their last album, Shudder, Killing Time seems to focus more on the musicality that Anthony tries to inject into the songs. One example of this is in the track, Seeing Sound, beginning with a well structured chord pattern and then moving into Anthony's lyrics that are constantly getting more apathetic, which actually keeps them interesting. Although, this can also be attributed to the sense of cynical ideas that are found throughout the CD. They keep the guitar parts fresh and the drummer continues to impress, especially live. I saw them recently live, and he was really into what he was doing, but just watching him playing was insane because of how perfect his patterns were. Anthony was great live as well, because he was having a lot of fun and didn't mind repeating choruses for the audience to sing.If you would like them with a sort of harder sound, you can try one of their earlier ablums too. The Walking Wounded is excellent, with insane guitar melodies, great lyrics, and really catchy tunes.