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Music. Don’t you just fuckin’ hate it?

"Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma MY GOD MAKE IT GO AWAY!"

Welcome to Downloadable Contempt.

My name is Chris, and I am on a mission.

I want to like music again.

When I was a young, pimple-faced, soft-headed adolescent, my parents had a satellite dish, with all of the channels illegally unlocked, including MTV. This was back when MTV actually was about music. So far back, in fact, that it covered more genres than just hip-hop music.

In those halcyon, pre-internet days, I was ahead of the curve musically. I introduced my friends to bands they’d never heard of, and I actually witnessed the world premiere of the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. (after which my friend and I astutely observed that, while it was an okay song, this band will probably not go anywhere)

The 90’s were when I truly fell in love with music, and artists like Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Live, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains, Suicidal Tendencies, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Kyuss, Garbage, among many others.

And then, one gray Seattle day, Kurt Cobain’s head exploded, and while it would be hyperbole to say it was “the day the music died (again)”, I think it’s fair to argue that it was the day the music industry began to unapologetically, indiscretely, and insufferably ooze hot, murky shit from almost every orifice.

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