I really try not to become an old fart. I'm not piercing my tongue, or getting a tattoo or anything like that. No, I know my place in the universe. I will never be as incredibly hip as I believed myself to be at 17. But I'm trying not to get stuck in one period of time. I realize my music collection is heavily stuck in the 80's, especially in the new wave artists like the Police and the Talking Heads. But I have made a real effort to listen to new music. I really like Moby, and 3 Doors Down, Seal, Bare Naked Ladies and The Presidents of The United States of America when they were still together, and other various stuff. I like rap, techno and trance (much to my wife's annoyance).
I was watching MTV several days ago and actually saw a music video (they aren't as common as they used to be). I saw "Bring Me to Life", by Evanescence and was entranced. I recently bought the album and really like it. The best way I could describe the sound is the the haunting vocals of Enya plus straight ahead hot guitar. Amy Lee has a set of pipes on her that will not quit.
If you think that there is anything lacking in the music, the lyrics really make up for it. I did not know the spiritual connection until I read the liner notes. Some of their songs are as inspired as something you may have read in the Psalms.
Purgatory: A place of suffering and torment with an unknown duration. In Roman Catholic Theology-the place where the dead are purified from their sins.
By Rage Against The Machine