Friday, January 29, 2010

RIP J.D. Salinger

Tenuous Rock 'n' Roll Connection to Current Events

J.D. Salinger died this week at the age of 91.

So rather than talk about Mark David Chapman or Spinner's list of 10 Songs Inspired by J.D. Salinger (or Mog's 5 Videos Inspired by J.D. Salinger), I offer this little gem from We Are Scientist's great 2005 album With Love and Squalor.

Yes, it's a tenuous rock 'n' roll connection to current events, but don't you think that everyone, even J.D. Salinger, understands how terrifying it can be to be chased by a guy in a bear suit?

H/t to JB's fine The Hits Keep On Coming blog for pointing out that Tom Nawrocki, who formerly wrote the great One Poor Correspondent blog, is back blogging over at Debris Slide. In an odd, roundabout way, that inspired this entry. And welcome back, Tom!

1 comment:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Without question, the very best Salinger tribute I've seen anywhere -- I mean that completely seriously.