tae: So, I've gotten yet another caught on tape outta the way.
steve: Yeah man.
tae: It was either Seal or Silverchair's "Anthem for the Year 2000."
steve: Year 2000!!
tae: I wanted to discuss what a good decision it is to write a song about the future when the year you sing about will be outdated within a year.
steve: I know.
steve: You mean, kind of like Will Smith's 'Willenium?'
steve: He released it in like Nov. of 1999.
tae: I know. It had very little time to stay relevant. And now...why would anyone want to listen to that song again?steve: That's why Prince is where it's at.
steve: The visionary
tae: Yeah, Prince has gotten more than 15 years out of 1999
tae: And people STILL like it.
steve: Yeah dude.
steve: Partying like it's 1999 is synonymous with getting crazy now.
tae: ...But to say "We'll make it up to you in the year 2000"...you have to know when writing something like that that the year 2000 will soon be over and done with. And now it is. It is behind us now. You can no longer make it up to us.
steve: LOLsteve: Dude, this should be your post for next week's Caught On Tape.
steve: Our convo about the song.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
This week, I'm taking a slightly different approach to Caught On Tape. It's probably not hard to imagine that a considerable portion of the conversations held between us Lonely Note contributors revolves around music. From time to time, when something marginally interesting or amusing has been said, one of us will remark that we wished we had recorded it to put on the site. The following conversation is one that I was able to save, and I've chosen to implement it in my description of the following music video selection. And now, here it is: A great track that has significantly lost meaning over the last six years. I present to you...Silverchair's 'Anthem (For the Year 2000),' from their 1999 album Neon Ballroom.