The story behind The Grimm Generation’s “I Like To Watch”
EP sent me running for the album Somewhere in blue by deena (An
album which should be played prior to this one). On that album deena
tale of lost love and the flirtations with infidelity that a woman
upon within a dreamlike state of her imagination. At the end of the
listener is left to decide which road she will follow on her journey
One of the roads that deena’s Somewhere in blue character might have taken is
paved with the
Neo-Emo sounds of The Grimm Generation. Neo-Emo in praise that this
is an Emotional (with
a capital Emo), album that is driven by the Poetry/vocals of Carmen Champagne. Riding shotgun is Jason P. Krug on acoustic guitar
arrangements (sparse, haunting,
and harmonious filling of all the right spaces); his music provides the
backdrop for the journey in which this vehicle is traveling.
Picking up where Somewhere in blue left off, I Like To Watch takes us down one of the many
side roads available as
we embark on this journey. Hipster +10 is a document to the dark side
of infidelity as
viewed by those who have finally thrown up the white flag. This is an
examination of the damage that drives one beyond what was suppose to
is a testament to what is to come due to their actions. “We’re
all a product of our past and bad planning.” These
souls are hurt and seeking a way to heal themselves and their
pity forces and forges an ample supply of blame and confession, along
accepted missteps in an effort to see the journey right.
The Grimm Generation has found that by watching
others travel the same
journey they themselves are on, makes for an interesting study of the
and tribulations of everyman/woman’s trek to their ultimate
destination of love
and happiness. Their music characterizes one of the different roads we
take on the same journey. I Like To Watch is a poeticize search through
the mid-life crisis
of the average adult, wise enough to finally recognize that if they
change the road their life is on now, they never will. They will reach
as miserable bastards making everyone around them miserable as well,
benefiting their purpose in this life.
yourself permission to see the sun rise / It’s not always
nightfall / We’ve
only got so much time.” That purpose, to love and
unconditionally, which is too elusive, (but obtainable) is what we are
here to experience
and carry forth. Find what road makes us happy and we will make those
happy to be on that road with us.
Unfortunately, we sometimes must traverse dark and
murky roads in our journey for ourselves, for it is not until we can
and accept ourselves, that we can understand and accept one another. A
Year of Living Dangerously chronicles how we all do
things we are not proud of, but upon a quest
as great as this there sometimes must be blood to let and tears to be
must follow our hearts in our search for the Holy Grail of life - trust
believe in our ability to find the right road - even when all the
bumps and blockades threaten to end our journey at any moment.
is the decree that The Grimm Generation lays on us by explaining how
inherently knows of and acknowledges the greatest and oldest sin. It
everything and everyone, and it is the catalyst for what can be
the exact meaning of happiness in life is through love. It’s
not something that
works all the time and it’s up to each and every individual
to recognize what
makes them happy so that they, in turn, can express that unto others.
sex is changing who you are, then make sure it’s changing you
into who you want
to be, if it isn’t, then it isn’t the sex for you.
Too many people in this world accept that a
relationship which is not producing an interlinked train of thought,
is not mutual in all facets of the word love, – which relies
support, mutual respect, emotional allowance, intimacy, and
well as sexuality – is a relationship which they must
continue to exist within
because society, both general and religious, not to mention family/clan
orientated, places guilt, shame and low opinions of judgment upon them.
The Grimm Generation is here to tell you that if
you follow your heart
and are true to yourself, the ones who enter your life in the same way,
there to accompany you on your journey. And try
as you might, there is no denying when it is
bigger than you, but just try to tell yourself that “there’s
nothing astral going on,” and maybe, just
understand that you are not alone.
Through her keen observation of these
life-changing/affirming journeys, Carmen Champagne’s poetry encourages us to throw
"settling for" into the backseat and put "really living"
back into the driver's seat along with Jason P. Krug’s
guitar riding shotgun.
C’mon deena, hop in,
let’s go for a ride with The
Grimm Generation - I Like To Watch
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