When I was 15, my family took a trip to San Diego/Los Angeles/Disneyland. By this age, I had discovered alternative music and spend one of the first nights in our hotel room searching for a station similar to Seattle’s KNDD. What I found was KROQ during their nightly countdown. I knew many of the songs from Seattle radio, was a little surprised that “Immortality” by Pearl Jam was on the radio down there, but not up here, and heard one song on their countdown I’d never heard before.
The name of the band was The Surfing Brides, with their song “Everything’s Fine”. I never really learned much about the band, and they don’t even seem to have a Wikipedia page, but this song was so catchy to my teenage mind that I’ve got a copy of the song on my ipod. Recently, the lines which have been stuck in my head are:
“If the world was gonna end in an hour and a half/would you want to get dirty/would you wanna take a bath”
“Would you call up your mother/would you call up your ex/would you walk up to strangers and ask them for sex”
No idea why this came in to my head, but I felt this was a perfect occasion to share a song.