Pavement - Carrot Rope
So this week I’ve had a little bit of an existential crisis, I really have no idea what the future holds for me anymore, but I do know I want to get a tattoo, possibly several.
Things that come to mind include the Straw Hat Pirates’ Jolly Roger, the Aquaman A logo, Blue Beetle’s scarab, Dazzler’s starburst from her Outback costume, possibly a Scott Pilgrim related image, and maybe a Pavement lyric.
Pavement has been one of my absolute favorite bands since I was a kid, being a Stockton native I’ve always been proud that one of the greatest indie bands came from my hometown. Growing up my dad was a huge fan of the band and took me to several of their shows, of course I don’t remember the majority of them, but I do have some memories of enjoying their set at the Fillmore in like 1997, I had just moved back to town and started first grade.
When they reunited I scraped together as much cash as I could and saw them at every California date they played. Stephen Malkmus is a huge hero of mine, and I think I would be happy having some of his lyrics imprinted on me.