What happened in the last year of my life. I can't tell. Laughing at myself all I want in the middle of the night. Oh well.
- Mean Jeans, "Tears in My Beers" 2011
Before going on to lament about how good some BBQ sauce would be right about now, Mean Jeans' lead singer and guitarist, Billy Jeans, makes a pretty apt statement for how his band views themselves. Even the most sensitive and self-deprecating forms of rock music don't leave much room for self-parody. The undying need for musicians to make themselves look cool and/or sincere outweighs any semblance of laughter towards themselves. Turning yourself into the [...]