The Weirdness Flows Between Us: The Life and Times of Dinosaur Jr.
August 08, 2005
by Frank Smith
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna be a good year for J Mascis,Ã¢â‚¬? Dave said before firing a bottle rocket from the window of the Demon Dodge (aka my station wagon). It was New YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Eve 1994 and we were careening around the back roads of rural Ohio, half drunk and fully adolescent. The bottle rocket connected with the back window of our friend KipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pickup, creating an explosion of orange sparks.
The stereo was playing a Dinosaur Jr mix tape that Dave had made for me, one that he insisted on listening to whenever we were in the Demon Dodge. I permitted this only grudgingly, as any band I introduced to Dave was received with derision. I once tried to play Velvet Underground for himÃ¢â‚¬â€