Posted by: Kevin | July 25, 2008

Random Music Memories

For some reason I found myself thinking about this song the other day.

“Natural One” by The Folk Implosion was part of the soundtrack for the movie “Kids“.  Listening to the song on Youtube naturally reminded me of the movie, which I saw when it first came out in 1995.  The movie itself is disturbing.  I remember leaving the theatre feeling vaguely dirty, mostly because of some fairly graphic depictions of teenage sex, drug use and date rape.

Now I find the movie to be frightening.  Unlike say, Basketball Diaries which also came out in 1995, there is no silver lining to Kids.  The protagonist’s native virtues or inner strengths do not rescue him from drug addiction and self destruction.  In fact there is no protagonist to Kids, just a group of teenagers destroying their lives as efficiently as posible.  As a parent that scares the shit out of me.

Despite that “Natural One” is a great song, even if the Youtube version robs it of some of its quality.


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