writer's block: dynamite with a laserbeam
Is there a specific song or band that makes you yearn for the past?
Motion City Soundtrack's "Commit this to Memory" (oh the irony) and "I Am the Movie" albums.
It makes me yearn for conversations passed on sheets of paper doodled on within an inch of their lives, pictures revealed under red hued light, and the recklessness of ditching for a day at the beach.
It isn't until after you leave that you recognize the predictable ease of high school, the set schedules, the reliable friendships, the rigid finish-line of graduation. It is the "then what?" that follows, the same question that will repeat like a broken record for the rest of your life, which the real challenge begins. Because, it is now up to you to chooses your schedules, your friendships, your finish-line....
And although this album brings nostalgia, it also brings courage and hopes and ambitions that can never be bigger than when seen through the eyes of an 18 year-old ready to shed the comfort a 4 year routine and take on the world. So put it on track 3, and get you s*** together.