Looking back, this truth about the fragile nature of human relationships should have carried more weight. He still works in a local record store in our hometown and consistently recycles other small-town musicians into new band formations as he dreams about the ever-elusive record contract.
This one surprised a few people, but yes, I do like blues music.
After years of extrapolating some message about my life from these words, it is now my belief that just maybe it wasn’t all about me in that moment.
As much as I wanted those words to define some hidden corner of my soul, my best guess is that Kristin Hersh was speaking about the fragile nature of the band she created years before with her high-school friend and stepsister.
I found myself in this outfit – this mold – quite frequently, trying to keep up with what was “cool.” At this time, I typically only listened to the i Tunes top 10 list or whatever music my peers were enjoying. It took one bus ride home to listen to the entire album and fall in love.
However, the beginning of sophomore year I stumbled upon a new band, The 1975, and their album by the same name. Usually someone’s favorite song draws them in because the lyrics speak to them.
But before we get into the deeper problems afflicting this entire genre of movie, let’s start with the smaller stuff.
I have some music nerd nitpicks (no representation of , no John Lennon “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” cameo, no Donald Duck costume, etc.), but besides having my long-shot hopes dashed for deep cuts like “Tower of Babel” included alongside played-to-death hits like “Tiny Dancer,” the movie suffers from an odd sequencing of musical numbers.
I found myself in a loving relationship with Converse, writing poems, and dressing in a unique manner I personally found attractive; I learned who Madison really was.
All the songs on “The 1975” make me feel quenched inside.