Anyone else miss some of those teen angsty songs you used to jam out in your parent’s basement? I have been craving some Yellowcard electric violin, and the catchy tunes of Relient K.
Last night I got to drive home listening to a local station’s “Acoustic Sunset” and got to relive some of my crazy nights as a fresh sixteen year old. Driving all over God’s green earth because it only cost $13 to fill up my tank. Ahhhh the good ol’ days.
They even played some acoustic Avril Lavigne. While I would like to pretend that i didn’t know every word, I definitely belted it out for the three minute entirety. Even gave T the button, whoops.
Isn’t it funny how music can take you back to an exact time or place. Like you turn on some Something Corporate and I can picture riding shotgun in my best friend’s old truck while we practice our air band moves. Some of the best times of my life, fo sho.
There are songs that remind me of people. As soon as I hear them I get an immediate impulse to call, text, or send smoke signals just to tell them I am thinking about them. Some songs i just can’t listen to anymore because they take me right back to a very painful place. Is there anything else we quite relate to like music?
Acoustic has always had a place in my heart. This sounds silly but it always makes me feel connected to the artist(s). Like you can hear all of the emotions in their voice. And miracle of all miracles I can decode lyrics to songs like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s“.
So imagine my delight when I googled Yellowcard only to find out that they are releasing an Accoustic version of my favorite cd. Imagine my disgust when they pointed out “Oceans Avenue” was released over ten years ago. Where did that time go, did all of my car dancing force life into warp speed. Did someone at least catch it on tape so that my goldfish memory can relive it.
I am so jealous of the Kardashians. Imagine when they are old bittys and can rewatch all of their glory days. Then hopefully they will realize how insignificant some of their drama was. Where do I sign up to get one of those reality show things?
Ok, I have gotten way off track. All I am asking is what did you rock out to in your glory days?
Were you a Rocker? Alternative? Gangster? Hillbilly? Popstar?
Did you know the real lyrics to Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Konstantine for life!!! OMG we are teenage music soul sistas! Tell me you love Dashboard Confessional? Tell me right now!! I’m so excited to check out Yellowcard’s acoustic breakdown. I love me some acoustic guitar and a voice.
I’ve been listening to Spotify lately and it throws all kinds of old-school goodness at me based on my preferences. So fun!
I have never gotten on the Spotify train….maybe I need to!
And ummm OF COURSE I loved, oops sorry, LOVE Dashboard 🙂