You’re probably thinking I’ve forgotten all about you by now, but that’s far from it. I have missed you every waking day and my heart still hurts, but I’m getting better. I continue to smile and still go on without you. I know I have missed you, but I have kept it all inside of me, only for me to…
“Jemaine: I was hoping to dress something like Prince.
Dave: Kind of erogenous, huh.
Jemaine: Yea, but toned down a little bit, like Prince if he was going to the zoo or the supermarket.
Dave: Casual Prince…”—(via froflow) (via flipyeahflightoftheconchords)
“I feel like everything that happens to me is a test of my strength. What will try to break me today? Can I get through another day just dealing with myself? Can I go on pretending that I don’t care? When will I finally explode? Will anyone ever hear my cry? I feel like no one will notice this pain until I just die.”—(via poeticheartache)
NOSTALGIA WEEK: DAY ONE Brand New - “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad” Your Favorite Weapon
This week is a BIG week for musical nostalgia. (Friday’s post will shed more light on why…or if you know who is playing in Boston on Friday, you’ll know why.) I’ve decided to post a song every day from now until Friday and take a look back at six albums that defined my life and shaped my musical tastes.
My love for Brand New is no secret, so I’d feel wrong starting this off with any other band. Back in the day of AOL, I saw the line “the only broken hearted loser you’ll ever need” in someone’s profile. Being a broken hearted loser myself (some things never change) I really liked it, so I tried to find out what it was from. I failed. (Remember when you couldn’t find everything on the internet like you can today?) Shortly after that in the fall of 2001, one of my friends asked me if I’d heard of Brand New. “Brand new what?” I asked. (Remember when everyone used to ask that?) We were in study hall, so she handed me his headphones and I heard “Jude Law.” I was hooked. I needed more instantly. I asked to borrow the CD (remember those?) but she said it had just come out so she didn’t want to let me borrow it, but she’d burn me a copy. The next day I had it in my possession. I listened over and over, and fell in love. When I heard the “broken hearted loser” line I was really excited that the line I had forgotten about had reappeared to me on this incredible new album. The next day, I went out and bought it for myself. (Remember buying CD’s in stores?)
Three excellent albums and nine years (that’s more than one third of my life!) later, they are unquestionably the best. I’ve enjoyed the music, (most of) the shows, the people I’ve met through them, the crazy drama they create (one dollar bandits! they hate their fans! mics are for singing! etc etc) and everything else that comes along with it.
“Maybe we are meant to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. maybe it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they will love you back. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.”—(via poeticheartache)