“I’ve been gone for a minute but I’m back at the Jump-off.”
If my life were a music video it would probably be dimly lit and boring, but with a bunch of cameos. Who doesn’t like a good cameo? One time my brother and I were at a crowded bar and we thought we saw Bruce Willis. The excitement was enough. We didn’t even check if it was him. It was HIM. So here I am back with a cameo in my own life. Showing up to surprise everyone, even though they already knew I was here. Leaving you with a “I don’t know what I was expecting…” kinda vibe.
Lately, I’ve really been enthralled by older sounds. Revisiting albums I used to spin in my Blue Walkman with behind the ear headphones and dream about how great life will be once I get my braces off.
Let’s start on the schoolbus. I think this may have been the first track I ever downloaded of Kazaa. And subsequently the first track that I burned onto a blank cd, probably with the only three other songs that I had downloaded on dial-up that week.
Next was a song that I thought I understood so well when I heard it as a new song. However years down the road I would read the lyrics and find out that I had no idea what heck it meant.
Things were different then. And, this song was just way to groovy for a kid to comprehend. I still lurk around with the chime from this song in my head. Coming from a artist that I’m not sure I’ll ever really understand, but still inspires.
Now let’s slap it back to the new school with a new song from Athens, GA hailing songsmith Kishi Bashi. I had the chance to see him in Asheville last week and boy-o-boy was it a good show. Truly a gifted artist. Pay him your respect.
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