Sunday, April 15, 2012

Nostalgia: Lovesongs for Underdogs

I was going to call this a review but let's be honest, this album came out in 1997 which is much further away than it feels like it is. Every time I listen to this album, it feels like the first time. The lyrics always feel fresh and new, and the music! So catchy and danceable. Even the slower songs pull you along with the melody to the crescendo. Oh man, it doesn't get better than "Mysteries of the Unexplained," which I would have linked to, but all of the YouTube videos were terrible. I suppose I'm feeling so nostalgic because I just came back from a weekend home, after being away for more than three months. This never happens, but this semester has been one project after another, not leaving much time for relaxing weekends shooting the shit with Dad. There's been some stuff going on back home though, and I thought it was time for me to make a visit. The very first thing I did was go to the local drive-in for a grilled cheese with tomato, fries, and banana shake. And I was transported to being a child again. There I was in Dad's house, him cooking for me, me cleaning up. We drove through town and I pointed things out, "When'd they clear out all those woods?" "What's goin' in there?" By this morning, my Maine accent was out in full force, not a g to be found. Driving through town, I daydreamed about living there again, having my own little apartment in town, having my bunny with me again, seeing my family almost daily. I said I missed town, and I'd like to live there again. I didn't say that there aren't a lot of opportunities there for me and I probably wouldn't be back. Why spoil it?

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