Too many good songs, not enough time.
James Barker Band, “Chills.”
“Wait, so if I think he’s a good drummer and that his freckles are cute, that means other girls might, too!”
It’s funny how some band, an assortment of people that you’ve never even met before, can put the emotions you’ve been feeling into words that you couldn’t have formed yourself. They don’t know you or the situation you’re going through, and yet, they found a way to explain it perfectly.
“I can’t listen to Kim. It makes me feel physically uncomfortable to hear the words to that song.”
That’s what makes them beautiful.
I saw my coworkers go home and relax at the end of the day while I drove two hours to play to 12 people in a cafe. Unsurprisingly, trying to have two careers starts to put a strain on the band, the job and relationships.
2015 made for an intriguing year in music and culture. From the drab mystery that is Trump to Oxford’s word of the year, the line between the joke and the genuine is no longer the dichotomous divide it once was (e.g. the new and improved Bieber condition).