When I started this blog a couple of years ago I made a decision to leave the personal stuff to a minimum, I’ve got my secret diary for that, so I’ll just say sometimes you just need to escape into a bit of punk emo sonic distraction.
At least I do. So I ordered the new Quarterbacks album, who call themselves a “twee punk band” who have released some rad cassettes, sadly they’re all sold out but their first proper album is out tomorrow (10 Feb) on Conor Oberst’s Team Love records. If you want to download it for a few bucks you can do so here. It’s impulsive and slow with a toxic mix of sweet and clever lovesick lyrics “When you said you loved me, did you just mean you missed me?”
It reminds me of my time at university in South Carolina at 19, being drunk and silly just to make the pretty girls talk to me. It reminds me of being 24, married, and living above a supermarket in Germany daydreaming about tomorrow. It reminds me of today, at 37, and watching the stars explode trying to make words come alive.