Monday, October 01, 2012
Analog Monday: Empire Records.
Being back in school can make a guy quite nostalgic. Gone are the days of inflatable sofas and color drip candles, late night punk shows and UFO pants, but something about carrying around a backpack full of composition books leads me back to that same place.
I don't smell like patchouli oil anymore and I no longer have Marylin Manson posters on my bedroom wall. I can't go pick up a new shirt at Shifty's, and Limbo Lounge closed it's doors a long time ago. But somehow, being back in school makes my function with a certain child-like wonder and amazement at even the simplest moments.
Music is huge catalyst in maintaining a that nostalgic mindset and so of course, I turn to the same records or cassettes that played a huge part of my formative years.
Empire Records was one of the first movies that seemed to really make sense to me (followed by things like Reality Bites and later, Ghost World). It's probably the solitary reason that I've been working at my current day job for over 6 years; it evokes the same kind energy and atmosphere that I connected with so strongly as an awkward adolescent.
So clearly, the sound track is kind of a big deal to me.
My god, I'm rambling. I'm not trying to sound profound or anything. I'm not even sure exactly what I'm getting at.
All that I've eaten today is a few cookies and a bowl of soup. Maybe this will make sense to me in the morning.
Tomorrow, I'm going to pull together all of the instagrams I've taken so far this semester to give you a little tour of the campus. Kind of.