Today is actually my birthday and I find myself entering my thirties. After a certain age, you realize that it's just another year and another number. It doesn't mean much outside of the fact that your one year older (at least that's what I've been trying to tell myself). That being said, it's nice to look back at the last ten years and remind myself of all the milestones and important memories that happened in my life during that time, including graduating college, getting married, the music & bands that I was apart of, the unfortunate passing of my grandparents, all the wonderful people and friends I met, the amazing places I visited, and all the hardships, laughs, and learning lessons that fell in between. Overall, it was a good run and for the most part, a period of time in my life that I can honestly say that I'm truly proud of. I find that the many bumps and bruises I often occurred along the way, have only really helped me become more comfortable in who I am, what I believe in morally, and what I hope to stand for as a person. It's safe to say that I'm looking forward to the next ten years and whatever comes along with it. I hope to travel and experience more, continue to be a better husband, person, and friend, while of course continuing my endless journey of creating and sharing music with as many people as possible. It's really hard to say what the next ten years will be like, especially when you find it's hard to predict what the next ten days will be like, however I'm definitely looking for to it and ready to tackle all the new challenges that might come along the way.
Since this wasn't really much of a music post, I thought I would just repost a couple of tracks that I found myself enjoying last night. Enjoy!
Stretch - Why Did You Do it?
Arthur Russell - Make 1, 2 (Pat Les Stache Edit)