Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rockin' old school
I love me some Foo Fighters all the time, but this time, this album, makes me so happy.
It inspires me to drive, with my windows down and the volume turned up full blast, along PCH or up the 101, just for the fun of listening to it - driving fast and rocking out. Since I'm back at work I'm actually doing this while inching my way along the 10 Fry, but it makes the long journey home down that 10 mile stretch a lot more fun.
This album takes me back to being a newly sprouted teenager, hanging out in Christy's garage listening to her brother's band, high schools boys with long hair and scruffy beards that we crushed on and idolized as they played Led Zeppelin covers. I can't remember if they were good or bad - I just remember the energy of the guitars and the drums reverberating off the walls as we sat cross legged on an old couch, trying to be cool and fight the hormone rush that made us want to fling ourselves at them.
Wasting Light is an amazing album, and God bless'em they've released it on vinyl so you can put it on the turntable and dance in your living room.
Turn up the volume.
It will set you free.