Sorry for the hiatus; sometimes life gets in the way. I have about 1001 entries roaming around in my brain (and I really, really want to share them all with you), but I usually go with whatever is stuck in my head the moment I can actually sit down and write. Especially when I'm under a time crunch. Today, I was driving back to work from lunch, actually listening to the radio for once* and Live's "Lightening Crashes" came on. I'm not the biggest fan of Live overall, but some of their songs just really strike a chord. (I used "Dolphin's Cry" as the music for my senior dance recital.) There's not a lot that I can say about this song that hasn't been said before and I mean, really, who hasn't heard it.. But, I love the way that the intensity builds throughout and how the chords really strike the right mood for the lyrics. Somber and contained but also really desperate and crushed.
A side note about Live: Probably one of the reasons I never really got into them is owning to the fact that they're the favorite band of an ex-boyfriend of mine who I don't have super fond memories of. It all happened so long ago that I'm totally over it, we literally haven't been in contact for years and years (alright, six) and it's not like it was anything epic that left me scarred. But, there are just some things that will always remind you of certain people and Live (and this random song by Filter- "The Best Things" and Honda Accords) will always remind me of JRM. Better known as J-Asshole.
* I love the radio, but our stations here in Orlando are rather limited. Back home, we got stations out of West Palm, which are also limited, but which include 103.1 the Buzz, which is pretty much the best rock station in Florida. Feel free to argue with me on that one, but be prepared to lose. I've been listening to that one since I was about 10 and it's near and dear to me.