Tuesday, December 9, 2008

you've got to be the cutest gravedigger I've ever seen

I totally forgot how much I love Alkaline Trio. Say what you will, but "Maybe I'll Catch Fire" was the quintessential "coming of age"/realizing being a guidette was skanky and WHACK soundtrack of my High School Years. It was listening to this album that made me want MORE out of life than my job at the tanning salon and sparked my interest in shiteous Long Island scene boyz. It was an epiphany of sorts - kind of like that scene in Clueless when Cher realizes she's really in love with Josh. Divine, really. Whenever I think back to the days of yore, spent with Catherine riding the LIRR to various house parties and studio parties, this entire album plays in my mind. "Fuck You Aurora", in particular, holds a special place in my heart as it was playing when I made out with my very first tattooed drummer scumbag probably rife with hepatitis A-C, whom I was absolutely smitten with of course. I remember running home and putting the song on my iPod which back then was a fucking novelty, and secretly listening to it in homeroom when I was supposed to be saying MORNING PRAYERS. Instead I'd be writing the lyrics in my American Civilization notebook and detesting the mere fact that I was stuck at some cunty Catholic School instead of out at some show in New Jersey with my best friend. Those were truly the glory days.

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