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2003: Cooler Kids

2003 was the year I met Emily and the year I started undergraduate college. It was also technically the year in which I wrote my first piece of music criticism, some kinda reaction to various 2003 year-end lists (hence the "technically" qualifier). What I remember most about it was about how good I felt, how confident I was.

It was, for the most part, my first application of totally trivial knowledge to actual social interaction, and if I was faking it no one else seemed to notice. There were plenty of people who could indulge my tastes and share theirs with me (black metal, Mike Patton, Gogol Bordello, jam bands, the Boredoms, Dan the Automator...) and I just kind of ....
4:05 a.m. Wednesday 16th December 2009 EST
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