This song was playing when we were sitting under the stars on the hood of my car. The light and gentle breeze flowing through her long, brown hair. A deep conversation that seemed endless in the night. She was the perfect girl for me. The one that got away....
Say what you want about Green Day, I grew up on them. This song in particular holds a special place in my heart because back in 2011, My grandmother's breast cancer, which was in remission for 40 years until that point, had come back with a vengeance. Around the fall season, like the start of october, she had gone into a coma as the varying side effects of the cancer worsened her condition. When I got home from school early one day, I went to see her and I swore I never cried as much as I did in that moment. After we left the hospital, this song started playing over the radio and it really struck a nerve with me. A day later, she died and it was heartbreaking for me. I'll always remember those days whenever I hear this song play. God, I miss my grandmother so fucking much.
“Flutter has been programmed in such a way that no bars contain identical beats and can therefore be played under the proposed new law,” it said on the record sleeve. However, we advise DJs to have a lawyer and a musicologist present at all times to confirm the non-repetitive nature of the music in the event of police harassment.” According to Booth, it was all programmed using the R-8’s pads, which triggered a sampler to create melodies and an Alesis QuadraVerb for delay and reverb.
The album that this piece comes from, Visual, demands to be played on a high-end system. The music sounds very banal if listened on ordinary gear; the delicate sound textures only reveal themselves in highly resolving equipment.
To put it simply I've lost something that I suppose never was really there.
And there's a few songs that remind me of that when I am awake. This one at least has a little bit of funk for those of you who don't want to be too filled with feels.
Beyond the feelings I get from the nostalgia from these songs, there's something special in how this extremely small band in the U.K. meant so much to me when I was younger.
"He suddenly realizes, realizes that a lot of people probably want the same things he does, a great job, a beautiful wife, happiness, and even if you're lucky enough to get even some of it, it only takes a moment and it can all be taken away from you." - Felix Massie