My favourite album from childhood is Paul Simon’s Graceland.
I remember the exact moment my parents bought it. It was the first album I ever knew all the lyrics to, the first album I fell asleep to, night after night, probably for years. It had a heavy influence on the way I see music. When I hear it, even now, the feeling I from childhood have doesn’t change.
Last week I downloaded an album that my friend Kat told me about: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. It’s so great. It may have the potential to become something I listen to over and over, who knows.
Childhood is a time when we are invented. We’re pretty vulnerable and new, and easily influenced by everything around us. What I wonder is why we can’t recreate a childhood for ourselves, again, right now. Why not try new things, or reinvent ourselves entirely? It’s not like we’re not allowed.
We largely end up deciding who we are by our twenties, but I just got through those and I don’t want to be done. Do you? I’d like to keep progressing.
Who’s with me. 🙂