When everything’s made to be broken I just want you to know who I am

What I pretend shaped my teenage years: Texas Is the Reason (and other bands like them. Sunny Day Real Estate, The Promise Ring; Jimmy Eat World actually had a great impact.) Whenever I hear them, I’m a college freshman again, (re)discovering them, wondering where they’ve been all this time.  Texas Is the Reason recorded a …

[By] that sad optimism and nostalgia for the future which is the pathos of modernism. One of the best definitions of the modern(-ist) sentiment I’ve ever read. from: Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino and John Tagg. “The Pachuco’s Flayed Hide: Mobility, Identity and Buenas Garras.” In: Grossberg et. al. (eds.) Cultural Studies. New York: Routlege (1992) p.561