Let me start from the beginning so you can get a idea why September 21st 2011 was a mini death for my soul . Most adults over 21 might relate to this but when your favorite band breaks up it ends you end up in a few scenarios:
- 1. WHAT THE HELL !!
- 2. WHYYYY … WHAT THE HELL .. WHY NOW ?
- The last album was awesome ….. oh man !
- 3. Well I cant be to mad it was bound to happen
- you want to crawl under a rock and cry.
I pretty much did these all . This band was a band for as long as Ive been on this planet and here I was at 28 having this mix of emotions because they called it quits. Here I was trying to understand why my soul was crying . If you haven’t googled who it was its R.e.M . The first time I heard R.e.M I wasn’t even in kindergarten yet just to give you a idea how MUCH this BAND means to me . They were and still are reason WHY I love music they are the reason why some preteen crushes are now old memories . Even break ups happened I was listening to them . When becoming a adult was a thing I was still listening to them . When My lupus become a thing . R.e.m was there . Even if I knew I had to try my best not to cry. R.e.M’s music was there . So I sat there just going WHAT THE HELL …..R.e.M !!! BUT then i heard this voice deep in side of me going
WHAT THE HELL GABBIE .. it was going to happen and they died when the drummer left and you know that …
But then 1998 become this thought I was about 15 and Up came out . I saw them with my sister whos the reason WHY I’m was a bigger R.e.M FAN than her lol.So there I was at the concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA .. Pretty much having a ” OMG BUCKET LIST … you just got checked off ” moment . I fought the tears and I got threw half the concert and I made it threw lol I got to see them again a few years later. I pretty much learned that the things you hold dear to your heart always end up dying not the way you hope but sometimes its just a sign of the times. So to all the kids growing up thinking i was nuts for liking them . You know nothing about Alternative I mean modern rock at all . R.E.M is the reason for Modern rock. They are pioneers in their own right . They got the video vanguard in 1995 and lost a good friend . Kurt cobain. As time went on I found a transitioning song . It become the song when one chapter of my life ended 5th grade , middle school and High school . And becoming the women .I’m today . Ill play it when I need a good dance lol
So Ill end this here with my memories with the 30+ songs dear to my heart and my love for Modern Rock . Thank you R.e.M for making me the music fan Im today . ( 5th grader Gabbie would be proud about making a certain song the transitioning song) 🙂