Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In The Blink Of An Eye

I got this photo from Mark Hoppus's blog. See the initials? MH and TD? Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge working together side by side on vocals again. After years of not speaking to each other, it took an aircraft accident that could've killed Travis Barker, the drummer, for them to start talking again.

I guess real friendship will repair itself no matter how irrepairable the damage seems. It's just sad it took a tragedy that took the lives of four people.

To be honest, I'm happier about the fact that they're back as friends rather than back as a band. Not that I'm not looking forward to their new music. But to see one of the soundtracks of your life fall apart like it did a few years back, it was like a piece of your teenage years grow old and die.

Blink 182 might not be the best musicians technically, but they were the prevalent voice of our teenage years, unwilling to relent to adulthood. These were people who never wanted to grow up and made a living out of not growing up. Besides, good music is not about technicality. It's about the ability to create songs that can relate to people, that can inspire you.

This is the pop punk band that was the biggest of them all, and now is ready to reclaim that crown.

Signing out

Over and out

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