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This is so simply written.
It’s a perfect example of what makes Peter Cooper such a great writer— he’s able to convey an idea that would have taken me at least a paragraph to get out of my system. And, perhaps it’s a fitting reminder that all of us should check our vitriol towards music that doesn’t draw us in every once in a while.
Because it’s cool, you know, that your favorite song when you are 12 will definitely not be (at least, it shouldn’t be) your favorite song when you are 22. Or 52.
If I had to lock down my favorite things at 12, I’d be running around singing early Beach Boys songs (Pet Sounds was my least favorite album of theirs, if that’s any indication of me at 12), sporting a couple of Mighty Mouse and Calvin and Hobbes tattoos, and content in the notion that I’d be knocking down velveeta grilled cheeses every day for lunch for the foreseeable future.
Of course, the reason why I continue to produce music has a lot to do with my belief that sooner or later people are going to want to try something other than a grilled cheese for lunch.
Grilled cheese is pretty good, though.