I’ve returned after two months of almost nothing. It’s actually surprising how little can go on in one’s life during a two-month time span… Honestly, these last two months have been shit. And I don’t really feel like explaining all of it right now, even though this is the place for it. Oddly enough, what made me want to post again after two months is the artist Bonobo and my journey with his music.
It all started with my friend Rep. In high school, (and still today I bet) he was one of those guys you could never go wrong with - always a good friend. One day I was lurking Facebook, and one of my other friends, Jimmy, was looking for some music recommendations. I think that’s how it went. Anyway, Rep commented a link to Bonobo’s Kiara, and that’s where it all began for me. Granted, after downloading his discography, it took a while for me to really appreciate Bonobo’s true talent. I mean for a while, all I was listening to from him was Kiara and Kong. I remember Rep and I always joking about opening a coffee shop just so we could play Kong in the background. Fast forward to my freshman year of college. My class schedule was complete shit, but I wouldn’t change it if I were able to go back in time, because that was the semester close friendships were built, and that was also the time where I developed this gargantuan crush on someone.
Anyway, when I say my class schedule was shit during that time, I mean it was poorly laid out, giving my several-hour-breaks in-between classes. I didn’t even have a license back then, much less own my own car, so I was forced to stay on campus all fucking day. It was during one of those long breaks where I decided to pass the time by listening to some music. I still had Bonobo’s discography on my phone. I don’t know why I decided to listen to his discography specifically, but I’m thankful I did, because, after that, my whole musical mentality changed completely, and for the better. I find myself more open to genres, now (except, of course, with most main-stream pop, most country I will, and bro-step), and I’m glad. I truly am.
So I guess this could just be a big “thank you” message to Rep. I’m grateful, man. And I don’t even think you realize how much sharing that one song has affected my life.
God, that whole subject of how connected we really are can be a whole other journal entry. Hm, perhaps I will cover that in the future.
But for now, I hope this entry is good enough to make up for the dead period. I won’t make any more promises.