Thursday, December 10, 2009

she walks forward and over and over and backward

in many ways jawbox really defined my musical experience as a whole during my high school years. sure, i got into grunge and liked hip hop and other stuff, but jawbox was really what i think of when i reminisce about the music i grew up on. i remember going to see them in college park with nick and i instantly connected to it. i was obsessed with the crazy beats and angular guitars with a bass player that we all crushed on. in about 3 years of being kinda of one of those annoying guys who was waay too into a specific band, i think i saw them perform live about 10 times. i have many memories from this era.
  • buying the jawbox chinese fork tie t-shirt i still wear today
  • being the brave one and approaching them to ask if they would come to see mftp play at the can-can
  • being up front and singing along at their shows like a dork, usually at the black cat
  • getting into many heated jawbox vs. fugazi discussions
  • getting a picture of a sweaty kim with me and ben flanking her
  • dan betsey emulating zach's beats
  • hanging out at the jawbox house while gss was recording with j and having kim show me some old video they had that aired on mtv like 2 times
  • being sad when i heard they would break up, but at the same time it kinda felt right
  • everyone in the band being really cool and nice
  • j looking like al bundy
i had read that they were rereleasing for your own special sweetheart and thinking i would have to get it. then i found out they were reuiniting on late night with jimmy fallon, which airs way too late for me, but with the magic of dvr i was able to watch it last night and it really brought a flood of memories and just made me happy. the show only had 1 song, but hulu posted 2 more. these probably won't be on hulu for too long, but for now enjoy. also note that they do not apear to have aged at all except that j has become less al bundy and more malkovich.


Dan said...

awww... how adorable. you were a jawbox groupie!

neumunki said...

don't diss! we were allll jawbox groupies. we being the cool ones. seeing them on Fallon made me feel some odd joy that i didn't think i had in me.