Friday, July 29, 2011

Flashback Friday

"Crash Into Me" by Dave Matthews Band (1997)

I compare my love for Dave Matthews Band to UGG boots. I don't care how many suburban douche bags are wearing them, I liked them first and will continue to sport them long after they are deemed uncool (sidenote: As far as either go, I think that happened a few years ago, anyway).

I've liked DMB since I heard "Crash Into Me" on the radio in 1997. I was on the way home from the mall with my parents. I distinctly remember where we were and telling my Dad to turn the volume up. I thought the lyrics were so beautiful and the way Dave sang was purely sexy. It instantly became one of my favorite songs of all time.

My interest in DMB grew in unison with my penchant for file sharing sites like Napster and Morpheus. (Calm down. I bought the CDs as well.) Dave was one of my favorite bands in grade school and high school. So many of his songs take me back to parties, concerts or drives to and from school. Today, I've somewhat outgrown it but just as my UGGs might be worn out, they'll both be there for me when I need something warm and comfortable.

Sweet like candy to my soul
Sweet you rock and sweet you roll
Lost for you, I'm so lost for you...

*I like this extended, live version! "...Down in Dixie Land"

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