posted on February 19th , 2011
For most of my childhood, I played musical instruments. I took piano lessons for 11 years, guitar lessons for four years, and embarrassingly enough, played trombone in the school band during my awkward middle school years. Despite this, I've never been "good" at music. I could read music and play it, but could never think of parts on my own. Throughout high school, I played in an all-girl pop band with my three best friends. We were a mix between Hanson and Kelly Clarkson, maybe. So when I say pop, I mean Pop (with a capital P), not like the lo-fi indie pop I listen to now. Our singer was always the brains of the operation. She wrote all of the songs and most of my guitar parts too. I always wanted to be in another band but told myself the only way this would happen, probably, is if I was in some sort of cover band so I wouldn't have to write my own parts. This is how my only musical goal came to fruition - the all-girl Saves the Day cover band, Can't Bro Down (named for their first album, Can't Slow Down).
P.S. The song lyrics in the middle panel are from Never Meant by American Football.