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Monday, March 3, 2008

Father of Mine

posted by on March 3 at 14:35 PM

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Today’s news about Everclear releasing a new album brings me back to a more simple time in life. Back before high school, girlfriends, and puberty, when it all got so hectic and hard. It was 1997, so I must have been nine or ten years old when I first heard their hit song, “Father of Mine” on Kiss 106.1. That song ran my world for a solid minute, and I remember I definitely bought the album, So Much For The Afterglow, specifically to listen to it over and over again. What was it about the song that hit me so hard? I can’t explain it. Even hearing it today breaks my heart a little bit. The story of a boy abandoned, given a name, only to have his neglectful father walk away and out of his life…

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oh my. i wasn't that young. i do remember my quarterlife angst soundtrack including 'santa monica'; doing a jersey drive by shout out to art alexakis (sp?) in manhattan; and going to see them at i think the roxy in new york and feeling like we were the oldest group of people there especially when some girl spilled her giant PEPSI on me...um yeah. ...let's stand beside the ocean and watch the world die...

Posted by xina | March 3, 2008 4:01 PM
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I thought he kicked those other two guys out of the band. Is that an old photo?

Posted by unarata | March 3, 2008 5:00 PM
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A good chunk of my high school days were definitely owned by World of Noise/Sparkle and Fade.

Dont know how well they hold up these days...but they rocked back then

Posted by thewildcard | March 3, 2008 6:16 PM
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Yes, new band behind Alex now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everclear_(band)

Posted by CP | March 4, 2008 5:36 PM
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I was a big fan back in the World of Noise/Sparkle and Fade days. They really jumped the shark after those two albums and haven't been the same since.

Posted by clint | March 5, 2008 10:56 AM

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