always on our minds

“I’m not gonna let you become one of those.”

October 21, 2014 By: Steve Yaffe

In my early 20’s I spent a lot of time in various bands. I wrote lyrics, and screamed them over

In my early 20’s I spent a lot of time in various bands. I wrote lyrics, and screamed them over excessively loud guitars. And as most front men do, I had a tight friendship with the lead guitar player. We were Jagger & Richards, DeLaRocha & Morello, Bono & The Edge. At least in our minds. I’m pretty sure everyone else saw Jay & Silent Bob or Abbott & Costello. I had no clue. I was so lost in making music, and being “creative”, that it didn’t matter. I was the most engaged as I had ever been in my life. I was an “artist”. One day, as artists do, we were sitting around smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee. Discussing the latest cool shit. Talking about how profound our music was. It was on such another level that regular people...

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