#2 The Wonder Years - Suburbia, I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing
I'm running out of ways to say that I'm a big fucking baby and this was my big fucking pacifier (Or maybe I'm not!!!). Regardless, anyone who's ever followed this band knows the deal. They went from jokes to, well, something else. Maybe I can relate, to a certain extent. When I started writing for this site, all I wanted to do was make people laugh. I just wanted users to understand that music "journalism" or, really, anything music related, can be done a million different ways. My old standbys were jokes about food and jokes about myself. Which, yeah, that sounds a lot like Let's Get Stoked on It! But then something happened, life or whatever else, and everything didn't always seem so funny. Or, at least, not every situation needed a joke.
I could see you interpreting this as, "Oh fuck, Blake got boring." While I don't believe that to be true, I can see how people would be like, "Dude, what gives?!" I know but I don't really know. This whole thing is a sort of ebb and flow, which is how I picture The Wonder Years' career path. Songs like "Came Out Swinging" and "Hoodie Weather" and "My Life As A Pigeon" are bigger and more dynamic and more adult then anything else the band has given us. Yet I still think there is a life and enthusiasm in these songs that is so much fun to listen to. The term "maturation" gets thrown around a lot, but I don't think that's what this is. I think this is, more simply, just some dudes who had to figure out a new way to deal with their shit. I haven't quite figured that part out yet, but I guess if these guys can do it, so can I.