i sit here listening to Life's Rich Pageant. . .in particular Don't Fall On Me. . .and as i do so i can distinctly remember the night this record "hit" me. . .i was down in FLA at my cousin Teresa's house and everyone had gone to sleep. . .i couldn't have been over 14. . .maybe 15. . .and i had brought my cd player (yes iPods weren't around yet) and i put this cd in and laid on the couch a room lit by one single lamp and i listened to EVERY single note of this record and thought to myself, "If one day i can make music that is this AMAZING then i've really done something." Well i'm still waiting to do that. . .and i'm sure if you asked any member of REM they'd say "We had NO idea what we're doing!". . .and of course its aruguable that this album is REM's very best (though it definitely ranks up there). . .it just hit me all over again how great the songs and the performances and maybe even more importantly, the IDEAS are on this record are. . .i dunno. . .i could gush on about this one for hours and hours. . .
anywho. . .do you have something like that?. . .a work of some sort that gets you?. . .that will always be super special to you for some reason and will always have that transportative power??. . .i sure hope you do. . .