day 15 – a song that describes you

Fuck orders, I’m skipping this song thing like a motherfucker. Even though I got bored of it. Ha!

Everyone is different. And yet, everyone wants to be the same. It’s a constant since caveman times, although back then it was a necessity – groups live longer than individuals. This has become communities. People want to be a part of a community. And yet, they also want to stand out within that community. It’s a dichotomy. You can’t stand out while blending in.

As much as this may describe me, it will also describe you. And everyone. Especially where the internet is concerned. You have an opinion and a voice and fingers. You want to contribute to your favourite site or forum or Facebook or Twitter, but you don’t just want to repeat what everyone else is saying. You want to stand out, even though you’re only going to get the same little paragraph as everyone else. You re-tweet what you think your friends will like, but then you’ll itch to post something yourself, to put your stamp on things. To let people know that you were there.

Everything I ever say or do is along these lines. I want to stand out, but only within my close circle of friends, and only if it doesn’t upset any of them. The rare time something I’ve done or said has upset a true friend, I’ve either fervently believed I was in the right and stood my ground, or I’ve backed down at a rapid rate of knots because I’ve known I was wrong in the first place. Or I’ve backed down to save their feelings, because, to quote George Clooney in From Dusk Til Dawn, “I may be a bastard, but I’m not a fucking bastard”. Sometimes I need to hide in the middle. Sometimes I’m happy to blend in, right up to the point where I feel I’m being lost in the crowd. And then I push back.

So a song that describes me then. A song that encapsulates the most obvious personality traits I have, that shows what people may perceive to be bravery is actually tons of fear, would have to be Radio Protector by 65daysofstatic. An instrumental, but never to be listened to in the background. A blend of all sorts, and yet very distinct. An epic that is fragile round the edges. The kind of thing I’d love to get my friends to play, but they wouldn’t, because I’m the only person I know who likes the song. Because I’m different.


    will you get cross with me if i say i love that song, it’s epic 🙂 xxx

  • Not at all, like what you like 🙂

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