Since I haven’t written in an unforgivably long time, please enjoy this exceptional write-up and all the feels that go along with it.
During the first semester of my sophomore year, I took a class called “Race and Gender in Pop Music.” Fortunately for me, this didn’t simply just mean pop music, but also extended into the breadth of rock and roll. I loved it.
One day, our professor gave us this task at the end of class:
“Next time we meet, I want you to think of what your anthem is – like a song that really represents you.”
And she gave us a week to think.
By next class, I hadn’t thought of a song – I couldn’t choose. I told the class “White Flag” by Dido was my anthem because it was the first song that I felt like I ever “got into.” After that song, I became a Dido fan and that’s how I became the music-geeky person you know today.
Since then, I always liked pondering about what…
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