The video that started it all

For me anyway. I remember staying up late and watching this. I was amazed–I’d never heard anything like this. In my small town you got southern fried rock, country, some horrid metal thing, folk or classical. I’m sure there were other things going on, but that’s all I heard in junior high.

This was so different. He LOOKED different. He looked like a dreamy, angry nerd boy. His lyrics were harsh and beautiful, his playing powerful. It sounded like nothing I’d heard, but like something I felt in my guts and my heart. This the music, the video that started me down the musical path I’m still on. And he’s still amazing, to this day

We’ll see if this embedding works….

Well it did, but then when I added the next entry it screwed up the formatting, so here’s the url