Archive for February 13th, 2011
Lose Yourself, by Eminem, originally from the film, 8 Mile, could be the soundtrack for a variety of life events.
During my brother’s senior year in high school, he was standing front and center on the pitcher’s mound, all eyes on him. If he threw one last strike, the game would be over, his team victorious, and this would be the first no-hitter of his career. The sideline chatter silenced to the point you could hear a pin drop. His teammates rooted for this unlikely sports star, who had risen slowly and steadily from shy bench warmer to lead pitcher. This was the moment, his moment, when years of practice, sweat, and patiently awaiting his turn were about to be put to the test. Ok, I’m getting a little bit nervous right now… Cue music… Fortunately, he did pitch the winning strike. Phew, otherwise, this song would not have been the right soundtrack…
And recently, while watching The King’s Speech, climaxing with stutterer King George VI overcoming his greatest fear, and delivering a profound and dynamic radio speech, I thought to myself, “Hmm, although the genre of the day was classical, this is definitely a ‘Lose Yourself’ moment.” [ Read the full article ] »
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it? Or just let it slip?
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out
He’s choking how, everybody’s joking now [ Read the full article ] »