I don’t get it man. As a writer I look forward to my day on here because the page I open up and start writing on is one of the most beautiful blank canvases I get to see. I love filling these canvases with words. I get such a high off of knowing that somewhere in this giant planet of ours someone will be reading this and connecting with the letters that I have strategically placed together; words becoming phrases and phrases becoming culture. That’s how our society lives these days, for the moment, and it is within those moments when we choose to let loose that we find the most bliss.
I would complain about my EMPT comrades missing their days and cheating the world of words that inspire, but what would be the point when you can’t force anyone to care about anything in life—and we shouldn’t. I won’t complain about finding new music to write about only to find out that it wasn’t placed into the used folder, again. I won’t complain about the rain today in New York, and I won’t complain about these allergies that I have that are completely fucking me because I have learned that life is so much better when we choose to be positive. There it is boys and girls. There is the answer that you have all been looking for these past few weeks, days, months and years. The answer to any and all questions in life is the fact that we have one choice to make from the moment we wake up in the mornings, and that choice is to either be positive about everything regardless of what that day may bring, or, to be negative.
Stay Forever by Panama is like listening to M83‘s Midnight City all over again. That feeling in your gut when you immediately know that you’ll love a song. That feeling of knowing that you will be raising a hand up in the air and chanting along at some point soon, as if no one is watching and as if the rain on a busy city street becomes more of a welcomed shower than a wet annoyance. Stay Forever is my version of singing in the rain today, and I love it for that because it is my version of my choice to remain positive no matter what petty shit is happening all around me. Yea, I know that the world is in chaos. I know that climate change is serious, and that ISIS threatens the very fabrics of our freedom, and that our financial facade of a system is on the brink of melting down, and that domestic violence and child abuse and the militarization of our police are all very horrendous things that are a reality in our worlds, but I choose to remain positive because that, is quite simply, my, choice.
Anyway, maybe my words here make you change your mind about how your day is going to go and how the rest of your week will transpire, or maybe it’s just Panama‘s airy vocals, bright synths and cool progressions that add that shimmer to your step and pave a brightly lit path to your next dance floor.
It did for me.