There are moments when I'm listening to The Gaslight Anthem that I start to get this odd feeling in my stomach ... it's this feeling that starts in my abdomen and then crawls upward toward the chest. It's this feeling that I'm witnessing something special. That I'm seeing something classic, timeless, spark up in front of me - and that I would be forever wrong to turn away. It's this feeling that I'm inside of a time capsule ... and 20, 30, 50 years from now there will be someone listening to these songs and wondering what it was like to hear them when the band first wrote them. To experience them when they first hit the airwaves.
It's the same feeling when I ask my dad what it was like to live through Elvis. The Beatles. Bob Dylan. When I ask if he ever stopped and...[read more]