On New Years Eve and New Years Day I found myself laying in bed watching a Spider-Man marathon on a network dedicated to kids' programming. I know, what an exciting life I lead. In one episode Spider-Man rescues Mary Jane from a villain (the Green Goblin, I believe) while she's performing a play live in an open auditorium. The villain flees before Spider-Man, so the hero, being a gentleman, retrieves a headband costume piece Mary Jane had dropped during the attack. When he turns to return the headband, Spider-Man is crestfallen to see Mary Jane, the object of his affection, fawning over her new boyfriend Harry Osborn. Spider-Man drops the headband down to Mary Jane from above and hurriedly swings away. Upset that his great responsibility has once again affected his personal life in a negative way, Spider-Man scoffs, "Save the world, lose the girl."
A week later Jason is just rock 'n' rollin' with a thread titled "Weekly Nostalgia: Midtown." Everyone reminisces about how great Midtown was, and Anton weeps because the word is "was."
It's the start of 2009, so it's time for me to catch up on some music I've been meaning to listen to for days/months/years. I'll start with this album, and I'll hope Anton doesn't shun me from his life because I'm this late to the party.
Disclaimer: I did rock out to Midtown songs in high school and beyond (I remember leaving my computer on all night to download the music video for "Like a Movie" over a dial-up connection), and I did listen to some songs off of Save the World, Lose the Girl, I just never owned the album. Now just rock 'n' roll. Yeaaah!