Originally Posted by Zack Haughton
Wow. There are definitely times on this site when I thought you were just a cynical douchebag, Jason. And that might sound harsh, but it's true. It's not like I thought that's all you were, but definitely somewhat. But something about the way you wrote this list--the bands you mentioned, the albums you mentioned, every single one of them--might be my top 10 list of all time. Switch around the order just a tad, but something about the list you just put together..it made me realize, you're not some guy who started a business. You're a kid who loved music. You're just like me.
There aren't too many times that I actually feel something from the internet these days. Maybe it's just that I'm jaded, maybe it's just that society kind of killed the internet for anything that isn't porn, illegal downloads, and memes. But this (along with the DTR post from last week) took me down a road I hadn't been down in a long time. Some of these albums I would tell you were among my favorites of all time, but I hadn't listened to them in years. Maybe I thought I 'grew up', maybe my taste changed. But the second I pressed play and heard the busy tone at the beginning of Tell That Mick, I remembered something.
This site isn't made for its joke thread. Its not meant for its entertainment forum or its weekly video game roundup (although great job!). It's meant for kids, like you, like me, to be exactly what we are--kids. Whether you're 13 or 35. It's a place where you can tell someone you sat under the stars and listened to Through Being Cool as if it were the greatest event in the history of mankind, and have people understand what you mean. It's probably just the fact that I've still got a buzz going and The Muppet Movie is a heartstring tugger but, I don't know how often you hear this anymore from just a site regular, instead of on the liner notes of albums, or from the editor of a music blog, or whatever, but thanks man. You're a real inspiration and in the best way, because you're not only just like us, but you are us. We all get chills when the opening chords to Cute Without the E come on and we all simultaneously scream our lungs out when the opening lines hit on You're So Last Summer.
I forgot that somewhere along the line. I don't think we'll ever see music the way it was in the early 2000's again. The world has moved on from that. But, here, in this small little island we call ap.net..here, we haven't. And I hope we never do.