01:38 PM on 02/26/12
MAKE EVIL AFRAID OF EVILS SHADOW
Both my mom and dad have younger brothers that where probably 18ish around 2003 (my uncles). They had a huge influence on my tastes, introducing me to Brand New, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Something Corporate and a whole lot more when I was in grades 2 and 3.
I remember the uncle on my moms side giving me like 15 CD's one day, among them being Take This To Your Grave, North, Pollyanna, and I cant remember all of them, but they're all awesome.
Then my dads little brother introduced me to Deja in 2003 when it came out, all though he didn't even realize he was introducing me... more just playing it while i was around. That record has changed my life.
Then my dad listened to Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind, but I'm pretty sure he was exposed to them by his little brother.
So growing up from the time I was in grade 3 up until now, listening to Brand New and Jimmy Eat World has been amazing. Very grateful it happened.