The normal spring break this year for the majority of people my age at my school consists of binge drinking in Vegas, or sitting poolside at an all inclusive resort with their parents. While that sounds lovely, and nothing sounds better than day drinking, my lifestyle of living paycheck to paycheck does not provide for bottle service at the Cosmopolitan.
During my spring break I decided to come home and stay at my house for a week. Initially, the plan was to sleep in, eat free food, and get caught up on school work (or Modern Family). I know from experience, and from the undying reputation, that my hometown is extremely boring. There are actually a small list of things to do here, but anything that there is to do, either requires a wad of cash, or has to be done before five o’clock because the entire town shuts down early. Also, my schools spring break fell on a week different than all of my friends, and I refuse to eat lunch out by myself for an entire week.
For all of these reasons, I have decided to make my spring break as relaxing as possible. At the risk of sounding like an emotional, Eat, Pray, Love softy, my goals are to eliminate the stress of approaching college finals, and catch up on the little things in life that bring me peace.
I first discovered Blind Pilot in March when they performed in Missoula, MT. I had heard of them but I never heard their music and was apprehensive about spending the money. After going, I can confidently say that I would pay that $13 ten times over again. Their concert was an amazing experience. Not only did the entire bar suddenly feel like a large family (possibly a result of a group wine buzz), but I was also suddenly reminded that real vocal talent isolated from the flashy production distractions still exist.
Off of their hit filled album “We Are the Tide” Blind Pilot’s track “Half Moon” has become the song of spring break. The song has an uplifting feel, combined with an incredibly catchy chorus (my weakness). Also, lead singer Israel Nebeker’s voice is comparable to that of an angel. I encourage everyone reading this to listen to the recorded version of the track and compare it to this live version. You might find that some of Blind Pilot’s live recordings of songs are even better live, than they are recording.Source: SoundCloud / MMMusic