Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year: "The Fixer"
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year: “The Fixer”
May 2010 was a pretty rough time for me, for a bunch of reasons. I was struggling with a lot of “demons” and insecurities — struggles that I, luckily, didn’t have to go through alone, thanks to my family. I’m not a huge Pearl Jam fan, but I’d bought Backspacer (only the second PJ album I’d ever purchased) the previous fall, and this tune was one I came back to a lot last May and through the summer. The chorus — “And fight to get it back again” — is a line that rings through my head fairly often, especially when I’m having a rough day, or feeling that I don’t have any creative gas left in the tank.
I figure if these guys still have the fire in them to write and record songs with balls this big after 20 years and 9 albums, then I have no excuse wussing out!