Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year: "The Fixer"

Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year: “The Fixer”

old guys can rock too

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.

EV will shred the cords for ya

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!


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on June 8, 2011, in 30 Songs, Pop Culture, Rock and Roll. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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