Summer 2013 is winding down. Soon enough we’ll see the leaves start to change colors and pumpkin flavored everything, everywhere. I don’t know about all of you but the past few months have been awesome.
This summer I managed to do some pretty neat things. I watched my baby sister graduate from high school, and then start her first semester at UNC. I went to Colorado, where I hung out with some dear ol’ friends in Denver, went skydiving (talk about some sort of crazy), and struggled to breathe at Pike’s Peak. I went to Orlando and made some everlasting memories with hilarious people at Universal City Walk. I went to Chicago with awesome folks and saw some spectacular performances at Lollapalooza; one of my favorite moments was seeing The Postal Service playing their next to last set ever (or so they said).
Among all of those trips, I still managed to make some fun memories in our nation’s wonderful capital. One of my favorites was seeing my favorite band of 13 years, Jimmy Eat World, play at the 9:30 Club. This was my fourth time seeing them but I was able to share this memory with both of my sisters – it was the first time all three of us went to a show together.
All in all, this summer was the best yet. New friendships were born and old ones were rekindled. Personal goals were met, and some even surpassed expectations.
So I could easily end this post with a slow-tempo piece that will make you fall asleep. When you first press “play” on this indie-pop power track, you’ll think that I did just that. Wait about twenty seconds, and you’ll be tapping your foot, nodding your head to the beat, and possibly have a big grin on your face thinking back about your fun times from this summer.
The track is called Campfire by Satellite Stories. If you’ve been reading 1146 miles frequently for the past year or two, then Satellite Stories’ track Anti-Lover may ring a bell. Campfire is from the band’s upcoming album, Pine Trails, which will be out November 1.
If you’re new to the musical stylings of Satellite Stories and can’t wait until November 1 to hear their new material, be sure to check out their amazing 2012 full-length release, Phrases to Break the Ice, which can be found on iTunes.