High school memories hold lots of significance for me. Soccer games, nights with girl friends, class rivalries, choir trips, late night projects. Amidst the great memories, one of the things that I remember most about high school is the deep interest lots of my friends had in really good music, and the influence that had on me. We’d spend nights listening to a new CD someone got. Or scan the area for concerts and shows that would fit into our tight teenage budget. And there are lots of memories that include hours sitting beside my musician friends while they ‘jam’. A term they claim to have developed in describing their attempts to play their instruments as loudly as possible, heads banging, feet thumping, wide grins across their faces.
I think lots of people at one point or another dream of being a musician. And I’m sure many of my high schools friends did. But only one of these friends is currently pursuing that dream today.
The best way Eric shares his love for music is through his own talent. He’s been writing songs ever since I’ve known him and I’ve seen him perform live numerous times.