My CD player in my car is broken, so my en route music consumption has been relegated to radio. The station I listen to, 94.7, has a few bands that they play in excess—The Killers, Sublime, and Pearl Jam, to name a few. One of the bands they play the most often, though, is Nirvana. I guess maybe it’s a Pacific Northwest pride thing? Continually hearing some classic gems from the Seattle grunge band called to mind their video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” one of the most iconic music videos of the 90’s, if not of all time. It so encapsulates a movement and a generation: the long hair and head-banging, the flannel and the fog, the tattooed cheerleaders leading the pep assembly from hell, where order descends into chaos. It’s anthemic. The lyrics of the song may be garbled, but the dark imagery of the video speaks for itself.
Hi, My Name Is Kendall.
My Loves:My Canon AE-1 film camera.
Used book stores.
Cherry limeades from Sonic.
Listening:Bat For Lashes, The Haunted Man
The xx, Coexist
Usher, Looking 4 Myself
Reading:Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Watching:Dexter, Season 7
How I Met Your Mother, Season 8
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24 Before 251. Take the GRE
Read every Harry Potter book
3. Rendezvous with my parents in Scotland
4. Write a good short story
5. Go to the ballet
6. Blog re-design
Go to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
8. Start running again
Get published on Thought Catalog
10. Learn Italian
Take a train journey
Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik
Get a tattoo
Hike Mt. Si
15. Buy a piece of clothing in Italy
16. Classic movie marathon
See a concert somewhere in Europe
18. Croatian vacation
19. Write one poem a day for one month
20. Sew a dress
21. Drive a car in the U.K.
22. Visit Stockholm while it’s snowing
Learn how to French braid
24. Make music