As I walked toward the Greenwood block party last September, just as it seemed like it was about over, a familiar sound caught my ear. Amid the echoes of jubilant laughter and delirious chatter, I heard the unmistakable opening notes of “Mr.
You’re a teenager and it’s your first day back at school after a wonderful summer vacation. The air is still warm and your excitement about the coming year dominates any malevolent feelings you may have toward the early mornings and the monotonous schedule of lower education.
Upon first glance, these songs don’t seem entirely related, apart from the shared title, but it reveals an important commonality that these artists share even across different genres — an appreciation for music as the spirit of the traveler.