The Rock of My Young Age
In my early years I was a very impressionable kid. I was a sucker to the most popular things and what everyone had. It was a folly that taught me to be more wary of what is “in” today. However there was one movie that I am very glad had an influence on me.
School of Rock.
This movie completely changed my young mind’s perspective on music. I never really thought about what kind of music I liked best at the time.
After watching this movie though, I am a rocker for life.
However it wasn’t only the great music that had such a sway on me. It was the great story and acting that came along with it. To this day Jack Black is one of my all-time favorite actors. His liveliness and ferocity is both hilarious and highly entertaining. The way he approached teaching music to a group of kids in the movie really struck an irrevocable bond I had to the film.
The movie inspired me to pick up the guitar, something that I have been doing for at least 6 years now (not that I’m any good). Even when I watch it today I still get the tingles I felt as an adolescent completely awed to a new world of sights and sounds.
Below are two songs from the movie that still give me goosebumps. I hope you can enjoy them the same way I have for almost ten years now.