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Silverchair are an Australian band which formed in 1992, when I was 12 years old and so were they, I was wide eyed for sure – Wow! How cool is that! Initially, and briefly calling themselves the Innocent Criminals, the three young men, Daniel Johns guitar and vocals, Ben Gillies on Drums and Chris Joannou on Bass went on to win major awards regularly. Rolling Stone ranked Daniel Johns at number 18 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 25 Most Underrated Guitarists. 

I know, I’m surprised too, I suppose that is why he is on the list.   Grunge, and all the big names that go along with that tag were major influences in the beginning of the bands history, the change in their musical interest and their own evolution reflected in the five studio albums produced.

This track is from their last album together Young Modern, after which the band split amicably in 2007.

Have you ever felt like “how did I get here?” drifting along and going with the flow caring about nothing and feeling invisible?  Sometimes it feels easier to go with the flow, follow the crowd, nod, smile and laugh in all the right places.   When this gets too much and you feel like running away to join the circus, pick a truth and follow it. It could be anything, looking after your body and your mind, looking after your family, having a go at something new with no thought of the outcome, simply to do something you might enjoy and see how you go.   

I picked a truth a while ago and keep trying to walk in a straight line, I don’t know what will happen, and I don’t need to.  It is better to keep going forward on this path, as I walk forward the path behind me falls away, I can’t go backwards.  Sometimes I feel like trying to turn around, back to nodding and smiling, but as I was reminded today “the old ways will be uncomfortable, for you will always know the truth”. Eloquent and accurate, it is better this way, sure it is more challenging holding myself accountable for my life, but I have opened my world up to everything, not always knowing what’s around the next bend and that is why it is so fantastic. 

The more I let go of wanting to know what will happen, the more magic shows up, everyday is pure potential.  I am sure I seem different to most people, and truly I hope I do, that’s the point isn’t it?

Are you walking in a straight line? Seriously I am interested, let me know, leave a comment on my blog    

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About the Curator: Erin Murray

Erin, a Mother of 1 little man and wife to 1 big man has learnt much about herself in the past few years.   After moving from the city to the bush (near the Ocean), there weren’t as many distractions as she had become accustomed to, in a smaller community she lost her anonymity and slowly began to become aware of herself, her feelings, the life she had created for herself and her relationships with others.  Seeking change from the feelings and behaviors which had become her normal, she sought out methods to do just that.  Slowly at first, then a bit more and a bit more she is becoming aware of what she actually wants for herself and has begun removing the things that aren’t that, inside and out.  Learning about faith (not religionJ), fun and how to be gentle with herself and others along the way.