Sometimes life throws sand in your eyes, shoves you to the ground, and puts the whole weight of the world on top of you. In these moments you have a choice. You can stay down and let life zoom past you, or, you can lick your wounds and regain your balance by striding one foot in front of the other towards the goal line.
This week's track is "Walk" by the Foo Fighters. It tells an optimistic story of a character that has come to a life altering epiphany. They've come a long way in their endeavor - been beat up, thrown around, and tossed in life's industrial sized dryer for as long as they can remember. Instead of feeling defeated, they take back their life.
"Learning to walk again, I believe I've waited long enough"
They take back their life, their choice at living it, and know what they want. They've overcome so much this far along in life, they decide the only direction is forward. A fresh start among many, but this time, a positive one. You can tell that this becomes the driving force behind the song as it explodes into the bridge where Dave Grohl chants "I never wanna die".
The Foo Fighters stood behind this song and told a tremendous story of reflection into their own lives and the progression in mindset and resiliency it has taken to become who they are today. This song reminds me to get back on my feet and keep moving forward towards my goals and direction in life when I feel defeated. The last thing you want is to become a stranger to yourself - the Foo Fighters help me defeat that and any kind of self doubt I have within. I know they will for you too.
I believe we've all waited long enough, it's time to learn how to walk again.
Thanks Foo Fighters, and welcome to the Sizzle Bacon list!
Peace and Love,
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About the Curator - Jesse Simons
If there is one thing in all of existence that can possibly perk Jesse up more than a fresh dark roast coursing through his veins, it’s philanthropy work. His drive and passion for helping those in need is what he believes refines him the most as a strong, confident character.
Constantly inviting challenges to solve, you’ll be “cold pressed”, (caffeine is clearly essential), to find another person who looks as dashingly good looking in both a freshly pressed suit, and the same pair of sweatpants he’s put off washing from a few too many evenings couch surfing.
Jesse’s love for all genres of music started when he realized the power of music in the human experience. He believes each musician is the creative equivalent of a tectonic plate fault line. When musicians spread their art into the world, that fault line shifts, sending waves of raw emotion pouring from the track into the individuals absorbing it. Jesse came to the understanding that musicians weren’t just imperative to the human experience, they ARE the human experience.
From that day forward he has done everything in his power to help artists of all backgrounds and sound, spread their craft.