maybe a year ago i had the idea of covering songs over the phone and posting them to a tumblr account. i recorded this song and forgot about the whole thing. anyways, i saw it tonight and listened to it again. mark hoppus blink 182 songs are the best.
I had too much I wanted to say about this one so I put off reblogging it and subsequently have not been been reblogging I should probably try to say something brief. This song is really important to me because, although it is not about me, it paints an image of a really important time for me when Molly and I were first becoming close friends down in NOLA. Though the song is about betty, the song brings me back to St. Mary’s in the lower 9th ward. I can’t express how much I love this.
“They… brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned…. They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane…. They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”—
Columbus writing about the Arawaks in his journal, as quoted from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.