Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Big Star, Thirteen

I just can't seem to get Big Star's "Thirteen" out of my head. And why, really, would I even want to do such a thing? This song, written by Alex Chilton, seems to defy the logic of time. I don't mean it's timeless; it is. I mean, the song brings to the surface of my mind the most vivid memory of listening to it in high school, over and over again, even though I know for a fact that I never even heard of Big Star or this song until, at most, a few years ago.

Paramnesia, I believe, is the term for this sensation. Either that or Chiltonitis.

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