I don’t know how to pick a favorite quote from this essay, so I’ll just go with this one. If you were born in the late 70s or early 80s, you have to read this. Just trust me.

I couldn’t try every sort of music, but I could find one and set up camp and live there for a week, a month, a year, and allow it to imprint in lasting ways on the way I saw the world. There’s a reason music never felt overwhelming to me the way it does now. It felt like a treasure hunt. It felt like a gift.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides