1 hour 17 min (18 tracks)
Sad, lock the door and hideaway in the feels
Blink 182, Evanescence, 3 Doors Down
And here’s to the nights we felt alive
Here’s to the tears you knew you’d cry
Here’s to goodbye, tomorrow’s gonna come too soon
—From Here’s To The Night by Eve 6
The teenage winds of angst do so violently blow.
They pick up speed in the middle passage of who one thinks they are and who one is supposed to be.
They scatter the steady trade winds of parental authority and buffet the lonely sailor in his small boat with doubt, peer pressure, identity, and independence. They rattle the cages of restraint. They blow down the houses what once was, and what cannot be again.
And when they pause for a moment, even for a little, the chaos of being and trying to be remains.
Tread lightly, listen loudly.
High School Mixtape, Vol 1: Confusing Sadness is a playlist by Séraphin Turihamwe from The Eternal Audience Of One, a novel by Rémy Ngamije, now available at all fine bookstores and Amazon.