no. 36 — AOID by Ratboys

I think my love for Ratboys snuck up on me. The first time I listened, I enjoyed it but wasn’t immediately drawn in the way I can be with other artists. Often when I love a band at first listen, I’ll sit listening to their music with their lyrics in front of me, actively trying to learn the words so I can sing along, because I think singing along is the most fun aspect of driving / going to shows. I also love reading the lyrics and scanning them for meaning the way I do with poetry[1]. All this to say I was surprised when a few months later when a song from AOID came on shuffle, I found myself singing along and…