Every year, as the new year approaches, we get reflective. Often, we come to one of two conclusions:
- This year that is ending was awesome.
- This year that is ending can suck it.
I was in the latter camp this year. I am glad to see 2013 safely behind me. And yet, December was wonderful. I forged new friendships. I broadened my community of writers and artists. I committed myself to new projects. I took charge. I can see now how I needed to get through all that chaff to arrive at something potentially life-changing.
It’s almost comical how obsessed I became with this track by LCD Soundsystem in 2013. Songs have a way of entering my life and my consciousness at just the right time. “Home” is the last track on the final album by LCD Soundsystem before they broke up in 2010. It’s simultaneously an ode and a fuck-you to their career, an insight to the tolls that rigorous touring and fame took on them.
I could go on and on about what the song means, but I’d rather say what it means to me. It’s about returning to yourself, to what makes you whole, to what makes you happy. It’s about grounding yourself. It’s about being okay with this here, right now.
It’s about going Home.
I love you all. Happy new year.