I Should Have Been in a Band

Vin Rodriguez

I’ve been watching That Thing You Do lately.  I showed it to my daughter who of course fell in love with all the catchy songs and keeps playing the movie.  So there’s this moment when Ethan Embry’s character is dancing across the stage happily playing the bass, and I thought “That. Right There. That is What I Always Wanted.”

I realized, finally, that all these years that I lamented wishing how I had an artist community I belonged to like back in college as an artist… all the years where people ask me about being single and me not being able to express that what I really want is a partner and my best example is Matt Stone and Trey Parker… all the times I think back wistfully to my large group of friends from my early twenties. That’s a band.

I understand that not everyone gets along, I wrote…

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