I was wondering if I was the only one who did not give a damn about the olympics game. I knew it was a litte bit too late to talk about the olympics, because it’s over, but… see? That’s how much I didn’t care.
So what have changed?
On the morning before the Olympics game closing ceremony, the OASIS facebook group posted something about Liam Gallagher and Wonderwall. After a short conversation in the comment box, and a simple google search, I found out that Beady Eye would perform “Wonderwall” on the closing ceremony. NME said that the committee have asked Noel Gallagher to do the show, but he rejected the offer. But hey, after I watched the entire show, I kind of having a vague idea why he refused to show.
But that was the first time I actually care about what was going on in the Olympic Games. That was the first time I cared enough to find where I can streamed an online live broadcast. I cared. How surprising?
I was in the middle of doing all the dissertation shit, and suddenly Liam Gallagher showed up in a show and I decided… hey. Why not taking a little break? Scumbag brain.
Maybe some people questioned why OASIS was so important for me. I might say that their music has saved my life many times. Their song inspired me to do something, to be someone, and to go somewhere. Here. In this country. This band give me toe courage to dream, and aim high.
I know that OASIS is not the only great band which can move me and save my soul. Music in general have saved my soul. But why OASIS?
The first time I listened to OASIS when I was 14 years old. My cousin recorded me a tape of a compiled album of spice girls and boyzone, and one Oasis song there. It was “Don’t Go Away”. It just simply became one of my favourite track, and I tried to find more. And there came the internet, and *cough*napster*cough* and *cough*audiogalaxy*cough*. Long before *cough*kazaa*cough* and *cough*4shared*cough*. I really think I need a cough syrup here.
Then I was crazy about them.
I was crazy. About. Them.
I didn’t know how they looked, and I didn’t care. I just liked the song Noel wrote, and Liam’s voice. And was broken hearted when I know they disbanded. And heck it didn’t stop me to pursue my dream to come to this country just to be able to come to their hometown one day. I met Noel Gallagher… fyi.
But why OASIS?
My reasons before were all emotional. I didn’t know that there could be another reasons, because I though music is always emotional. But no. Thanks to my persistence of watching the whole seasons of Criminal Minds, I found the answer:
“14 is when you start to make your own musical choices. Our cognitive development evolves at that age and we start to form our cultural identity. Those musical experiances imprint on us. Our hormonal surges as teenagers may make the choices seem more personal and passionate. But no music ever impacts us as much as that, that we listen to at age 14”
(Spencer Reid – Criminal Minds “s7 ep12: Unknown Subject”, 2012)
Is that a fate?
Is that a fate that my cousin slipped one OASIS song among other boybands pop tracks? Do I owe my cousin for making me someone with a good musical taste?
But what is it about being 14?
Amy Chua’s daughter rebelled when she was 13 (it’s almost 14, right?). Her first daugter said that she was miserable at the same age. Chua also said that she have received a lot of e-mails from 14 years old kids who believed that they can do better with a better motivation. What happened when I was 14?
Was that the first time I received a love letter? Or the first time I liked a girl? And a boy? Oh damn I was always a greedy bitch! I think 14 is the first time I had my own mobile phone. Oh that’s my first period!!
Oh and then 15. I guess, Five for Fighting made a really good song about being 15.
“Fifteen there’s still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
Fifteen, there’s never a wish better than this
When you only got hundred years to live ”
(100 years – Five for Fighting)
anyway… forget about Olympics. I don’t give a damn about it, however… have you missed your teenage life yet?