If there’s one thing Simon’s Rock students have in common, it’s daddy issues. There is something so perfectly pure about the rage in a song about hating your dad; so this week I present you all with a short playlist of songs about bad dads, just in case these family weekends are getting you more down than usual. You can find the playlist here.
One of the first things you learn when studying cinematography is that a handheld shot (shakier footage) creates high emotional stakes. I always think of home movies, made with an old camcorder then lost in a pile of other seemingly more important memorial remnants. In some ways I hate them and wish I could purge them from existence; however, in other ways, they remind me of hot summers and plans that fall through as soon as autumn hits. Now that my days of running around making hypothetical plans have seemingly come to an end, I find myself nostalgic for the things I said I would do but never did. I wonder what would be different if I had actually sent letters to that person every week, or if I had taught myself to skate. Anyway, here’s to those shaky homemade movies that you want to burn but never will. The playlist can be found here.