Saturday, October 22, 2011
311 had more of an impact on me than I realize...
Picture it: late 90s, early 00s...
I listened to them all the time, I still only have the albums they came out with during that time... Music, Grassroots, Self-titled, and Transistor. Not that I don't like the music they have come out with since then, I honestly just haven't been buying CDs.
Anyway, I was driving home from Beaufort on Thursday and had my iPod plugged in to the car stereo. I decided that I was in a 311 kind of mood so I put it on. (I know all the words to Do You Right from start to finish - my favorite 311 song!) As I listened to the different songs that came on, I realized three little 311 things that I've carried with me through the years.
Fun fact: while I was listening to 311 I noticed that my trip-o-meter in the car was right on 311! I kid you not, before I could get my phone out to take a picture it turned to 311.1. Moment gone, but it was fun!
1. Loco. My cat. Definitely named her after the 311 song Loco. If you're familiar with the song - no, I did not trip the 'shrooms fantastic. I just really liked the tune!
2. Little Bastard. My old car. There is a part in the 311 song Salsa where they are singing real fast and you can barely understand what they're saying until suddenly S.A. says Little Bastard. For some reason I passed that along to my car and it was it's name.
3. Silver. A password. Weird, because the song itself didn't really mean much, it was just a simple one-word random response I could use for a password. Interestingly enough, I've incorporated it into many passwords even to this day. No, I'm not telling you which ones. And no, I don't feel like I'm a total ding-dong for revealing this. I make my passwords a combination of all sorts of things - letters, numbers, symbols - so I can say with a great deal of confidence that you'll never know.