Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Back to Digital Dreams: Mike Stud "In This Life"

To the blogosphere and youtube groupies growing exponentially by the minute, he's cocky, witty Mike Stud, a rapper in D.C. with over 12 million hits on his youtube channel and a fan base that keeps his tours anything but boring.

He's on Back to A (which, as you know, is more about paint and yellow and DIY) because he's Michael Seander, the baseball star from Providence, Rhode Island who went on to to Duke University and at the height of his All American dreams got injured and had to make a Plan B post Tommy John surgery. Pushing on at Georgetown, here's a player who knows a little something about life on the rebound, and how sometimes the initial track - especially for those of us who hit it engines steaming, no obstacles in our path, at a jaw-dropping, mind blowing speed - well, we know all too uncomfortably well when that dream gets busted, it can't ever quite be recreated.

So then there's a lot of time reflecting on past glory, a lot of "what's next" and "what's the point" and worst of all - being second best or "pretty good" when you're used to #1 - and then. . . finding something else that comes out of left field - something you always considered a hobby or a sidetrack - or, embarrassing, even, because it's not the initial goal you thought your path was set on or what the family and the friends expected and respected you for.

I like everything about this guy. But I think "In This Life" spins brilliant. . . spin it. It's worth it. The kid is a genius, and so are his lyrics. Back to the original Duke boy. 

Look at you now, Seander, bouncin' back like a rebound. Nothing wrong with wanting it all. Shakespeare was a cocky kid who made up words and rhymes for the fun of it, too.

Back to starin' at my Macbook. I got them digital dreams, too.
Triple AAA no battery.


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