'Underage Thinking' is playing in the background

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/05/25 08:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/05/25/2862437.aspx

Absolutely nothing technical here! 

When I tell people I enjoy listening to Teddy Geiger's Underage Thinking, people tend to look at me a little funny.

And not just the people who have no idea who the hell Teddy Geiger is. Even the ones who know are a little confused.

After all, he is hardly an angry female singer/songwriter (well, two out of four ain't too bad but it still seems against type).

And I am also not a 17-year-old girl. I don't even know any 17 year olds at the moment.

(I point this out since Teddy was in the cover of Seventeen last November!)

But I carry on and point out his role of Wayne Jensen on Love Monkey, the show that should still be on the air.

And if you take lyrics like this:

I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
You always want what you can't have
But I've got to try
I'm gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
For you I will

It is obvious that he is very young and idealistic about love. Was I ever that young?

Shit, I just realized why I am listening to him.

Because I once was that young. And I once did feel that way, though I was not nearly as articulate about what I was feeling at the time.

He has something that I lost some time over the last twenty years. Before I even knew it was something worth happening....

Summary? As far a I can tell, Teddy Geiger is a more attractive, more articulate, more talented, and more successful version of the person I was back then. :-)

(And also fall short of a Tom Ferrell type too, but that's another story!)

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