Today we debut a new post series called "Memory Lane Monday," where our DJs share their favorite throwback songs and the memories they evoke. Up first is Sean Johnson, with his thoughts on John Mayer's "No Such Thing."
Sean Johnson on “No Such Thing” by John Mayer:
“I first heard this song at the very end of high school. As I listened to it, I started to really grasp the fact that as soon as I received my diploma, the world could be absolutely anything I wanted to make of it. In a sense it foreshadowed what was to come, and ultimately my career in music & DJing. I recently heard it again, after it slipped from the forefront of my memory so long ago, and I felt that feeling all over again! This time, I was able to see it from a different perspective. As I was younger I (like many others) saw the progression of life to be:
1) Get a traditional job as the first step to adult life 2) Work really really hard at that job and put off everything else to earn your paycheck 3) Eventually retire, and finally get a chance to do what you want everyday with the years you have left
Now older and wiser (hopefully), I know that you can make your life into whatever you desire. There's no "rules" to life. Just live it, and don't sacrifice happiness for money. In the end, John Mayer said it best:
‘I wanna run through the halls of my high school I wanna scream at the top of my lungs I just found out there's no such thing as the real world Just a lie you've got to rise above’