Soundtrack: Foo Fighters’ “The Pretender” (of course)
I don’t remember that exact date in 2008, but I do remember that one fateful afternoon when I was talking to a friend of mine while we were on our usual MRT ride back home.
Mr. Rollins, that friend of mine I was talking about, asked me what my favorite Foo Fighters songs are. Of course I love “All My Life”, the first song I heard from them, and their music video of it was the first I have seen from them. I also love the stage anthem “Best of You” and the motivating-and-feel-good “Learn to Fly”. And take note that I am only a casual fan of the band by then.
Mr. Rollins said, “Awesome! But have you heard of ‘The Pretender’?”
“No. Not yet,” I said.
“No way. You should check it out right now. I think you will like it.”
He gave me his earphones for a while, I plugged in it and after just a few seconds of the song’s gloomy Led Zeppelin-isque guitars and strings, my eyes got wider, my whole surroundings became more vibrant and I can feel the blood flowing all over my arteries and veins. (And for good reason.) That a very day, not only I discovered and liked “The Pretender” very much, I discovered my favorite song of all time. And I have my eternal thanks to Mr. Rollins for that.