Do I remember where I was in August of 1995? Oh, yes I do. I had just moved to Hong Kong an act that formalized my joining the rat race. I had let go of the stuff of my childhood and days as a bachelor – comics books, compact disc and vinyl records, music and porn magazines since I began working. But this is Hong Kong and there is just so much more here than in Manila. I had been in the Crown Colony for over two months and one time -- and on a whim I might add – I picked up a copy of Spin magazine that had punk band Rancid on the cover. I was mesmerized and bought it. The sight of a mohawked punk rocker is sure to attract attention for a cover, don't you think?
That same day I went back out into the streets to Silvercord Center in Tsim Sha Tsui which is kind of near from where I was staying. There was a CD store there and I picked up Rancid’s “…And out Come the Wolves” that proved to be a fucking fantastic buy. As I was holding up the CD, there was a music video playing and there was this five-piece band all in white performing a really cool song that reminded be of the Beatles except that they rocked harder than the Liverpool lads could ever hope for. I was enthralled and it shook me. It was Oasis and they were performing “Roll With It.”
I bought the CD single and right there and then I decided that I was going to grow up. I let music once more take hold of my life. "I think I've got a feeling I've lost inside. I think I've got a feeling I've lost inside."
The memory of that all came back when I picked up a CD of Oasis' latest greatest hits compilation titled "Time Flies... 1994-2009" that had the thoughts of Noel Gallagher and fans about the band's singles. I thought I'd add mine right here.