Kicking Giant - Secret Teenage Summer as reviewed by herbstlager

April 12, 2009
edited over 9 years ago
I ordered this tape from the back of the K catalog in my bedroom in Kentucky at the age of 14. For a time it became my favorite thing, embodying a strange kind of emotional freedom & purpose just as I needed it most. Of all the things I learned from it, I think the most incredible was simply that someone far away had made something very small--a short run of seemingly homemade cassette tapes--that had managed to find truly dear value in the hands of a stranger thousands of miles away. Smaller things--the things we are clearly capable of--can be of real consequence to another person, and having such an effect on even one person is enough to constitute real 'success.'