I think my music taste is pretty good.
But I can't take full credit for it. It's really my dad's.
I've lost count of the number of times he's asked me, "Who's this?" while his hand covers the car radio displaying songs like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses.
Every day on the way to elementary and middle school, he'd quiz me on artists as we listened to the '90s alt-rock station on the radio. We did that for years. Let's just say I can recognize Kurt Cobain's vocal fry from a mile away (rest in peace, legend).
When I turned 16, got my diver's license and could drive myself to school, my dad and I's game came to an end.
Although I had full control of the aux as I drove to school, I didn't stray too far from The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer or The Cranberries. I added The Backseat Lovers, Phoebe Bridgers and Lana Del Rey to the mix, too, though. Duh.
I guess my music taste is a little bit of my dad and a little bit of me.
I'm not 16 anymore. I'm not even a teenager. That's a weird thing to come to terms with.
I opened a Roth IRA last week. I still feel like I'm a kid.