Today’s story begins in Perry, GA in 1982.
1982 was the year that Ernest Greene was born in the small town south of Macon.
Though few recognize the name Ernest Greene, many know Mr. Greene by his stage name “Washed Out.”
I first discovered Washed Out’s music a few years ago and it served as my introduction to a sub-genre of indie music referred to as “chillwave.”
This wikipedia entry describes chillwave with phrases like “faded soundscapes” and “dreamy lyrical reflections.”
I have no earthly idea what these descriptions mean. I just know I like Washed Out’s music and often have it and other similar music playing in the background while I’m working.