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Mazzy Star

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And they say everybody steals somebody's heart away

And I've got nothing more to say about it

Nothing more than you would me

 

Anybody who expects some sort of gangsta rap playing in the background, while having an interview with Kevin Mazzola, is in for a surprise. A mixture of sadness and beauty is the soundtrack of his life. And is there a better way to describe his current season with the New Jersey Evolution?

 

"Somebody gave me a record of them years ago as a present. She just went by the name of the group. Mazzy Star - that was close enough to a guy with my name who was on his way to sign his first big contract as a basketball player", says Mazzola. The rest was history, as they say. But in this case, it's not a story of hoops.

 

"It's strange. But I feel like I'm truely in love with this woman singing there. But not with the actual person in the here an now - but with the singer she was some 20 years ago. Watching the old clips with her just standing there, singing and playing the harmonica... That's peace, man. And longing. And the knowledge that things are not the way they could be. Or how things should be", says Mazzola. That singer is Hope. Hope Sandoval.

 

Send me your flowers of your december

Send me your dreams of your candy wine

I got just one thing I can't give you

Just one…

 

Kevin Mazzola is in a strange situation these days. He's posting the best numbers of his career (19.7 points in 28.4 minutes per game on .47 shooting). But nobody takes notice of it. The Evolution is playing yet another pityful year. They won just one of their last 15 games. Can you be a star in a place that absorbes all the light?

 

"I don't see it this way. Look at the young guys on our team. Atherton. Engram. Richardson. Denton. These guys have potential. I have hope that I'll still be around when they hit their prime", says Mazzola.

 

Having Hope - Mazzola's mantra. Meanwhile, Hope Sandoval and Mazzy Star started to play their next song. 

 

You live your life, you go in shadows

You'll come apart and you'll go blind

Some kind of night into your darkness

Colors your eyes with what's not there

 

Kevin Mazzola closed his eyes while listening to the tunes. He watched the performance of this song so many times, there is no need to see it again on youtube. In his world, Hope Sandoval is right there with him in this very moment. In his world, there might even be a reason to all the sadness that's been delivered by the New Jersey Evolution for years now.

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0 #1 Eric Stelle 2019-03-21 10:55
I do enjoy some Mazzy Star.
 

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