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look at how they were impacted and figure out by the end of the day whether they can live with that and let things go. It’s almost like the movie Groundhog Day, but with pain. “During the time we were re- cording Undertow, it felt glori- ous; it was beautiful, almost like a release,” he continued. “Letting those emotions flow through you felt so good. It was cathartic for me.” The symbolic use of water is perfect for a Jersey Shore artist. Kanach uses water to symbol- ize light and dark; and the push and pull of life and its problems. He imagines the video having scenes traveling through water with the bottom of the screen showing underneath the water and the top of the screen show- ing above the water. Of course, there’s a myriad of symbols that can be raised from water’s use to cleanse as well as its purity. But mostly, from a Jersey Shore per- spective, I think of it as water is all around us, just as the protag- Listen to “Forever Young” by Tom Kanach NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 12