The brief was to make a 'How to...' guide. I got, 'How to Survive School'. I went from a teacher's perspective, but I wanted to make it a bit more bitter, so I went from a kind of... disheartened teacher's perspective. Pretty much everything I mention in the guide was suggested by actual teachers, be they on the internet, or the few teachers I know. I may have changed their wording slightly though.
I've been listening to a lot of The Shins recently.
Here's the video for New Slang, which has been stuck in my head for ages.