Tuesday, July 19, 2005

i was cool even back then

You know, when I was about ... 7 or so, my most favorite band in the world was Duran Duran. I had my own record player, which to this point in my life was used for listening to my extensive collection of fairy tales. And when I say “extensive” I do mean extensive. There were about 30 of them. Or maybe more or less, I might be totally making this up. Actually I might be making up my age too, I don’t really remember how old I really was. But that’s not what this story is about. This story is about my love for music at an early age. There came a time in my life when I decided enough is enough with this kid stuff and I started listening to music.

I remember checking out a record of Abba (which I actually liked until the point when the little buddy of mine told me that she looks like the prettier of the two singers and I look like the not-as-pretty-one. She was always a hooch), and the Rolling Stones, and Creedence and a whole bunch more. I always came back to Duran Duran. That and there was this record called “Stars on 45” – it was as disco as it gets. I LOVED IT!!!!!

I have this vivid memory of a summer day, no one but me was home, the windows in my room were open, the curtains were blowing in the wind and I had cranked the record player to the loudest. I remember jumping on the couch up and down while listening to Duran Duran. When I was jumping, the dust and little crumbs of crap that get in that crease of the couch jumping up and down with me.

I was loving life.

1 comment:

rochelle said...

Hungry like the wolf, Ordinary World and Come Undone. The last two are perfect examples of the early 90s and the first one is DEFINITELY 80s.

Try this link:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=734339&selectedItemId=734281