See this girl?
That’s me in 10th grade. 14 getting ready to turn 15. Our trip to PA had me traveling at light speed down memory lane because in order to survive an 8 hour road trip, you’ve got to have some tunes and most of the ones I listened to sent me way back into my high school years. As a result, I’ve been on itunes for the last little bit downloading some of my favorites.
I was a brooder and used to love hermitting myself away in my room, listening to the saddest songs I could find and then writing really bad poetry. What can I say it was my thing! My kids are just starting to get interested in music, more Ryan than Iain and it’s interesting to see how similar our tastes are. I can’t help but wonder if he’s going to shut himself in his room and write really bad poetry, too. Anyway, there were several songs that I liked but there was one in particular by an artist named Toni Childs. have you ever heard of her? She had a hit in the 80’s with a song called “Don’t Walk Away” and it prompted me to buy her album, “Union”. Well, anyone close to me will tell you I’m not real big on listening to every track on an album and will in most cases not listen to anything not released on the radio but this album was different. There was a song on there called, “Dreamer”, and I used to love to put it on when the skies were dark and rainy. I would lie on my bed and imagine myself anywhere but home, living some bohemian life somewhere, an artist or a poet. I’m not where I thought I’d be but I’m not discontent. It’s just funny what we imagine we’ll do when we’re young and how some people actually achieve those dreams and how others end up doing something completely different.
A little treat for you from me…..
Some other things I downloaded tonight….
Mercy Street – Peter Gabriel
Shock the Monkey – Peter Gabriel
Don’t You Want Me – Jody Watley (i love how she dressed!)
Oh, and because I know you’re DYING to know this. The first 45 I ever bought was this song….
The kids and I go C-R-A-Z-Y for it!!!!