A while back, I got tagged by Tonya to post some music memories. So many songs were swimming through my head, I didn't know where to start...that is, until I dragged out some of my old cassette singles. Here goes, in (almost) chronological order:
1. When I was 16, I thought there was nothing more beautiful than this. "The doorway to a thousand churches," so many swoons. When I saw it was being used in a John Cusack movie, I got so angry I boycotted the film. For a while. Then I got over it.
2. Around the same time, my best friend and I would spend our weekends driving endlessly and aimlessly in my car. More than a few times we wore our throats out singing this one. Incest! Revenge! Such dramz, the perfect tonic for our bored selves.
3. Enya was the soundtrack to my teenage obsession with Anne Rice. I think I read The Vampire Lestat about 14 times, and intentionally listened only to Watermark while doing so. I still can't hear this one without imagining Lestat and Marius together.
4. In college, my mind often wandered off into a noir fantasy, and I was the femme fatale. This was always the song in my head.
5. The summer of 1993. Lying in the grass, this in my headphones. Sun so strong it melted the dashboard of my VW.
6. This one reminds me of the anxiety I had before graduating from college. In denial about my future, squeezing everything out of the last few months as a student until my fingers bled.
7. For years I lusted after a guy who loved Prince. So I listened to this a lot. That is all.
8. I used to like this song a little too much in my twenties. I wanted my cowboy. And doing the laundry sounded nice to me. My inner feminist was resting.
9. I had a close guy friend who felt betrayed by this song. On hearing the words "the world is a vampire," he went from a Smashing Pumpkins lover to a hater. His imitation of Billy Corgan as a rat in a cage would send me into fits of laughter that would last for days.