Can you imagine a shy fifteen year old girl, getting lost in vinyl and cassette tapes, begging her parents to take her to Bills Records and tapes, a vintage record store with all kinds of music, specifically alternative rock. It was her favorite kind of music. Her parents beside themselves, and because she was a good girl, indulged her. She sampled all that she could, bought blank tapes to make mix tapes, dreamt up scenarios in her head, danced alone in her room and swallowed lyrics into her soul. She lip synced and jumped on her bed, by herself, happy and free behind closed doors. She lived in dreams and rock n’ roll silver linings.
I grew up listening heavily to what used to be alternative rock and seems now to be main stream. U2 was one of my favorite bands and still is. Gosh! They’re rather timeless and perfect. I remember closing my eyes while my parents argued and I would blast this song until I was lost in those streets happy and free dreaming of love and little girl crushes. I was a nervous child and I needed it as an escape. We all have “shit” in our lives, things aren’t perfect. But then we have each other to lean on. I’m here, my arms are open and so is my heart.
Thanks so much for reading and listening.