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Thursday, October 30, 2003 :::
 
I GROW OLD, I SHALL WEAR THE BOTTOMS OF MY TROUSERS ROLLED...

It had to happen.

I was actually moved to buy a CD because I heard a song from my past in a Volkswagen commercial.

I even had to order it from amazon.com, because the only actual record store near where I live that hasn't been driven out of business by downloading is The Mushroom, and when I go there it makes me feel, well, old.

So I logged on and ordered something like six Cure CDs after hearing "Pictures of You" being used to entice me to buy a small German car. When they arrived I listened to them all the way to Lafayette and back. And you know what, The Cure are totally, irresistibly brilliant. I mean it. It also brought me back to my dorm at UGA when the guy next door to me had a stereo so big it could have been used to demolish buildings, and he played "The Head In The Door" over and over and over, and we did all sorts of things that will prevent us from ever pursuing careers in politics. Ah, the salad days. The Hoodoo Gurus, R.E.M. (hated them then, still do now) and The Squalls - a great band whose members would swap instruments in a clockwise fashion every 5 songs or so - were blaring all over the place back then. They weren't the best years of my life, but I sure understand why they seemed like it.

Of course, I also ordered a Big Country CD and (do I dare admit this?), "Too-Rye-Ay" by Dexy's Midnight Runners. The former was sort of depressing. But the latter......


::: posted by robert at 9:14 PM






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