So many of my life’s memories revolve around music. Specific songs take me back to places and times in my past that will be with me forever.
Chautauqua Institution 1976. Hanging out in the winter time at the home of friends. Doing nothing, avoiding any responsibility, just being a teenager. Why is it that hours upon hours of total inactivity bring back such strong memories?
We were the “cool kids” – the ones that parents probably didn’t want their children to hang around with. I was on the fringe…afraid to be too bad, but enjoying the feeling of rebellion.
Levi’s, work boots, leather wristbands. Long hair parted in the middle (on both the girls and the boys) A pack of Newports in my coat pocket that I would hide before I got back home.
That was the winter that I discovered 10cc. I loved this song – I don’t really know why. I still have the album. I think I memorized every word to every song. In order.