Monday, August 01, 2005

iTunes flashback

I lie in the pitch black of the basement on my twin bed, bordered by dozens of stuffed animals. My eyes are squeezed shut and I am listening intently to this song on my bulky tape recorder and its one tinny speaker, trying to imagine it is me singing – even going so far as to envision the stage, the people watching, what I’d be wearing... If only I could sing – but no, I can only play the stupid piano. Filled with pre-adolescent angst, I imagine I’m singing my heart out, making Ritchie Powers or Steve McDermott wish they were going with me. Or maybe it was Todd Gaines. I am filled with unidentified wishes and yearnings, and I channel all that energy into my fantasy of performing this song on my imaginary stage. Leg warmers and all.

“Make a Move on Me” – Olivia Newton-John, late 1970s

3 comments:

Crazy MomCat said...

I love these flashbacks you're doing. One of these days, I want to make a list of songs that take me back to a time or a person in my past and blog about that. It's neat.

Lisabell said...

Thanks! I started writing these whenever I hear a song i haven't heard in forever and literally flash back for a moment -- freaky how many of these there are! Thanks to iTunes, i can go wayyy back in the memory banks and dig up all kinds of old songs I still remember...

Babs said...

It's driving me crazy that I can't remember this song... especially cuz her late 70s album "Totally Hot" was one of my FAVES!