Thursday, February 11, 2010
If I should call you up, invest a dime...
Do you remember that song?
I've been sifting around through the lavendar-scented drawers of my memory, looking for all the old lost love songs I love the best. If you look to the right in the sidebar, you can find my top six, a couple which are favorites for sentimental reasons and some I love just because they're beautiful.
The Nylons when they came to town in my junior year of college. It was a really great concert. We had so much fun. The energy, the production, the fabulous music! And so for about the next year, we played our Nylons cds over and over -- and over again -- at the newspaper office where we worked -- with Dan. It drove him (and the other guys on the staff) NUTS, but we loved it. Loved the music. Loved driving the guys nuts. Happy Together was one of our favorite songs. My friends, Mary, and Leslie and I would stop whatever we were doing when that song came on, find each other and, swaying arm in arm, sing it at the top of our lungs right there in front of God and everybody -- and the sneering sports staff.
I think Dan has blocked the whole thing, but whenever I hear that song, I think of him -- and young us. Ah, the happy carefree days of youth, and fun, and fledgling love...
Another sweet love song -- this one by The Nylons.