Today I’m trying to find closure. Tie up loose ends so there’s nothing still lingering. Try to go on with my life and concentrate on my life, on healing, on getting on with it. Its time now to not hope for things to change. Its time now to brush me off and move forward. I’m making plans. I’m going out with friends. I’m working on writing. I’m getting up in the morning and breathing and trying. I’m still not sleeping or eating much, but that will come at some point, I’m sure.
Britpop makes me feel better. Thank you, Uncle Jarvis, for “Do You Remember the First Time?” It was the first song I heard this morning. I turned it up loud, and along with my coffee, woke up to face the day.
“Do You Remember the First Time?” is one of the musical examples I use when describing the songwriting of Jarvis Cocker. If you take in all of it, all the words and his vocal tone, the sarcasm, the wit, the vulnerability, the honesty, all of it, well it paints a picture that is so clear it feels like I know, and can see, all the characters. Listen to it. Maybe more than once. I think you’ll see what I mean.
“Do You Remember the First Time?” by Pulp
from the Album, His ‘N’ Hers (1994)
Song of the Day
“You wanna go home.
Well, at least there’s someone there that you can talk to.
And you never have to face up to the night on your own.
Jesus, it must be great to be straight.”
“Do You Remember the First Time?” is the second single released off of Pulp’s fourth studio album, His ‘n’ Hers. The single charted at #33 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the first Pulp single to reach the UK Top 40.
To promote the release of “Do You Remember the First Time?”, lead singer Jarvis Cocker asked fans to recount stories of their own “first time” sexual experiences. A short film was produced by Cocker and Steve Mackey, featuring loss of virginity stories from celebrities including Justine Frischmann, Jo Brand, and John Peel. This was made available on the Sorted for Films & Vids video, and later the Pulp Hits DVD. (from Wikipedia)