Strange you never knew :: SOTD

SOTD :: Fade into You (live) :: Mazzy Star
originally from the album, So Tonight That I Might See (1993)

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it was long ago, and it was far away

My first was in the back of a hatchback, the seats down, the windows steamed, and a bad late 80’s movie lighting up the night on the drive-in screen. We had switched the radio over from the movie to a cassette you had found tucked between the front seats. It was not this song, but…

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Yeah, you know her

It was my first trip away from home that did not involve family of some sort. A school trip, all of us piled in a much too hot bus that smelled of sweat, Bubble Yum, and the early onset of adolescence. I held the tape player between my knees, squishing in closer to Christina so…

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You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins

There are certain moments that we hold sacred, or secret, within ourselves. Perhaps we never tell anyone else about them, or if we do, we hold back little details because there is something so precious in the memory that sharing it too completely with someone else – someone who was not in that moment with…

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And when I awoke I was alone

What makes a memory, and how much of said memory is made up of perception and imagination? When I think back on my earliest recollections I can’t help but wonder if they are true memories, or just what my mind has filled in from hearing stories and flipping through the pages of photograph albums. Like…

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I need you so much closer

I have been reading a fantastic book of essays and recollections, all set to music, called Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield. It reminds me of writing a personal life histroy to go along with a mixed tape, which is very much the way I like to write and create stories. The…

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