Two stand alone’s next on the pop shelf: first – The Cars: Heartbeat City. Oh yes, the early 80’s American pop – not be confused with rock i.e. the Ramones – not disco – not Brit romantic ego – but good old USA radio video fodder. Without MTV I don’t know if this band would have hit what heights it hit.
They were established before this CD hits the market but it was the Andy Warhol video for Hello Again that pushed them to the top. State of the art at the time the visuals were funny, the music was energetic and fresh. Drive was another smash that owes a lot to the visuals but the song has a lief without them. Though if Celine Dion covers it is it merely middle of the road after all. But that does mean she, or her producers, have better taste than I give them credit for.
The cd holds together well. Tightly written songs though it is clearly of the early 80’s in studio sound. I didn’t pick it up until 2010 mind you more for memory than because I was a Cars fan. I paid $4.99 for it at HMV. Remember buying cd’s?
After them on the shelf is Johnny Cash: The Hits – on Mercury. I mention table because there so many versions of his hits. I picked this up way mack in 1998 because I wanted Ring of Fire & I Walk The Line. I think I had seen documentary about him & versions of these were included. I love the lyrics so searched them out.
What surprised me the most was the TexMex horns on these songs. He must have recorded these songs different times with different arraignments. I have done no research so can’t tell you if these are the original singles that I recollect hearing not he radio growing up or what but they are fine.
The cd is a a good introduction to Cash & also to country music of that time. There’s isn’t a lot of this sort of music in my collection either & what is has been added in the last few years. As a teen I hated country western music but now have no dislike for it but no real interest either. I walk that line comfortably.
12 things I miss about you (not in any order)
1 your smile
2 cosmetic bag filled with enough cosmetics for three weeks on a desert island [which is where I’d love to be with you]
3 shoe bags
4 that first real kiss after not seeing you for months
5 our flesh bare for the first time
6 the crinkle of your pubic hair
7 the smoky taste of of your tongue
8 the smell of your balls
9 the taste of your precome
10 your groan of pleasure
11 the hot splash of your come on my belly
12 your voice
12 things I love about you (not in any order)
1 the way you walk
2 your eager intensity
3 your worry about money
4 your cozy little apartment
5 your smile
6 your voice when you call me
7 that first real kiss after not seeing you for a week
8 the heft of your balls as your cock gets hard
9 your little leg over mine when we snuggle under the covers
10 the hot splash of your come
on my belly
11 the gleam in your eye when you have a naughty thought
12 your photo eye
You know this list goes on and on, so I limited it to 12 so as not to embarrass you too much, just enough to let you know I care. There are qualities that can’t be listed that bring & keep people together in the way we have be brought & kept together.
Each love is a different opportunity to experience and grow with another person. Sometimes not in the ways our dreams would want but always in the ways that God allows.
So many opportunities slip by when we stay stuck in our dreams and often those opportunities can out last the dream if we are open to them.
Thanks for being one of my opportunities, for being someone who has left my dream far behind and given me a reality far deeper and richer than anything I might have imagined in the first place.
Stay well till we meet again, which is never soon enough –
March 12, Saturday: attending:
March 16, Wednesday: judging at Hot Damn! it’s a Queer Slam – featuring Dominic Berry Supermarket Restaurant and Bar 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5T2L9
June 3-5: attending: Capturing Fire 2016 – The DC Centre – 2000 14th St NW, Suite 105 – Washington, DC
June 11 – attending: The Toronto Poetry Talks – 10 AM – Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3C6
November 1 – 30 Participating NaNoWriMo
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