There are a handful of musical artists who epitomize my childhood. The singers and albums that defined my teenage years. The ones whose voice can instantly transport you to that time, like it was just yesterday.
For me, that short list includes names like the police, the cure, husker du, sinead o’connor, berlin, til tuesday. The songs, the voices, they are like old friends who always know just the right thing to say to make you smile, who remember what you were like when you were younger, more idealistic.
Imagine my delight when I was reintroduced to one of these old friends with whom I’d lost touch. The moment her voice drifted from the speakers to my waiting ears was like running into one of those old friends who you’d lost touch with, and finding that friendship, that connection is still going strong even after all this time. It’s comforting, yet unsettling a little bit. Much like going home and finding your parents have kept your room exactly like you left it after years have passed…
It’s good to see you again, Aimee.
nice. you do know that she wrote & performed all the songs that are in the p.t. anderson film from 2000, “magnolia,” right?