Monday, July 4, 2011
MUSIC MONDAYS: NAKED, I LIKE IT
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memories: come on now, folks, come on, you can't hide in the corner this time, we all know you love this song, you remember this song, you're humming this melody as i speak. yep, well for me, the memories attached to this one are strange and subtle. first time i heard this was that first summer i considered myself free, a little freer anyway, free to choose what programs i watched, safe from my mother's watchful gaze. i turned on cartoons, fuzzy stations talking about fantasies, and of course music stations. the music video to this song actually might have been my first introduction to VH1, MTV's ugly but willing stepsister. yeah, i distinctly remember some images from this music video, a guy playing a guitar while rain poured down, some neon lights, something like that, mind wasn't as addled as it is now, i'm straining every second nowadays to make sense of the world...
feelings: y'know, i clearly can recall one scene from my childhood as i was watching this music for the first time on a lazy, hot june midday. strange how the mind works, huh? you can forget whole swaths of your life, but you concentrate on some very specific ultimately meaningless vignette. mom had gone to work for the day, leaving me to my own devices. ah, those were the times. i ordered myself a large pepperoni pizza with some money i didn't technically have, waited anxiously as an unpaid hooker waits for her john, then the delivery truck came, nice pimpled boy handed over the pizza, some monetary stuff was exchanged, and i bit down. went to the refrigerator, pulled out the brand of hot sauce i had been wanting to try for like forever, sauntered over to the slice, naked music almost done, poured it on a pepperoni, got a little sauce bit on the cheese strands, ate...and blacked out
structure: oh, so silky smooth this song, huh? dreamy soundscape, lilting guitar which carries you all the way through, and the voice of a storyteller, he's not too harsh, not too loud, just soft and whispering to your ear and your ear alone how it is in his life. truth, y'know? quoted and sung for truth QFT
final question: where's your favorite place to be naked?