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March 27, 2006

connections

Tonight I was at the PJs around the corner, and whoever's mix cd
was in the player had a line into the earliest reaches of my mp3
collection. Summer of 1997, back home after boarding school, and
listening to music piped through my computer to a wood-paneled
stereo on old speakers. Ben Folds Five: Brick. Such a pretty
song. The Cardigans' Lovefool - the one off of the Romeo and
Juliet soundtrack, that always got stuck in my head sitting in
232 listening to the demon, thinking about one of my first real
boyfriends.

I've got a lot of music tied to specific stretches of highway, in
states from here to Massachusetts and back. Bright obnoxious
techno on WKTU from NYC, speeding up into the mountains on
Rt. 80 at 2am, on the way home. Songs tied to driving around with
one boy or another, on back roads in fast cars and slow ones.
Many of them bring back snow-covered roads to remote Wegmans'
late at night to get junk food with friends.

I was switching between the Diva and WRNO when I first got back
into the city, windows down, my stereo was echoing down empty
city streets. I can't remember the songs now, it was too quiet.

music: Ben Folds Five: Brick

candice at March 27, 2006 01:01 AM

Comments

Brick is a great song. And what ever happened to Ben Folds Five?

Posted by: chartreuse at March 28, 2006 08:21 AM

He went solo project a couple of years ago, "Rockin the Suburbs" I think was a lead single. I remember seeing it on mtv2 or vh1 hits or one of the other video channels. (Back before the hurricane, when I had both a house and good digital cable, music videos = background.)

Posted by: candice at March 28, 2006 06:00 PM

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