May 15, 2008
You know how it is when you hear a certain song that triggers your memory? The next thing you know you are transported back to a time or place and can almost FEEL what you felt at that moment. I have lots of those, and quite a few are not spectacular events from the past, but just ordinary moments.
When I see this album cover I am sitting on my brother's bed with my boyfriend, Jon. My brother is sitting at his desk talking on his CB radio and Jon and I are stoned and we are debating whether or not the cover of the album is clever (his thought) or gross (mine). :)
Later when REO hit their peak and went on tour my boyfriend got a job as one of their roadies. We broke up before they hit the road because there was NO WAY I was going to sit at home alone every night while he was living the rock and roll life of a roadie. (Bob Chandler** if you see this - call me! I want to see if you still have long hair...or any hair???)
This post was triggered by a blog friend, Nik, who is disappointed that Billy Idol is replacing REO as an opening act for Def Lepard this summer. I would be too...no offense to Bill.
**Not to be confused with Bob Chandler the NFL player
Now playing: George Thorogood - Move It On Over
Now playing: U2 - A Sort of Homecoming