February 11th, 2008


I need to thank my sister for something

When I was a teen my music sensibilities were mostly like the typical teen: lots and lots of pop. Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, Eurythmics. I still love them. My sister though introduced me into a whole other realm of bands: Siouxsie & the Banshees*, Book of Love, the Smiths, the Pogues**, Depeche Mode and others. Had she not been interested in them, mostly likely I would never have heard of most of them much less liked them to this very day.

So, to my little sis I have to say, thanks!! *sloppy kiss & raspberry*

P.S. this post was inspired by fatamorganamoi's choices of YouTubage.

* To be truthful, for a while her love of S&tB filled me with anger. See, my father had gotten her a new big stereo while I was still using this small rinky dink one. Her being a sibling (more importantly, a younger sister) it was her duty to annoy me and the easiest way to do that was to blast her music all the while exclaiming it wasn't loud. I don't remember what it was that started the argument but she decided to punish me by playing S&tB's "Hyaena" for a week straight, constantly. Every time I heard Siouxsie's voice it was like nails on a chalkboard. Something funny happened though. I don't know if it was Stockholm syndrome or what but I started to like Siouxsie. When I asked to borrow the cassette my sister looked reasonably confused. To this day I like them more than she does.

** Actually, she had the "Sid and Nancy" soundtrack. I loved "Haunted" though and went out to buy the latest tape of the Pogues which was "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" at the time. Imagine my confusion when I realized that that wasn't really the same band/sound as "Haunted" from the soundtrack. *shrug* I loved McGowan's gravelly and cracked voice anyway.
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