When Crystal visited last August from the Big City, we were at the Circle K getting big sodas when a song came on the radio that sparked a conversation about memories and music. I guess it’s pretty obvious, but it never stops feeling crazy-amazing to me just how easy it is to time travel through music. Especially the songs that resonated with us as kids. Four months later, and I’m still thinking about this specific Circle K conversation, so I decided to “interview” Crystal (via text. so, you know..).
K: What was the first song that you made an emotional connection with? It was Tina Turner…
C: Private Dancer album
K: Was there a particular song? Or the whole thing? Do you remember what you felt from it?
C: I Can’t Stand the Rain. I felt like I was in a magical place, where the song was the real thing? Matrix-y.
K: Like you were tapping into the true magical reality from an outside place?
C: Yeah. I think it was actually raining too, that big Walkman I had in the car.
K: Do you have that picture of you dancing with that walkman scanned anywhere?