But, I had a problem: I had 9 songs, but I wanted to write a Ph.D. dissertation about each one. Luckily, Aicila Lewis came to my rescue and suggested I write haiku, instead.
I hope you enjoy.
4 Degrees ~Tool, Undertow (1993)
At the ripe old age of 16, one of the first indications I might just be a bit kinky.
Lighten up the Load ~Del Amitri, Change Everything (1992)
Remembering the anticipation I felt while taking the bus to visit you 20 years ago.
Black ~Pearl Jam, Ten (1991)
Sitting in the backyard singing this song with the wrong lyrics. Young and in love and content.
I Wish I Felt Nothing ~The Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse (1996)
Laying with your head in my lap while I listened to this song feeling warm, safe, and happy. The music sounded like something one would dance to in the kitchen on a warm summer night.
Purple People (Christmas in Space) ~Tori Amos, To Venus and Back (Still Orbiting) (1999)
For my James
Sitting in an airport, singing this song to you in your ear. What could be more lovely?
Lateralus ~Tool, Lateralus (2001)
My theme song for 2018. I sought “whatever will bewilder me” and found it in spades.