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Punk Rock Summer of 88

  Yesterday, I took a drive early evening with the windows down and music up. It was such a beautiful night; warm air with all the wonderful smells of summer combining into a swirl of memories for me. Isn’t it funny how scents have the power to transport you to another time? I drove to the spot I used to go and sit alone, and sometimes with you, to think and be at peace. I parked my car and made my way to the steps. I sat and watched the sun…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

Sing Blue Silver

(Edited and revised 9/11/14) I’ve been listening to a lot of Duran Duran lately. They were my first band crush when I was a kid; I had my walls covered with them. I was a total Duran Duran fanatic. My best friend and I had every lyric on every album memorized. My Duran Duran record collection was something I treasured. My love and appreciation, and yes I must admit, obsession with music, started with this band. To this day, Duran Duran are still one of my all time favorite bands. During…

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dysfunctional family life youth 

Teenage Wallpaper

(Revised and Updated 4/13/14) Music has always been a big part of my life; it has gotten me through a lot of rough times and has always been there for me no matter what.  Music was an outlet that even Mom-ster couldn’t keep me from. Those times when she grounded me from my boombox and record player, I had a small transistor radio I kept hidden away; I could still listen to my music from under my pillow or with headphones. Back in the 80’s I was your typical teenage girl…

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