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It was all very bittersweet, because as it turned out, Rick was straight, and he was using me because he knew how good-looking he was, and that I was in love with him, AND that he could get me to drive him anywhere and everywhere, which I did.

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We never spoke on those drives, just listened to Kate Bush and that exquisite voice and music of hers. Rick often reached over to hold my hand, and I remember thinking that I was being courted by the most beautiful man on earth and that we would always be together. Of course, all of this added to the excitement of that time.

Of course, it was a rude awakening for me when I finally worked up the nerve to express to Rick how I felt about him, and he announced that he no longer was in need of my services, and I was immediately dismissed.


I was completely bereft and crestfallen. It took years before I could listen to Hounds of Love again without feeling all the urgency and intensity of that time. At some point, I know I simply decided I must win back that music for myself—and ditch the memory of Rick once and for all.

She was best known for being a member of the band Pylon, and currently is recording again with her project Supercluster. My car was a sort of tin can, and there was nothing I could do. Indeed, I was a small-town teenaged girl who relied on television and on her cassette player and radio for entertainment.

I felt a bit like an alien who had been dropped on the earth to be raised by the first available parents the spaceship had run across. Music provided a wonderful mental and emotional escape. The year was , and I was a senior in high school. It was time for me to physically escape from home. Athens was thirty-five miles plus a million light years away from home.

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I moved to Athens and began to find beings of my own kind. Other kids who could carry on a conversation about art, music, and politics. My dorm neighbors spray-painted their high-top tennis shoes silver, put black paper over their windows, and listened to Roxy Music and Bowie.

They were friendly and invited me onboard their little spacecraft. It was the glitter era southern-style, and we had a great time! I loved his music, and he was an artist I liked to listen to while painting or driving.

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Bowie made the cut and was played there nearly every week. Athens seemed to be a sleepy southern town, but we were going through our own changes.

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