In the grocery store, yesterday, it struck me again, how music can bring back memories! They always play background music in stores, and yesterday I heard a song I had not heard for *ages*! Couldn’t remember who sang it, but with today’s information technology at hand, that was easily fixed … the one-hit-wonder Edison Lighthouse. I don’t even know if the song really made it in North America but it was on the list for a few weeks, according to Wikipedia. «Love Grows» (where my Rosemary goes) was the title. Just an ordinary pop song, but very catchy and was incredibly popular … when I was fifteen! Released 1970. I was in grade eight and there was a Rosemary in my class. Hadn’t thought of her either, since then! She was in the ‘in crowd’ and I was not really.
School had been going really good for me, up until about the same time as this song came out — but I started to slip a little, due to other interests craving for attention. Very unfortunate but that’s just the way it was. Hearing the song now, brought back all the feelings of how fed up I was, sitting there in the classroom, being fed some information about old, Swedish kings, the Thirty Years War or some such, that seemed totally meaningless to me.
The ‘disco era’ had started, so my thoughts were probably dealing more with how I’d be able to sneak in to the most popular one in town, at my young age. Most of the times we did! They weren’t as serious about IDs back then. «James’» was the name of it, by the way. My mum worked nights in the hospital, so I had a great amount of freedom that way.