Saturday, January 10, 2009

Set Adrift. It's True.

Two of my favourite songs, linked by more that just a riff. (For instance, there's also the fact Tony Hadley appears in both of them.)

"Set Adrift On Memory Bliss Of You" by PM Dawn. (With annotations.)

Summer, early 1992. Hanging out with Kate and her friend Adam, and discovering that Adam and I had sizable crushes on each other. Adam told me about PM Dawn, and played the album for me in the car as the three of us drove up into the mountains to spend a weekend at The Fairmont Resort. (The same weekend where the three of us sat overlooking the mountains, drinking cognac and reading Anais Nin "Under A Glass Bell" to each other. But I digress.) From the opening bars of this I was hooked, and I played this album almost non-stop for months and months.

"True" by Spandau Ballet.

Ah, the source material. Another song I loved, but from years earlier. No major boy crush associations this time... except for a huge one on Tony Hadley that is. But that was satisfying enough at the time.


jason said...

Really? I had horrible crushes on the Kemp Brothers.
Tony...hmmm...a bit too Vegas for me.

The Other Andrew said...

Actually in truth, I was hottest for the sax player! Steve Norman.

jason said...

And all that floppy hair! :)

Cecilia said...

Ah, Spandau Ballet... Memories of high school...