Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Punk will keep us together

Okay, not punk, really. But "new wave" would mess with the rhythm of the line. Bear with me.

G and I have discovered that we can find almost any '80s music video we want on YouTube. Last night we watched Tom Petty, Morrissey, The Cure, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode and some others.

This is what we had in common when we first met each other in 1989: weirdo music, and being Mormon. What separated us was 2.5 years in age, a high school rivalry and his long-distance girlfriend (I took care of that quickly enough - ha!).

We have a lot more in common now than we did then. Our politics and religious perspectives have informed each other and sort of merged. We have two - well, sort of four - kids. We are all into California. We have bought and sold cars and houses. We even work at the same place now.

But it is still fun and kind of romantic to go back to the beginning. And remember that he still will not get into Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello or Talking Heads with me. Oh, well!

(The image, by the way, is from the New Order "True Faith" video. Just as fabulously weird now as it was then.)


Kristine said...

Oh, crap.
I will not let my husband see this post, or we will FOREVER be watching YouTube videos.
Not that it would be a bad thing altogether...I just have a list of things that need to be finished in the next couple of weeks...
I know, once this baby arrives, I'll let him in on this little secret and we'll sit and watch to our hearts content.

Funny how time changes some things, huh?
It's actually a pretty neat discovery I think, Ana.
Thanks for sharing it.

Denise said...

LOVE New Order! You sent me straight to You Tube to watch the video, and I have to say, I don't recall ever seeing it before. And I'm pretty sure I'd remember that, lol. Trippy!