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.)