Great Loves.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This week on the Equals Record: thoughts on what constitutes a great love - after all, not all passionate relationships are romantic. One of the greatest loves of my life? Rock and roll - l have the gentleman below to thank for that.


As always, an excerpt from my new post: "I saw The Rolling Stones live for the first time at age eleven. Certain details, to this day, remain vivid: the crowd rising as the lights dimmed. The heat of a pyrotechnic explosion at the beginning of 'Sympathy for the Devil.' The ground beneath my feet, sticky with beer. One bit in particular stands out above the rest, however. Returning home later that night, I was greeted on the front porch by sleepy-eyed parents. Buzzing, high on color and flash bulbs and drumbeats and leather jackets, I hopped back and forth in my tennis shoes and blithely declared, 'I’m in love!' My parents smiled. Music was a part of their history. I imagine it meant a lot for them to know it would be a part of mine, as well. 'I’m in love,' I repeated, 'with Keith Richards.'"

See the post in its entirety on the Equals Record, here. You can find past entries from my column, Looking Forward, here. Thanks so much for reading!

Photos, clockwise from top left: Eddie Kramer, unknown, Jim Marshall.

10 comments:

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

This post is one of the reason you're one of my favorite bloggers. Can't wait to read the article. Thanks to you, I thoroughly enjoy the Equal Record (your column in particular).

the southern hostess said...

Another great one! I can totally relate. So much of my musical taste is traced back to my parents.

Monica L. Shulman said...

I think this my be my favorite piece of yours on TER. x

Shoko said...

Thank you so much!

max said...

so good as always.

Akiko said...

Such a great column as always, shoko! I love how you describe the details. Makes me feel like i was there. xo akiko
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L▲UR▲ said...

so loving your column at equals record. my weekly bible for positive thinking.

Jo N said...

I know I've said this countless times but I love your posts on the equals record column. So true that great loves are not only limited to people. My great love is probably traveling - the feeling of encountering something foreign and unexpected excites me. Every experience encountered, both good and bad, makes me who I am today.

Shoko said...

Laura, I love that. What a great compliment - thank you!

Jo and Akiko, thank you so much!

Eryn Smith said...

KEEF! Love this, Shoko!

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