- Roxanne - cassette player perched on my knee taping Countdown.
- Message in A Bottle - Year 10 social - white vest and blue skirt. Dead Ants.
- Walking On the Moon - back in front of Countdown, cassette player held to the TV speaker, scowling if my family threatened to talk, move or breathe.
- Driven to Tears - drive home from MCG after the 1980 Grand Final. Enough said.
- De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - detention (writing lines) for mucking up in Modern History. (Again)
- Spirits In The Material World - late night HSC study. Pine trees outside my window.
- King Of Pain - morning after a College ball.
- Can't Stand Losing - Melbourne Showgrounds. Synchronicity Tour.
Had to have that book! On to the YA section and another barrage of memories.
- Wooden schools desks, brown knee high socks and games on the school steps.
- Mrs Phillip's voice filling the classroom as she read A Wrinkle In Time.
- Metal balcony rails. The teacher's Great Dane padding by.
- Lounging on the courtyard lawn in the sun, baby oil coating our legs.
- Reading in front of the open fire, pausing only to look up at Tommy Hafey or Peter Moore on World of Sport.
- Marking lambs, wearing Mum's gumboots, while being battered by icy wind.
- Crying when I finished The Outsiders (How I loved Pony Boy and Soda) again.
Books and music have always been a major part of my life, so I guess it's not surprising that my memories are tightly woven through them.
I wonder what memories Powderfinger, Graffiti Moon and This Is Shyness will evoke in the future.