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  • "Julia, sleeping sand, silent cloud, touch me" - The Beatles

    The "White Album" was the soundtrack to my days right after high school. I worked on a road crew for the city of Virginia Beach - Imagine yours truly with long hair, which was a bad idea. I looked like a scarecrow. On the job, I wore a hard hat and ran a jackhammer. How I managed to keep my hands soft remains a mystery to me.

    I had my own apartment in the fall after high school and, before I discovered what real food was supposed to taste like, I lived off of frozen pizza and whatever beer my friends who still lived at home brought over. I think back to playing music on my first cd player every night. My first cd was the Bauhaus 1979 - 1983 collection. Picture then and please forget a young, way too serious George singing to the band, pretending he was Peter Murphy.

    Many weekends, my friends and I would alter our minds in a tradition that began in the 1960s with a subculture known as the "Hippies." (Kids don't do drugs and stay in school) - The Beatles were a perfect accompaniment to these evenings. With the cruel sun telling us "good morning" we'd close the curtains, turn on the television and watch Pee Wee's Playhouse. If that was really a tv show for kids, kids must be tripping at all times.

    The song "Julia" was a particularly soothing number to listen to as we began to pick up the pieces of the synaptic light show. Please enjoy.
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