I heard “Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette on the radio today. I love that song.
I remembered that I had made a mix-tape years ago and that song was on it. So when I got home I found the mix-tape and, sure enough, “Head Over Feet” is on it.
Other songs from my mix-tapes dated 10/95:
“Your Love is King” (Sade)
“Stir it Up” (Bob Marley)
“Trouble Me” (Natalie Merchant)
“Give it Away” (RHCP)
“Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)
I can honestly say I still love all of these songs.
In October of 1995 I was 21 years old and had graduated from
the previous spring. I was working full time for The Armenian Mirror-Spectator newspaper. My mother had started to show signs of illness, but we had no idea the devastation that the coming year would bring. Boston College
But hearing Alanis sing today,
You are the bearer of unconditional things
You held your breath and the door for me
Thanks for your patience
I’ve never felt this healthy before
I’ve never wanted something rational
I am aware now
took me back to lighter, happier days.
OK, I’m getting off my shoebox now.