Thursday, February 01, 2007

Weird Pandora update

Since I posted on Pandora last night, I thought I'd listen today while working. Dum, dee, dum. Then I heard a lyric that sounded an awful lot like "you did time in Duncanville...". Did he just say "Duncanville?!!" Seeing as how I did a stint in Duncanville, namely from 5th to 12th grade, I thought, hmmmn, let me pause this song, google this guy named Rhett Miller, and see if he did in fact just say what I thought he'd said. Well, as you well know, one google leads to another. Turns out Elliott Smith, who the title song of Rhett Miller's The Believer is written to, grew up in D'ville. He went to my junior high and his photo is probably in my brother's yearbooks. Miller wrote it on the day he heard Smith (real name Steve Smith) died (reportedly of suicide) in Oct. 2003.

You did time in Duncanville
Part of you’s living there still
In a hole where the souls
Of the lost kids are saved.

I didn't know there were any rock stars from Duncanville, other than my friend Ben Huggins of the Galactic Cowboys . Maybe it's because I'm totally out of touch with my hometown that I don't have a clue. And then last night I got an email from one of my oldest and dearest friends from Duncanville. Suddenly, my childhood is haunting me. I bet tonight I'll have nightmares about the totally uncool gold sparkly skates I was forced to wear to the skating rink. And that Dorothy Hamill haircut...


Karen Miedrich-Luo said...

So, Allison, what book are you reading this time? A field guide to haunting hometown reunions? An American Childhood? You are what you read, you know.

Anonymous said...

i loved that haircut!!!