19 years old today. In the full bloom of sweet sixteen myself when Pulp’s “This is Hardcore” hit the record stores, and already 5 years smitten with front-man Jarvis Cocker, with that first listen I got bit hard. In fact, YGIM fell in so much love with the title track it made me realize no boy could ever compete with what music does to me – not even if they were the very musicians who made me my music.
As I write this 19 years later, almost 2 years and 11 months after telling Jarvis Cocker during our Coachella interview that I’d been saving myself for him when I was 14 (he blushed, it was awkward, I reveled in giddy delight), I’m struck at just how much the piano kills me, shreds me apart so good. “Its what men in stained raincoats pay for” and all that jazz. It certainly is. Still.
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