For my first official
I will go generic and perhaps follow the theme for next time.
Today is a flashback-to-20-years-ago sort of a day.
Well, it was 20 years ago today that I got my father’s kidney. For the last 19 years it’s been more of a Father’s Day for the two of us, at least in my mind, than the actual Father’s Day – our own special day, just between us.
I flashed back to a song from the mid 90s last night that I thought would fit:
There is actually music going on in my basement, as we speak, but I thought this would be a little more fitting.
This sort of band “I Mother Earth” was one of the bigger rock/alternative bands of the mid 90s. Here in Canada, Much Music was the thing, and my brothers recorded the video and loved them. I tended to follow them where they lead, music wise, even with my own preferences, which did exist. They knew what was cool at the time.
This music was the backdrop for the hard times I was going through as a 12-year-old. I was feeling extremely unwell and was soon diagnosed with kidney disease. I think back on those years now. It all feels like someone else’s life, but it was all me. I remember certain songs, like this one, which take me back to those times.
Thanks goes out to
for her love of songs and their lyrics.