Punishment, Torture, Princes and Princesses
1958 - born into
an italian-american catholic family in indiana in a weird small town
of diversity: white trash, highbrow symphony concerts,
italian over-emotional passion for everything, to perverts in the park.
music everywhere. my folks being musicians and teachers who did recently
write the hit song "in the wrong lane" among others (not yet
1970's - high school. lost my identity as a writer or princess and became a cheerleader. BAD TIMES.
DM: You talk about joining the cheerleading team but being kicked out
for not smiling enough. Why did you want to be a cheerleader? Do you
still want to be a cheerleader? You write about princesses a lot and
cheerleaders seem to be like American princesses.
|late 1980s - being
now depressed and agoraphobic, playing at "the
little nashville opry" ---talk about weird--- met John Mellencamp in my
hee haw outfit. long story. and he asked me to join his BAND??????? so
the beginning of REAL life, fun, horror, THERAPY, and change began.
hence. my own records.
How did it feel putting your compilation albums together and listening to those songs again now? Do you feel like the same person who made those albums ten years ago? If you could talk to that girl now, what would you tell her?
"If I could talk to that girl now who wrote these records I would just look in the mirror, as I am not all that different. Although I would say, man you are getting O L D, and what are you going to do for a living when you grow up?"
The last girl I liked once sent me something really beautiful, which was a list of all the things that made her happy. It made me happy too. Can you do the same? Lists are ace.
"Strangely enough I feel that giving you a list of what makes me happy actually is too personal. But I will say my favorite time of the day is the first cup of great coffee, listening to the cats eat their breakfast.... these kitty eating sounds make me very happy."
© 2003 David McNamee