This song has been on repeat for 3 days straight. It reminds me so much of being a kid. Riding my bike in the summer heat, daytime and night time. It reminds me of romance, uncontrollable early boners and powerful sexual fantasies. It reminds me of ice cream trucks and sprinklers. It reminds me of lighting fire crackers, smog and dirt clouds. It reminds me of climbing trees, jumping fences, being on the roof and neighborhood palm trees. It reminds me of being all sweaty with a ring of dirt around my neck. It reminds me of lowriders. I remember seeing a purple one at the red light by Star Market, I watched some older girls smoking in the back seat, I was mesmerized. This song reminds me of cassettes and silver ghetto blasters strolling by my house at full volume. It reminds me of big headphones on my little head and tripping out on stereo. It reminds me of Hollenbeck Park, Evergreen, Soto, La Brooklyn, Euclid, Whittier Blvd, Lorena Street and Grande Vista. It reminds me of Raspadas in a white bucket, the Music & Art School, the hole, blueberry hill and Talpa. It reminds me of Cinco Puntos and calling it Cinco Putos and laughing. It reminds me of El Mercadito, la liquor, la panaderia, la carneceria and Fuji Cafe. It reminds me of lovers lane by Opal Street, Johnson’s Market and Big Buy. It reminds me of La Savannah, the Lanfranco hill, my mom’s old house and Eagle Street. It reminds me of Malibar, City Terrace and Wabash. It reminds me of Monica & Ludi Figueroa -sisters with blonde hair and blue eyes who could speak spanish more better than me. It reminds me of Elizabeth Robles and the crazy things we used to say to each other, and it reminds me of her butt in Levi’s jeans and feeling nervous. It reminds me of riding the school bus and the smell of gasoline and the taste of peanut butter and wonder bread. It reminds me of crushes I had on Monica & Angela, and their older sister Inez too. It reminds me of my neighbor Maureen roller skating in the middle of the street. It reminds me of 4th & Mott, Breed Street School, Stoners XIII, White Fence, the LA river, area code two one three, Zody’s, RTD, KRLA, KLOS, KMET, KPFK, Roy of Hollywood, Alan Watts and Dr. Demento. This song reminds me of a stereo illuminated in a dark room.
Los Angeles, CA 1979 feels so good.