Day Eighteen – A Song I Wish I Heard On The Radio:

I was 13 when “Pretty In Pink” came out in the theaters. And I absolutely loved the movie and (of course) the soundtrack. It’s because of Andie that I dreamed of working at a record store when I was old enough to get a job. Lucky for me, I was able to fulfill that dream.

There’s also this idea that I had, thanks to “Pretty In Pink,” that — once I was old enough — I’d be able to get into bars and clubs (with the requisite fake ID) where I could sit and listen (or even dance) to all the alternative music I wanted.

Unfortunately that never happened. (Well, at least in the US anyway. I did manage to pass for 19 years old one time in London, Ontario thanks to one of my cousin’s college friends’ ID.) In fact the first time I was able to go down to Detroit’s legendary “Goth” / Industrial club was just days after my 18th birthday.

In my college years (and even a few years post-college), this was the default club we’d end up at. It was cheap. It was open till 4 am. It always was filled with unusual and interesting people. And it played such incredible New Wave / Alternative / Industrial music.

One of the songs they would always play whenever we were there was “Smothered Hope” by Skinny Puppy. It was a song I first heard (and saw) back during those first days of MTV’s “120 Minutes” … and a song I can remember blasting from the car stereo during the summer I had first gotten my license.

So every time the song got played at City Club, I’d be the first one to jump out of my seat (if we weren’t already on the floor) and dance to the song.

Except now it’s extremely rare that I hear this song at all anymore. While I do have it on my iPod … it just doesn’t come up as often as I’d like. So today, I get to listen to “Smothered Hope” again … and hopefully (if you like good industrial music) you can enjoy it with me!

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What is with this 30-day song challenge?

What was yesterday‘s song?