Free to Be You And Me

Free to Be You and Me Album CoverI’m going back even further here. I think Free to Be You and Me must have been my first album. I remember it playing alongside Kenny Rogers (Lady was my mothers favorite song) and Casey Jones, which I’m a little surprised to find out is a Greatful Dead song because I thought I’d never heard them until a week after Jerry died. Now that seems kind of impossible. My dad loved that song. He and my mum would joke about cleaning cobwebs out of the corners with each others favorite albums.

The first songs I remember hearing on the radio and liking were Lucky Star (1983) by Madonna, The Warrior (1984) by Scandal, and Missing You (1984) by John Waite. I was between six and seven years old and yet I never forgot the impression these first songs made on me. I was an 80’s pop junkie despite my parents best attempts to get me to listen to better music.