I became a fan of the Cure when a friend and I swapped CD’s when I was 13 or 14. I am sure I gave her something completely worthless, but low and behold, I ended up with what was to be the music of my favorite band. Soon there after, I started collecting everything The Cure put out that I could get my hands on. I’m not completely sure when I picked up The Head on the Door. It was after I had fallen in love with their earlier stuff and Robert Smith’s signature mop but most especially their poppy side. Not bragging about this, because I would have loved to have seen a show during the Disintegration tour, but I was too young to discover the Cure completely chronologically like some of the old school fans I’ve seen at shows. (I was 3 when The Head on the Door was released.) I know I must have purchased it after what was a strange move from stuck-up suburbia back to the nice down home country-ish town I had grown up in known as Choctaw, Oklahoma. If I had to take a guess on when I bought it, I would say I was about 15 years old… rough times in most of our lives, yes?
Ever happen to you? You’re shopping at a store, eating at a restaurant, etc. and a song is played and you’re like “I like that song, wonder who sings it?” Happened today to me at Kohl’s where I heard this song that, had I had to guess, I thought was something from the Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johannson CD. But when I got home and listened to clips from that CD on Amazon, I realized that it wasn’t the song I heard. Crap. How would I ever find out who performed the song? I Googled “Kohl’s soundtrack” and found an amazing message board – All The Lyrics.com – where people toss out a random lyric or something about a song that they heard while shopping or eating and ask for help to identify the song.
I did just that and discovered that the song that I heard was “Cranberry Lake” as performed by Ari Heist and Amy Kuney. Interestingly enough, as I was cleaning up around my desk today, Amy Kuney’s CD was on the top of a pile of CDs that I’ve misplaced the covers for. Weird.