Sunday, September 13, 2009

Man-Size

I fell in love with this song the instant I heard it. I was in high school and Samn Hooker was my boyfriend. I worked at The Haunted Hotel on Thursdays and the weekends, scaring people for money. Samn was much better than I was at the job and became rather infamous in our small circle which was bigger than the world back then. People would chant his name downstairs while they waited in line. From the window at the end of the third floor hallway, Samn would yell for them to 'shut the fuck up,' and they would, instantly.

He had a giant red sun tattooed on his chest, and I have a very specific memory of sitting on his lap in the passenger's seat of a car and unbuttoning his shirt. He wore collared, button-down shirts that were always starched and ironed. He pinned a poster of a blonde in a one-piece bathing suit straddling an electric guitar above his bed. He had an incredibly distinctive mouth and really knew how to kiss a girl. I fell for that instantly too.

2 comments:

Burning Fence Post said...

I saw her play this live in North London around the time it came out. She was tiny, wore a spangly dress and a pink boa, playing a massive guitar and making more noise than one person should be able to make.
My hair has never been the same since.

Wessel said...

PJ - one of the few women out there as sexy as you two.