Tuesday, May 4, 2010

She Drives Me Crazy ... I Can't Help Myself...

Heard Fine Young Cannibals on the radio during drive time this morning. "She Drives Me Crazy" reminds me of a woman, way long ago, who picked me up cold at Fresno's Wild Blue Yonder, a happening Tower District nightclub, now defunct. I was just coming off a bad breakup. But who's to quibble when a hot blond falls in your lap. I don't see her on Google, so no need to mention her name. But come to find out later that she's friends with my wife's step-brother's wife. Long story short, when I saw the woman at their wedding it was a shock. I'm married with children by this time, which made it very weird, TSTL. She had a conveniently sketchy memory, which is I guess what happens with folks trying to live down their wild years. Anyway, she drove a Mustang and rode horses back then, in Fresno. Had Fine Young Cannibals on the brain all the time, in the summer of 1989. Weird memories the radio brings up. Interesting band, in any case. Glad I found my wife, that's for sure. We love each other and there's no deception:

3 comments:

smitty1e said...

Dude, Soundgarden has way more sack than FYC.

kreiz1 said...

Great song. My belief then was that FYC's had the makings of a long career. As far as I know, "she drives me crazy" was their only hit. Didn't their lead singer have a brief movie career that tanked?

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Smitty and Kreiz. It's Roland Gift, the singer, and my only knowledge of him is at the Wikipedia link here.