I also started being a collector of 48's, acquiring an Inkspots record, and other stuff. Thank god it is all on digital now, and I am loving it. I hope my main computer doesn't self-destruct before I put all this on an external hard drive and/or a 64G thumbdrive.
I had an LJ friend who actually lived in my same town, Ye Olde City, who got into Swing Dancing. I feel like now I want to look her up. Sadly, she was a pathological whore, with money coming out of her ass. A native American, with money coming out of her ass, for some reason - also a genius at math. She went to college at the UI, Bloomington, and then bought a condo in Chicago. I watched her as what little mores she had slowly shed from her being like scales from a leper. What a sad, dear creature she was.
Let me mention something. Every girl I have ever known, who has had some Native American heritage, has always had an astonishing, intemperate sex drive. I don't know what it is, but it's an actual phenomenon. Well, look at it. Native Americans walked into an entire continent, just beckoning to be populated. And they had this whole natural, urgent life. So, of course they are going to want to have sex constantly, right? Wouldn't you?
Anyway, this girl began to bother me, because she just lost sight of any moral principles, which is what rich whores always do. So, hooking up with her over saintly jazz pop, I don't see that as anything real. I mean, what does it mean that she is swing dancing in the first place? It's confusing. If I hooked up with her, it would be like confounding the child in me, shutting me up, as I shut myself up on that radio show. All I know is I love the music. Everything else can go to hell, lol.