Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Stupid identity issues

You know, I used to be a little cool before I became a mama. Our little Southern college town of Chapel Hill, NC has quite a renowned local music scene, and I was once involved in it, going to shows and keeping up with local bands and such. That's been nearly a decade ago, though. In fact, whenever I look at the musical calendar of any local clubs now I generally don't recognize ANY band unless it's an old one, or has some national fame. But here's an incident to warm the cockles of my ex-kinda-cool-girl's heart.

A friend of ours gave us a great mix CD for Christmas that included many local bands on it and we loved it. I thought I'd try branching out with some new hometown CD's and maybe get a little something for Husband's birthday while I was at it. This meant braving the local, uber-cool record store yesterday (warning to those of you at work: that link is noisy), something I haven't done in years. So I go in with Bean in arms, my friend's CD playlist safely tucked in my purse in case I forget the bands I liked best. I peruse very self-consciously, chatting to Bean, who is very interested in this new venue, as I scan the racks. I find the CD's I'm looking for and bring them to the counter where stands a woman my age, MUCH cooler than me. But you know, folks, she's actually friendly! And the best thing of all? As she's ringing up my purchases, she looks at Bean and coos, "Is this your Flaming Lips CD? Huh? Huh? Little cutie..." Bean grins at her.

I might go there again next week.


Mommygoth said...

Man, I haven't braved that place since that fella with the dots tattooed around his eyes worked there (I believe you remember who I mean). Go, SugarMama!

theyellowwallpaper said...

Awwwww...That's cute. Yeah, I miss that scene. My old friend from back out in Wisconsin (sans kids) sent me a CD as well with her top songs of the years. It's an understatement to say she goes to a lot of shows. I recognized only a couple of bands. But, it still felt great grooving to it, even if my kids were wrapped around my legs and I was peeling potatoes in the kitchen at the time...My, the times they are a changin'.

The Daring One said...

I am not a lurker. So I refuse to say hello on the lurking post. :) I was having a discussion with a friend about music the other day and neither of us were as brave as you. We were comfortable just to sit back and remember the good old days. You are cool.

RGLHM said...

I went into stores last year looking for the "Annie" soundtrack. What an idiot was I asking the dressed in black, lip- ring chick if they carried 'Annie'.

I buy things on-line now.