Amy Mantis


Over And Over And Over

My tendency to wear out CDs has been a lifelong running joke.  It started with Thriller on tape at the tender age of two.  I broke it.  I wore it out.  Since then I've worn out CDs ranging from the Lion King soundtrack to the best of Tom Petty.

That's one reason I'm incredibly grateful for technology.  If I were still 100% dependent upon CDs (or vinyl or tape), I'd have worn out probably every CD I own - more than once.  The songs I've starred on Spotify get more airtime than, well, a lot more than other songs.  Some people use that to mark songs that are new that they like.  Not me.  The starred songs are songs that I want to hear over and over and over and over and over again.

I was once asked if I was obsessive.  Yes.  I am.  With some things.  One of my students keeps saying "that sounds like an obsession" whenever I talk about a band I love.  Well, yes, it is.  To a degree I absolutely have an addictive/obsessive personality.  Mainly when it comes to music and the Boston Red Sox.  I mean, in life I'm typically an all-or-nothing person because I function better that way, believe it or not.  And it keeps things interesting.

My current jam is off of Bruce Springsteen's latest album.  The song is "Harry's Place" and it's just...It makes me feel a plethora of emotion.