Song: "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want" (Louder Than Bombs LP, 1987, Sire Records)
Artist: The Smiths
If you know me at all, then you know I have had a life long obsession with this band. It started at a dance club in Lewiston, ID. It was the summer of 1989, and I was 16. I started dancing with a girl. At some point we took a break and got some fresh air. We were making out and talking about plans that young people make. I told her I was really obsessed with skateboarding. She said, "I'm joining the Marines tomorrow." Just my luck, I thought. Well, actually, yes, just my luck. She wrote me letters that summer and in each letter she told me the name of a Smiths CD to go and get. I loved every one of them and still do. I found one of her old letters in a Vans box stored in my garage.