The Cure, Robert Smith, and the ever changing state of a person's mind

From time to time my husband and I discuss music, how tastes change as you grow up, how music that made you crazy with joy as a kid just doesn't do it for you as an adult, with the odd exception of course. REM used to be so interesting. Howard Jones, saw him twice in concert, now I could easily take his music or leave it; the Lightening Seeds, the B-52's, The Cure, The Police, even U2, to name a few. They're all still fine bands, I just don't still feel the adoration that I once did. It just seems that as you grow up your tastes, naturally and of course change. Then, just as I was getting out of my car to go back to work yesterday after lunch, a song came on the radio and I couldn't leave the car until it was finished. The song was "Pictures of You," the band -- The Cure. Isn't that just the case? Just as soon as you think one thing, something else comes along to make you rethink your original conclusions. So, here's to old bands who still make you smile, and the ever changing state of conclusions.

This image, for those of you not familiar with The Cure, is of lead singer for The Cure, Robert Smith. I have two cousins who met him in the 80's, he sounds like a really nice guy. Just thought I'd throw that in there, Robert Smith may wear lipstick and have really strange hair, but he sings a hell of a ballad and is a nice human being to boot, how cool.


C. Stover said...

Oh yeah...I still like that song! Have you heard of 'Twilight'? ... your picture could be one of the vampires! =)

Kara Boulden said...

Yes! I was amazed at how much I enjoyed that song when I heard it on the radio. It was odd to hear it too, the station I had on the radio is one that generally plays new pop-ish music. Too cool!

You know, it's funny. Now that you say that, this pic DOES look a bit like that kid who's playing Edward doesn't he, how cool! They certainly both have big tall hair! :) I'm really excited to see that movie, I adored the books. How about you?