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[November, 1988] Two of Hearts

11-13-88

Dear Journal,

I have a lot to tell you about my weekend.

Well first of all I forgot to tell you a dream I had a few weeks ago. It was about this book that I found.

to this day I love that hair

You see, you write a question on it, and the answer magically appears…

So in my dream I wrote asking when I would see Jonas again. (Jonas is this boy I like that graduated from my school.)

Well, anyway, in my dream the book answered: “Nov. 11, 88.” And that was the day of Jessica’s birthday party. By the way, Jessica’s brother knows him. So I thought that I would see Jonas again, but I was wrong, because Jessica told me her birthday party was going to be postponed.

So I thought I would never see him again.

But since Friday I did not go to school I spent the day with my parents. Then we went to the movies and my parents were outside waiting for someone (I was inside) and who should I see by Jonas. So my dream came true.

Plus I got two tapes, Stacy Q and Kylie Minogue so I had a really good weekend.

Of all the things I could ask an all-knowing book, I didn’t for the meaning of life or how to cure global hunger or for upcoming lottery numbers or even for Corey Haim’s phone number (not for me now; for me then). Oh no, instead I aimed much lower than that. I asked when I would randomly run into the red-haired hall monitor I had I crush onback when I could barely spell. And I was thrilled when my dream became prophetic. Never mind the fact that I saw Jonas from fifteen feet away and did not even make eye contact. It was important to me to be psychic and this was burgeoning proof that I very well might be.

I should be so lucky…

As for my music selections, what can I say, I was ten. It would be years until  I discovered the “cool” 80’s music like The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Duran Duran, Bauhaus, New Order, Alphaville, and of course, Depeche Mode. Before I was into male-fronted new wave and post-punk, I was into colorful female-fronted unapologetic pop. Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, and the two women added to my burgeoning music collection that day: Stacey Q and Kylie Minogue.

Stacey had style I coveted and a guest appearance on my favorite t.v. show back then (okay, and maybe of all time), The Facts of Life. She also had what I thought was one of the coolest names in the world, second only to Vanna White.

Kylie had an infectious smile and perky spirit I could not resist. When her hit cover of “Locomotion” came on the radio, I was filled with delight and an urge to dance (badly; rhythm and coordination were not my friends–the way my parents tell it, my childhood dance recitals were “hilarious”).

Truth be told, the use of Stacey Q’s song “Two of Hearts” in Party Monster was my favorite thing about the movie and I still get a kick out of the tune to this day. As for Kylie, I was happy to see her have a major U.S. comeback in the early 00’s and still maintain a strong presence in the pop world.

I still wonder where Stacey is today, but I don’t want to Google her out of concern that it might make me sad.  I want to remember her as the crimp-haired, wide-eyed, helium-voiced pixie that wowed me back in 1988.

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  1. September 11, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Stacey Q has a new single, just released: “TRIP”
    Open up your mind & take a ride…

    Upcoming album titled “Cinnamon Girl” after your favorite character on Facts of Life.

    Check out http://www.staceyqonline.com for more NEW Stacey Q news.

    • damiella
      September 13, 2009 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you, Stacey Q’s people! I love that she is naming her new album in honor of her Facts of Life character.

  2. September 13, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    “Locomotion” is now in my head….. and I love you for that!

    • damiella
      September 13, 2009 at 11:54 pm

      It’s so darn catchy, it’s not even funny. But can we talk about that thing Kylie is wearing on her head? Like, was it once a hat that exploded because it couldn’t contain all that curly hair?

  3. September 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I had to look Two of Hearts up, but when I found it I totally remembered it from when I was a kid. Locomotion was much bigger where I live. I remember hearing it on the radio and seeing it on MuchMusic (Canada’s version of MTV) all of the time. I remember once being at a friend’s house in the summer — I think it was 1989 — and it started storming. There were five of us girls there, we stuck the ghetto blaster in the window and went outside and danced in the rain to Locomotion. It was great. 🙂

    • September 6, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      I visited Canada when I was 15 and MuchMusic was broadcast in some of the hotels we stayed in. I loved it and wished we had it in the States (especially when MTV started playing fewer and fewer music videos).

      • September 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm

        MuchMusic was great back in the day. Unfortunately it went the way of MTV and doesn’t play music anymore either, and they changed their name to Much. 😦

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