If you don’t already know me, you’re probably wondering who I am, naturally. Perhaps you’re also wondering why I’ve bothered starting a blog. Well, I don’t have a solid answer for that other than I love writing and this will be my way of forcing myself to write consistently. Also, I’m fairly certain that I’m suffering from a somewhat mild existential crisis. The only thing I’m certain of is that I am obsessed with pop culture; music, books, movies- I am passionately attached to entertainment. Are my obsessions at a healthy level? Who’s to say? All I know is that I am not the only one. Debbie Harry, the lead singer of legendary rock band Blondie, once said “I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all,”. My lifelong idol has seemingly validated, at least to me, that my many loves in life are perfectly alright. My favorite songs, my favorite musicians, my favorite stories- they are all in my soul, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Part of me wishes I could be more useful to society and offer philosophical life advice or something equally helpful, but I’ve recently accepted that I’m nowhere near figuring my life out. Yes, I intend to form some sort of game plan, but until then I’m content letting my favorite music and movies bring me any joy they can in between reflecting upon my failures. Listening to a perfect mix of Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Who, Duran Duran, and my other favorites in the morning as I get ready for work make the day just slightly less miserable. Then again, it doesn’t always help; this morning as I was parking my darling Ruby Tuesday in the dreaded parking lot of the blue and yellow Hell I work in, “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult JUST started as I finished parking, and I was so pissed and sad. I very seldom hear that song on the radio, and even though it’s not even one of my favorite songs of all time, the intro just simply excited me and made leaving my car and the radio for a long day of working even more miserable than that task already was.
Alas, I am not here to complain. I am here simply to share my passions with all of you, whether we agree on everything or not!
OH! Before I forget, in case you don’t happen to also be madly in love with the Beatles and the Who, please know that my domain name is a reference to songs by both of those bands. More importantly, my name actually is Rita, but I am not vain; I am simply capitalizing on the fact that my name is in a song title by my second favorite band ever! Want to know who’s number one? Well, you just might have to stick around.