LET ME IN THE SOUND
“Thirty-four years ago this autumn, I found my band.
Or they found me. Or we found each other.
Perhaps, more accurately, the universe conspired to introduce us to each other one afternoon in the fall of 1982 in the living room of my friend Rob’s house in suburban Connecticut.
I was in seventh grade and already an outlier, just beginning to discern the confines of the identity I’d been invited (to put it generously) to inhabit.
The one that said good girls behave and don’t ask too many questions (about God or man, particularly the latter). The shadow box into which I stepped at puberty was a cage, and I kicked at its borders, searching for signs of light. For me, membership in what quickly became a lifelong tribe, began not with words, but with sound…” – Read Cathleen Falsani on finding what she’s looking for, in The Porch Issue #1 – click here to read if you’re already a subscriber, or get the magazine by subscribing here.