TODAY was a very important day for this section of The Conversationalite. It's incredibly hard, I've been noticing to create a writing playlist, or any playlist, one song at a time, one day at a time. And in all honesty, that's hardly what I've been doing.
Today, however, my friend and I were listening to a Genius playlist my iTunes created based on Silver Lining by Rilo Kiley, the very first song of the day. And on came I Turn My Camera On by Spoon. My friend suddenly remembered that she first heard this song because of MySpace. "I heard this because... This was Chad Michael Murray*'s MySpace song... randomly", she said.
*Chad Michael Murray is the name I am subbing in for the actual name of the kid from our high school, since, for years, he was supposedly a believable high schooler.
Anyway, this sparked a whole conversation about the long forgotten MySpace song. For anyone who isn't familiar: the MySpace song was a single song that played on a loop on your myspace profile page. And it was very important to choose a song that represented your personality, and would also make you seem cool, and wouldn't be annoying on a loop. In my memory, the choice of MySpace song was make-or-break in some friendship decisions. Maybe that's not true, but that's what I remember.
I deleted my MySpace years ago, probably out of shame. Because, if memory serves, my MySpace looked more like a homepage for a low rent brothel, than like a profile about a nerdy black girl who wanted desperately for people to think she was cool.
But, as my friend and I discussed, it seemed to me that I remember Spoon's I Summon You being the song I chose to represent myself in 9th or 10th grade. Not a bad choice. One I still approve of now.