objects of codependency
better together – images from Keetra Dean Dixon and elsewhere; songs that led to each other.
//Every Breath You Take
So my ma is a big fan of Sting (as, apparently, are my host siblings – the other night I asked how to say lie in French and my host brother broke out into a heavily-French-accented chorus of “Eetz a lie-ah zat ve don’t beleeve ennymore-ah”). I personally remember sitting on the floor as a 12-year-old, listening to “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy’s bummer of a ballad about missing Biggie, on my white Radio Shack radio and thinking about how long a weekend was for a girl to be separated from her 6th-grade crush.
//Just Between You and Me
This is my ringtone in the states and makes me want to grow out my blonde hair and get my nails did. Cha-chaaang.
Hi-Five’s 1991 single. Any band that names an album Quality Time has my vote.
Boston DJs Soul Clap sampled Hi-Five and house remixed it.
//I’ve Got Your Back
Soulsonic Force’s first recording, 1980.