My niece is in the midst of her end-of-high school exams. She’s feeling pretty stressed, as can be imagined. Who doesn’t have clammy-palmed memories of the final secondary school tests?
As I vaguely recall—and as vaguely recalled in a much earlier post about exams, Deborah Roberts and Suzi Quatro—my stress levels were variable, ranging from quiet confidence, through nervousness to disassociation.
To try to stay connected with body and soul, you’d listen to the radio. Or more accurately, to a transistor. That three inch speaker brought sounds to distract, soothe, excite, revolt and sometimes confuse. These were not proper grown up noises, of course. Pop radio 3XY was the only station considered by Melbourne teens of my vintage.
What were we hearing during that long ago November examination period?
What soundtracked your own end-of-high school rite of passage?
Here’s some think music: the week’s #3 hit by front-man of electric blues outfit Chain, Mr Matt Taylor.
[Matt also featured in a much earlier memoir post.]