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Once spent six months working weekends at an AM oldies station in Fortuna, California. Fun job, bad pay. When I say fun, I mean I got to read Newsweek and Playboy for eight hours while occassionally swapping out tapes on the four reel-to-reel machines. Anyway.

There was a song that got stuck in my head, and 16 years later, I can’t remember what the hell it was. Just that it was midtempo and catchy and kinda dark. Think Atlanta Rhythm Section, only not. But certainly released from, say, 1969-1975. For a while I thought maybe the song was “Jackie Blue” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils – so I downloaded it off WinMX. No luck.

The lyric was something about a shy little girl who hides in her room all the time listening to her radio, until she finally gets sucked into it. Maybe literally, although I don’t think the lyric was quite clear on that point.

What the hell song am I thinking of? And did it stay with me because it’s good, or because it’s evil?