High Rising

I’ve become obsessed with a song from Suede’s famed B-Side album Sci-Fi Lullabies ever since listening to it for the first time last week. A good friend of ours loaned us his copy, surprised we hadn’t heard it. I’m surprised too! The entire album is mesmerizing, but the song High Rising in particular, struck a chord with me. I feel like it sort of embodies the time of my life when I first met James. I was listening to a lot of post punk. I was feeling lonely in a city, wondering if there was anybody out there for me. When I first heard this song it reminded me of James and that time period, almost like the feeling you get when a song really does take you back…but I’m pretty sure I hadn’t heard this one before. I’m putting together a photo book right now, so I have pasted a few of our early pics below.

Isn’t it fun to look at old photos? These are all from the very first months of our relationship, which I can’t believe has almost been 4 years ago. I love him with all of my heart.

Ross took this photograph just hours after I had met James for the first time. I was hosting a housewarming party at 1113 Fairmont.

James, serving up some palak paneer at an indian dinner party hosted at 1113 Fairmont Street.

This photo was taken at a birthday party just after James and I became an official couple. Trisha borrowed a funny mask from work and ran around pretending to be a party guest. It was hilarious.

One of the first times we hung out in DC for the weekend.

…You’ll hide among the covers and wave as the aeroplanes go by…She called you from across the city you hired a car to crawl, But with the high rise still in your eyes you wonder who’s out there at all…

7 comments on “High Rising

  1. Margaret November 15, 2010 3:37 pm

    I miss those carefree days!!!!

  2. Steph November 15, 2010 5:12 pm

    YA totes.

    Too bad we don’t have a proper photo of STEVE.

  3. Margaret November 16, 2010 11:40 pm

    OH MAN! The Heckler was sporting his red jumpsuit today — you would not believe how red it was. It was even brighten than I remembered. He was doing jogging warm-ups by the church today.Miss you!

    • Steph November 18, 2010 1:15 pm


      I wish I could have seen it!!!!!!

      Miss YOU!

  4. Julie December 3, 2010 3:03 pm

    he’s a killer, he’s a flash boy, oh!

    love that you posted this!
    this album was *the* soundtrack of my freshman year at Boston University, way back in 97.
    a schoolmate of mine started a brit-pop night called “The Pill” and that song got heavy rotation.
    the dance night is still going on over ten years later, and i wouldn’t be surprised if James hadn’t heard it a few times there too when he lived in Boston.

    it still gives me butterflies. 🙂

    • Steph December 5, 2010 2:45 pm

      Julie, yes isn’t it just so great!?

      I bet James has heard of it…and I do love Killing of a Flash Boy. SO good! I can’t believe it took me this long to find the album. Guh!

    • James December 10, 2010 11:31 am

      I do remember!

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