03/21/2004

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Obsession #2 - Suzi! Suzi was an even deeper experience for me. Suzi Quatro was a Goddess to me, really, and when I gazed at her it hit me for the first time that something was "up" with me, something was out of the ordinary. I had feelings that I never had for a girl before (although, to be fair, I hadn't really had them for a guy either, at this point). I was probably 9 or 10 when I first saw her and she was the whole package. That feathered hair, those amazing pipes, the tight pants and that rockin' guitar. I was gone before I knew what hit me. I ran out and bought every album she made, played "Devil Gate Drive" and "Rock Hard" up at full-tilt volume with the speakers stuck out the front windows of my parent's bedroom so I could blast Suzi down the block (my mom never would have allowed this had she been there, so the parental units were probably on vacation at the time). I caught Suzi on "Happy Days" (in the role of Leather Tuscadero) as often as I could and my mind was as full of Suzi goodness as it could get. Yes, I wanted Suzi carnally (although of course I wouldn't have thought in those terms) but I also wanted to be her. I wanted her ability to rock with the boys and to look skin-tight and to live the rock lifestyle of the 70's and to be free. Oh, how I wanted to be free. With Suzi as my role-model who knows what my teen years would have brought, but I moved on as my tastes changed and as the glitter years ended for good, Suzi moved on too. She always was and always will be a hero of mine though,...