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Mabel and how it all started

Do you remember when there was no internet? And we spent hours in record stores and our friends’ rooms searching for new music to listen to. I do. And I remember very well how emotional I felt every time I bought a new vinyl, and how that feeling lasted for months, until I bought another record. And I remember the first time Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the dock of the bay” played on my old record player, or Ben E. King’s “Stand by me”. But what I will never ever forget was the first time I heard “Hey” by The Pixies. I had never heard anything like it. I became so obsessed with the band and the song, that I made a whole tape with only “Hey” on it. I still have it. And still today it’s impossible for me to listen to the song only once.

The album “Doolittle” changed my life. For a long time when anyone asked me what I wanted to be as a grown-up, I answered: Kim Deal.

Later Pavement would come into my life, but that’s a whole other story.