Mar. 8, 2005

I Was Made for Lovin' You (Baby)

I was out having a drink with a friend this evening, and what does the DJ play? I Was Made for Loving You, by Kiss. Cringe-worthy, but otherwise no big deal right?

Click on the photo if you dare...

Well that was the song I first made (well, attempted to make) love to back in 1977, so it brought back a lot of memories. We were makin' out at her Aunt's home with her Aunt and Uncle "sleeping" in the next room. To mask any sounds we might make (mask... Kiss... it all connects) she plopped the 45 of this song onto the turntable and set it on repeat. It must have played twenty or thirty times before I couldn't take it any more.

It was a summer romance that was ending the next day with her return home for school. Between our nerves and figuring out condoms for the first time we didn't get too far! She was a sweet girl, pretty and thoughtful. Although we lost contact pretty quickly after that I like to think that she did well for herself in life. We met while I was working as a lifeguard at a public pool. One day I noticed a boy starting to drown at the dropoff that started the deep end. By the time I had blasted my whistle and raced over to rescue him she had already begun pulling him to safety. That was our conversation starter, and we spent the next month chatting at the pool and then dating...

Just for the record, I've never liked Kiss. Not then, not now.

Listening to: March of the Swivelheads by The Beat (aka The English Beat) from What Is Beat?


  1. I loved Kiss but I think it was more because my parents hated them with a passion. I remember when a few friends and I tried to get to one of their concerts in Vancouver. We lived in a little village on Vancouver Island and we really didn't get very far from the village when Dad caught up to us. I'm sure you can imagine the rest of the story! Needless to say I never did see them in concert, as a matter of fact Dad made sure I never set foot out of the house for a month! lol

  2. Hee hee! How old were you when you were caught in the dragnet? I guess Kiss were the Seventies version of Marilyn Manson. Or is it the other way around?

  3. Not a huge fan of Gene Simmons because his ego kept getting in the way, but Paul Stanley was/is totally hot and KISS-able. That's all I'm sayin'. ;)

  4. Gee, all the hot girls like Kiss... I'm going to have to re-think my position!