Across 15 states of mind
There was a nightclub in Carlton I used to go to in the early 90s. It played music the others didn't. It had people that were not like the people in the other nightclubs. Not like me, not really, but closer to whatever it was I thought I was, or was becoming. I was in my early twenties and studying psychology and I didn't know it then but I wouldn't go far with it. Upstairs they played British music on certain nights. It was full of candied dry ice and tobacco smoke. They used to play Ride a lot, and I loved Ride. This song came on frequently. It wasn't my favourite Ride song, but any Ride song was better than most songs, to me. I'd get out on the dance floor and dance like you're supposed to dance to Ride, which is more moping than dancing. It was loud and it was melodic and I moved and I forgot that I didn't know what the fuck it was I was supposed to be doing.