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I got into geek rock when I dated the lead singer of a local band. Together, we would listen to Hum, Promise Ring, Compound Red, Elevator to Hell. We used to listen to the yammering guitars, and I would watch him try to pick out The Pod on his shitty strat fake. He struggled with the fucked up chords and I would struggle with the lyrics, hoping to get it down so that the band could practice it for a cover. In those days, we were a team, deciphering music and living for each other.

Discord came in the form of the groupies, cheap teenaged girls in their baby tees making eyes at my rock and roll superstar. I held on with teeth and nails to that relationship far longer than I should have. I wanted stability, he wanted the girls. I let him have the girls, and now I listen to Neil Young.