How Do You Afford…


Last week I heard a song on the radio I hadn’t heard in years. It was the 1993, release of a song called “Rock ‘n’ roll Lifestyle” by the band Cake. Among many questions posed by the singer, in the latter half of the composition, the song asks:

Aging black leather and hospital bills
And tatoo removal and dozens of pills
Your liver pays dearly now for youthful magic moments
But rock on completely with some brand-new components

Now, how do you afford your rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle?

Hearing this song reminded me of an experience I had (coincidentally in 1993) that had an unexpected but lasting impact on me. […]