December 1995 was right in the thick of my twenties. On the 12th of the month I turned twenty-seven. Six weeks before, I purchased my very first house, where I lived with my two dogs: Sylvia and Jodi.
I was still working in the marketing department of Crest Audio in Paramus, NJ. I had a good life, a good job and great friends. I was lacking a girlfriend, but I figured that would sort itself out soon enough.
I have written before about how my job in the pro audio industry afforded me many opportunities to see concerts in all sorts of venues. One of these venues was a club called Tramps, at 51 West 21st Street in New York City. […]