I've been listening to Aztec Camera since high school in the Philippines.
In '95, in Houston, a friend of my sister visited our home with a friend of hers.
At this time I was alone and, for the first time in my life, built a bonfire in our
backyard from the tree limbs that I pruned earlier in the day. I also took out my
stereo and was playing the Dreamland tape. So, I asked them to join me.
After several songs her friend Suzie asked me what band that was... Aztec Proud that
I am told her that she probably never heard of this band called Aztec Camera. She
said "Oh, I have High Land Hard Rain on vinyl." I was pleasantly surprised that
someone other than myself knew of Aztec Camera in Country Music Land! So we went on
talking about Roddy's music. Later that night, I gave her the tape. I figured, this
woman is one in a million... I'll give her something that I considered precious. Soon
after that we became a couple.
Fast forwarding 5 3/4 years... we went out on a date, had dinner, and I took her home.
I went to a friend's house 3 blocks away (where I had invited about 40 of our friends to
show up). A good friend of mine and I had been rehearsing "Do I Love You" (Roddy's version
of course) for the past week. This was the night. We walked (all 40 of us) to her
apartment building. I called her on a cell phone and serenaded the song to her. She came
down and I proposed to her. She is now my fiance. We're marrying soon.