okay, anyone who knows me even vaguely probably knows my habit of LJ "Interest" surfing: seeing what the most obscure things are that are shared as interests by at least 2 people. right now, I have 75 interests listed, and only 4 are unshared: 5.25 inch diskettes (unsurprising), bachelor pad music (prolly some variant on "space age bachelor pad music" might hit), black velvet paintings (sorta surprising, but I'll deal), and Gene Pitney. What the fuck? of the 200,000 + LJ users out there, -no one- has any props for the man that gave us "Town without pity" and "24 hours from Tulsa"?? that's fucked up, frankly. Gene Pitney is, to quote Phibes , my boyfriend. I just can't fathom that Quasi has 136 matches, Liquid Sky has 24 matches, and Gene only has me.