Writer and broadcaster Lavinia Greenlaw's account of the role of music in her growing up.
Read by Emma Kennedy.
Lavinia's early tastes ranged from the Osmonds to Joy Division.
Thirteen-year-old Lavinia discovers the joys of make-up, shoes, disco and possibly boys.
Punk raises its spikey purple head and the Essex kids can't believe their luck.
Lavinia enters the sixth form in 1978.
Despite a boyfriend and romantic tendencies, her sense of punkish dislocation persists.
New Wave's arrival in Essex coincides with Lavinia's A-levels, but her serious attitude to popular music is not mirrored in her academic career.