When Amy Douglas was a teenager, her parents sent her to a boarding school for troubled kids deep in the Arizona desert. There she fell deep into a depression and struggled with an eating disorder. Then a cassette copy ofThe Name of This Band Is Talking Headshelped turn her life around.
"That album was full of energy and really helped me to become alive again," she remembers. The music was also her constant companion when she'd go running. "It was my solace and it was my motivator to reconnect with my body that I had been completely disconnected from and become friends with it again. I wore that tape out."
(Originally aired August 25, 2006)