In a conversation with friends last week I said I was bloody minded and stubborn.
Actually that's not true. My ideas aren't cast in stone and I can be persuaded if I think the argument is right. What I should have said is that I can be persistent, and sometimes if I set out to do something I won't rest until I have done it.
I heard a piece of music back in the eighties. It was unusual and catchy, and at the time I thought I would like to be able to play it whenever I wanted. However there was no way of finding a source.
Then the Interweb came along.
I searched for the piece of music even though I hadn't a clue what it was called or who sang it. I just knew where I had heard it. No luck.
The Interweb has grown considerably since then and over the years I have gone back to my search occasionally. At this stage I wasn't really pushed about the music, it was a case of a bit of unfinished business and my dogged persistence was kicking in.
Last week I started searching again. At this point it's purely a case of "can I do it" rather than anything else. I found a lot more information on the song. It's called "Porgi Amor" and it's sung by Christine Collister. I could find tons of versions of "Porgi Amor" and I could find lots by Christine Collister, but my Venn Diagrams refused to overlap. There was no mention anywhere [that I could find] of her ever singing that piece.
Yesterday I found it.
I am delighted with myself, not for having the track at last, but purely for completing my quest. Thirty years is a long time.
I still like it though.
For brownie points, anyone like to say where I heard the original?