Post # 1
My all time fave song is "Don’t Look Back" by Boston.
I listened to it today when I went for a run and then the sky suddenly turned dark grey and I suddenly realized I went for a shower! lol! I’m home, finally in some dry clothes, and typing away laughing.
That song reminds me of so many life events. First time I heard it my sis and I were in high school and on vacay w/our grandparents (a yearly event for a week every summer) in panama city beach, FL. We were at the amusement park there, on the spider, and they were blasting this song and we looked at each other and realized "this is the life"! It was OUR summer song and reminded us of all things happy.
Flash forward, five years ago on NYE, I was celebrating the fact that my divorce papers were finally signed by the judge (first judge, and we had 2 in our county, had dropped dead so it took 2 mos longer) and I was at a party with my friends and it suddenly hit me about 10 minutes before midnight that I was going to be legally single in 2 days. And I began to cry. It had been really hard. I gave up alot. And of course it wasn’t my fault. My friends went up to the dj at the party and told them and next thing I know, "Don’t Look Back" is dedicated to me and it’s the last song before the countdown began. I suddenly realized I was going to be fine, and the feelings from those summers with my sister and grandparents flooded back. I was hurt, but going to be FINE!
Flash forward to now. Last spring, T and I went off on our first vacay together to Savannah GA and St. Simon’s Island, GA. I brought my ipod, plugged it into his car, and the first song played was..my old vacation song.."Don’t Look Back".
It is now a reminder of where I was, who I am, and where I’m going in life. Plus as a nuclear medicine technologist, I have to love the fact the band was made up of some techies from MIT! Greatest happy song ever and it only gets better when you crank it up to 11~~~(spinal tap anybody?)
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Haha, awesome story. I love Spinal Tap (and Boston).
It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite song. I love music waaay too much to pick just one. I think I more associate different albums with different parts of my life.
Revolver is the album that I can’t listen to without thinking about studying abroad in England when I was 20. The most exciting and intense 6 weeks of my life!
Abba Gold reminds me of my senior year of college, when me and my girls road-tripped from Austin, TX to Vegas. So much fun! After that 1500 mile drive, we arrived at the Strip, blasting Dancing Queen and sticking our heads out the sun roof. So much fun!
Cease to Begin by Band of Horses is my album of the moment–I hope when I look back on it I will think of all the amazing times my fiance and I had preparing to get married.
Post # 4
I can’t really choose one song…it changes with my mood. I always go back to anything from Linkin Park. I know a lot of the lyrics are angry, but they’re meaningful, because they remind me of a difficult part of my life, and regardless of whether the songs have a happy ending, I remember the hard times and understand that they made me who I am today.
For the past year, I’d have to say the songs with the most plays on my iPod are "Fuera de Mi" by La Ley. I love La Ley (and Beto Cuevas now that he’s gone solo) because most of the songs are about love and life and the lyrics are so poetic. Of course, my FI has had to translate each one for me…but I’m learning, and the songs just aren’t as beautiful in English.
My family is going to be so confused at the wedding when all my favorite spanish songs are played….haha.
Post # 5
Oh man, i love a lot of songs. One of my faves is "you are my sunshine" which my mom used to sing to me when I was a kid. Also "it’s yoru love" which my FI and I danced to for the first time at a fraternity formal before we even started dating. I just like music in general though. Anything I can bop my head to in the car and belt out works for me!
Post # 6
Ooo another one is anything by The Cars. My dad used to play that during the summer–that and Michael Jackson was like our Family’s Summer Anthem–while we swam in the pool all day. That always makes me think of summer back home in the pool
Post # 7
My other song is of course, what I wrote about, "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. It was the song that I danced with my dad when I married the x. It’s the only dance I have on dvd or video at all of me dancing with my dad since he’s gone.
The song that reminds me of my dad is "My Immorrtal" by Evanescence. Every time I heard that song on the radio I would just burst into tears. I miss him beyond words and since the 10th anniversary of his death is looming (it was June 8th, right before Father’s Day and we buried him June 10th..the most LOVING and NON SELFISH human that ever walked the earth and loved my sis and I and our kids with all his heart). I also cry whenever I hear "The Dance" by Garth Brooks or "American Trilogy" by Elvis..I’m from Memphis, and my dad passed away in the same hospital from the same thing in the end (heart failure) and yes, Elvis knew my family.
Funny you should mention Linkin Park. At the darkest time of my life (My dad had died, one year later my grandma, and then my divorce 2 years after all that which began in late 2003 and final in january 2004) the song that reminded me of the whole thing was "In the End" by Linkin Park. I remember leaving my marriage counselor’s office after the very last session (which we had separately). She said he was lying through his teeth and that she could do no good with a person only intent on lying. she had recommended that day and in the days to come, my minister and my sunday school teachers even recommended I divorce. I remember hearing that song on the radio and then I got the cd. The lyrics were exactly how I felt.."In the end, it doesn’t really matter." Because that’s how I felt. Relieved, angry, yet saddened I had let "the clock tick life away" with somebody who didn’t deserve me or imho my child.
There’s a MILLION Keith Urban songs that remind me of T. He loves Keith. So do I. (I also think Nicole Kidman was the MOST GORGEOUS AND GLAMOUROUS encore bride of all btw) and whenever we go on road trips, he puts on Keith and he holds my hand. It’s that little gesture that makes me realize WHY my life is 100 percent different now and why I’m marrying the most amazing, hot, and loving guy in the world who treats my child 100 percent as good as if he were his own.
I am blessed.
Music for me are time/date stamps. I can associate a memory with music and it’s also been a way for me to purge alot too, as well as celebrate life and love.
Post # 8
My favorite song is "Over The Hills & Far Away" by Led Zeppelin. I love the guitar work on it and I love the way it goes from a tender love song to a hard rockin’ tune, all in one song.