Thursday, October 05, 2006
TT # 13
I am an auditory person. There are songs that will come on the radio or my iRiver, and I will immediately think of a person or a place in my life, thinking of all the good memories (or bad).
So here is my list of:
13 Songs That Hold Memories for Me
1. Unchained Melody. This is "our" song. Ace took me to see Ghost when we first started dating, and I fell in love with this song, and fell in love with Ace at the same time.
2. Dreams by The Cranberries. I used to play this song when Queen Bee was a tiny little baby, remembering my mother telling me that she used to dance with us to music. So whenever this song plays, I immediately think of that sweet little baby, falling asleep on my shoulder as we danced around the living room of our first house.
3. 316 A Guitar Solo by Eddie Van Halen. This also reminds me of Ace. Ace is a lover of all things Van Halen, especially Eddie. He always loved his little guitar solos they would throw on an album, and it takes me back to a time in college when there were no worries other than not having anything to do on Friday night.
4. Cathedral Another Guitar Solo by Eddie. Same stuff as number 3.
5. Godspeed. This song reminds me of the Door Man and the Monkey. I sing this song to Monkey before she goes to bed, and I discovered the song when the Man was a little guy. I just loved the lyrics.
6. Shepherd Moons by Enya. This is a whole album, I know. But my roommate at Cedar Point loved to play Enya's music to go to sleep, and at that point in my life, I had never even heard of her. After that, I was an addict to her music.
7. Should've Been by Tiffany. I think that is the song ... you know... The Flowers You Gave Me Are Just About to Die. This song reminds me of when my ex ex boyfriend broke up with me when I was a senior in high school. I remember going off to All County Choir tryouts, crying my eyes out and this song came on. I had to literally PULL OVER to sing this song and sob. Yeah. Young love. Now that ex ex has been charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud. Good times.
8. Come on Eileen. This song just reminds me of all things 80s. It is a great summation of all those feelings and times I had as a child of the 80s.
9. Tubthumping by Chumba Wumba. I Get Knocked Down But I Get Up Again. This song, of all things, reminds me of when I worked part-time at The Disney Store and I was newly pregnant with the Queen. I would have to run to the bathroom and get sick because I had morning sickness the moment I knew she was in my body. We always had the radio on after work when we were cleaning up, and we always called in and requested the station to play it.
10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. I went to a smaller community college that was about 4 hours from where I lived for the first two years of college. My sophomore year, there was a really bad car accident that involved four upperclassmen. Three of them were killed. We had a memorial dedication to them, and I remember this song blaring from one of the dorm rooms.
11. Rocket Man by Elton John. When the Door Man was the tender age of one, he started having seizures. They were different; not the typical petit mal or grand mal that you would think. They were so subtle that it was hard to get them on a regular EEg. So we had to have a 24-hour ambulatory EEg done. He was strapped up to this computer equipment, and he looked like a little astronaut walking around this house. It broke my heart, and then Rocket Man came on the radio and all I could think of was how he looked like an astronaut getting ready to take off for the moon.
12. Beth by Kiss. This song reminds me of my Sissy, Mini Martha. She used to play this ALL the time because, well, it is a short version of her name. And I just remember that song being etched into my brain.
13. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo Ole'. This is that one that you hear started on a lot of commercials with the ukelele. I just LOVE this song. They play it for Rice Krispie commercials now, but it used to be played for some other commercial, and I fell in love with it. The commercial was on during the time that the Queen was a babe, and it reminds me of her every time I hear it.
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I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
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