Wednesday, September 15, 2010

30 days: A favorite song

The first item upon the 30 days thingamajig is your favorite song.

I'm stumped. I don't get all emotional and heeby jeebie over songs like a lot of people do. I think it has to do with too many hours of listening to random pieces composed over all of history and trying to identify piece/composer/movement by a 30 second window. (3 years of life as a music major)

But, I do have a bunch of songs that remind me of awesome times:

My first "boyfriend" Josh, our song - More than Words by Extreme, many a 7th grade evening was spent on the phone with Josh, always ending with us listening to this baby.

Summer Lovin: Grease. Right around the time I was heating up the phone line with Josh, my BFF at the time and I decided we were going to recast and film our own version of the musical "Grease". I of course would play Sandy and she Rizzo. This would require me dying my hair blond and led to some unfortunate Sun-in incidents laying by the pool.

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit. Like every self-respecting teen of the 90's, I busted out my flannel shirts and followed Nirvana like everyone else. The difference being, unlike a lot of smash hits, Nirvana was actually good.

Being from Minnesota, we were very proud of Soul Asylum. When Misery came out, we played it endlessly driving from work at Best Buy just about anywhere. (yes, all my friends except one worked at the same place, it was convenient for us)

For some reason, this song holds more memory for me than Runaway Train. (PS, I think I've seen Soul Asylum in concert 9 times, they put on a good show...)

Also constantly on the radio those days was Live, Lightning Crashes. Glycerine still reminds me of Chad, my high school boyfriend and perhaps most played on my discman in those days?

Pearl Jam's Jeremy, hands down:

I swear I wasn't disturbed, but it's a fantastic song.

Freshman year I listened to a lot of music, but Chumbawumba's Tubthumping reminds me most of college. Working in the admissions office, one of the counselor's would dance around singing this song because his name was Dan and he liked when they sang Oh Danny Boy over and over.

The rest of college was the aforementioned 30 second snippets, and so I'd rather not revisit that, if it's all the same to you.

There have been a lot of songs that remind me of various elements of life post-college, but most memorably, Ben Folds - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, this was the song Hubs and I did our first dance to at our wedding.

That's it. A tour of my life in music. What about you? Do you have a favorite song, or are you like me, indecisive to a fault?

1 comment:

  1. I was Rizzo for Halloween on year! So fun! These are all such great songs. They really take me back!



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