Top 3 Songs That Take You Back…

Treble_Clef_BarnstarOkay…because it’s the end of the year and I’m feeling just a skosh on the sentimental side, I  wanted to bring this question to you:

What three songs from your past take you back to when you first heard them and/or what’s the story behind them?

And since this is my blog, I guess I get to go first, right?


#3 – The Police – Sychronicity II from the album, “Synchronicity.”

This song takes me back to a foggy Half Moon Bay in California. I had a mental crash in 1983 when my first husband was in Air Force. He’d gone to basic training, I’d just learned how to drive our 4 speed manual ’73 Vega GT wagon. And I needed to get the hell away from just EVERYTHING. Have any of you ever needed to just get the hell away from all of it? Yeah. That was me. I don’t know if it was the upcoming move to Texas, or the fact that I realized that I was no longer a kid, or what, but every single time I hear this song? It takes me back to hanging my feet over the rocks and watching the waves crash in during a foggy afternoon. That’s only been what? Thirty years ago? OMG, I am almost old enough to fart dust.

#2 Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up…

This song was what played during my wedding in 2003…I remember Johnny looking at the ceiling like there was a bug up there, or something, but the fact of the matter was that he was just as choked up as I was. To this day, 11 years later, we still joke about the “fly” on the ceiling. 🙂 ❤

#1 The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?

This song nails my number one spot for two reasons: one is because it takes me back to my childhood.

The second is that it reminds me of my sister from another mister…Ms. Redwood City, California…Skwarl. I hear this and not only think of high school, but I get a double whammy, because I hear this and also think about our trip to North Myrtle Beach a year or so ago. She’s got satellite radio in the car and it had a killer 80’s new wave vibe going on, and any song that can take me back to high school AND make me smile about a forty-something adventure? How do you top that? Yeah…you don’t.

So there are my songs for the year.

I would absolutely love it if you guys would share the top three songs of your life. What are the songs and why do they take you back?

Until next time…

Musical-Types, This One’s For You…

My musical weapon of choice

My musical weapon of choice

So Rob ( ) and I were chatting it up this evening, and we got to talking about music and the stringed instruments that produce it.

I got to thinking that it would be interesting to see how many of you are musically inclined, and which instruments y’all play.

This isn’t my usual type of post, but what the hell…I feel like a rebel tonight. Because I am blogging from my tablet, there may not be an image, but there WILL be a poll:

I took violin lessons from age 7 on, and played all through high school. At 9, I picked up the guitar, and in high school learned how to play cello, viola, bass (the upright kind) and flute. In my adult years, I picked up an electric guitar and an amp and made a mockery of both Pearl Jam and Hole, but damned if I didn’t have fun doing it. 🙂

So, let me hear from you about your musical adventures, both past and present. 😉

Until next time…

Music Entry

Music - Sometimes that's all you need to get through it.

Music – Sometimes that’s all you need to get through it.

Y’all…It’s been a crazy past several days. I have so much I could tell you, but won’t, because of time constraints tonight. Long story short? The hubs is having medical problems (apparently a sharp pain in the left side of your abdomen just under your ribs for a month is nothing you want to share with your spouse until it’s been a FREAKING MONTH…), and work has been kind of a booger bear, but I go through withdrawals when I don’t post.

That said? I’ve been escaping into music to try and unwind this week. I’ve had to. Blood work? Liver Function? CBC’s (what the hell is that anyway???), and now waiting on the referral so he can see the gastro-guy (who is the one I saw for fatty liver that told me I needed to lose weight…)

So yeah…Music. Safer than illegal drugs, and I kind of need to keep my job. I have discovered a couple of groups I want to share with y’all, because if you’re stressing out in the least (and I know a couple of you that I also follow have had a rough week, as well) these groups might help you feel better.

The first is American Authors. My buddy, Larry, introduced me to them a couple of weeks ago after having seen them on TV. He told me about them, because he really isn’t into music like this, but he found that he was really enjoying them, so I gave them a listen. I ended up getting the album on Spotify. They are just so upbeat and happy:

Enjoy this, and then go find the rest via iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc.

The next group I discovered is Kodaliine, from Ireland (hey, Janey? You ever hear of these guys?). They were featured on American Idol about three weeks ago when I went to the Y with Leslie. I saw them, heard them, liked them, and downloaded their song, “All I Want” while I was there, and somehow it landed in my Coldplay files, and I promptly forgot about them…Until yesterday, when I was setting up that playlist to listen to while lying in the tanning bed yesterday.

So I shared this with Larry, kind of to return the whole American Authors favor, and he loved this song, too! And I have to add…I hadn’t seen the video to this until finding the link to post here tonight, and I’m honestly choked up…The doggie…the message…the beautiful girl that helps him out…the happy ending…Holy crap, y’all…I’m a mess…

Lar? If you’re out there reading this? Enjoy…Warm sun, gentle waves, umbrella-studded drinks, and lots and lots of fun…I think after this week, ALL of us deserve a little peace and relaxation.

I hope you all enjoy these as much as I did…

I’ll try to be better at posting this week. Life is just a little nuts right now…Too much being thrown and my little brain all at once…

Until Next Time…