Gut Rumbles

September 28, 2005

it's true

Music will do this to you. At least it's always done it to me.

I associate a lot of my life with the songs I listened to at the time. Those songs trigger memories and I can almost SMELL where I was and what I was doing at the time.

Of course, my musical memories go all the way back to Buddy Holly, Elvis, Danny and the Juniors, the Everly Brothers, the Coasters and THEN through the Beatles and serious rock & roll. I'm a lot older than Flynny is.

But I still get that same feeling when I hear songs I associate with my past.



This dovetails perfectly with my other comment under the Dan Fogelberg post.

Posted by: Stevie on September 28, 2005 10:21 AM

And the music itself can talk about these memories:

There are places Iíll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life Iíve loved them all.....

IN MY LIFE - Lennon/McCartney

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy on September 28, 2005 10:57 AM

Yeah me too. Good link. She had a great list over there. Made me remember some stuff too.

Posted by: Libby on September 28, 2005 06:04 PM

Thanks for the link, Rob.

I had to pare down my list considerably to get to just those few songs. And, now...I realize that I've left off some of my best memories: those of my grandmother singing along to her George Jones, Kenny Rogers and Loretta Lynn records.

Posted by: jmflynny on September 28, 2005 08:19 PM

"These Arms of Mine"??!! Not even in the top 100 of Otis' best songs. Sounds like a poseur pick.

Posted by: rivlax on September 29, 2005 03:21 PM

How special.

Not only did you fail to mention the songs that you prefer, but you managed to work in a jab while you were at it.

Perhaps, you should start your own blog.

Posted by: jmflynny on September 29, 2005 08:25 PM
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