28th July 2004
So here I am grooving along with my music, being all productive at work, and inevitably 1979 comes on.
As background to my next statements, I should say I don't want to attend my 10 year high school reunion in a few years for fear that I might be an incredible git (best term) and troll to my former "colleagues" since 95%of them were very mean.
But 1979 takes me back to that time, when I had little challenging homework, an easy job I loved (wouldn't love it now I think), and the people I chose to spend my time with (same policy now) were worth it. Specifically, I want to go sit on top of the swing set next to that old lake at sunset, smelling the dry, yet ocean humid air, my old perfume (found one similar I wear to lakes now), with a bellyful of pizza and scrounged beer, watching my friends play in the water. I may be serious, but it makes me happy to see others happy and that water was cold!
Anyway, that's the moment I see when I look back at my youth now instead of the bullies. I actually wonder if they're happy now, I want to go now just to see if they've made something of themselves. I want to apologize for being so critical, and forgive them for being idiot kids, too.
I just think of that moment by the lake, at that time and place with that company, it was ok to not know where I'll end up (still is but it's a more stressful thought). I think it has to do with favoring the moment in its entirety, which I don't have as many opportunities to do this as I used to. Still am very happy with my situation, just feeling old and nostalgic at the moment.
Do you guys have any times or places you associate with random songs?
7th December 2003
That happens relatively often to me. Sometimes when I discover a song I really like I put it in a loop and listen to it for several hours. That tends to link it to whatever I've been doing at the time, so when I later hear the song I remember what I was doing or how I felt while first listening to it.
8th November 2005
MrFancypants;5737021That happens relatively often to me. Sometimes when I discover a song I really like I put it in a loop and listen to it for several hours. That tends to link it to whatever I've been doing at the time, so when I later hear the song I remember what I was doing or how I felt while first listening to it.
This. So completely this.
Honestly, I couldn't give you a single example off the top of my head, but I know that if I were to go through all the music I have, I would be tripping over all the examples.
9th October 2007
Abso-fucking-lutely the same here. There just are songs that I have some special kind of connection with, which is what I love with music.
I usually tend to dislike latin american music, but there are a few "classics" that bring me back to my childhood and the good times I spent down there :p