The thing that is hard about this prompt is that while I love music, I don’t have that meaningful song that was playing in the background during an important moment in my life. I have no kiss to build a dream on, I have no auld lang sine, I have no leaving on a jet plane (btw, if you can guess the movies I just referenced you get 10 points).
When I was living in Albuquerque I would do karaoke with my friends from time to time. I guess the songs that I would sing then could classify as things that take me back.
Although the Bohemian rhapsody probably sounded a bit more like this:
The thing about those times is I never really viewed them as bib bullet point moments when I look back at the end of my life. The odds of those times happening again are slim to none. Maybe I should view it as meaningful.
The more I think about it there are two other songs that I can connect to a time period (although I always just viewed them as “something we did”). There are two songs that have to be played during a family reunion or event (on my dad’s side):
Ok, I got one more. I was dating this girl and when we broke up I pretty much listened to this song on blast for days:
(I’m slowly realizing this may go on for awhile)
The first Red Sox game I saw is really tied to music. There are songs that people sing along to and songs that players walk out to. Here is a couple from that:
(A Fenway Staple)
(Another Fenway Staple)
(I think Dustin Pedroia walked out to this at my first game and it made my fucking year because I would never have tied this song to him)
What else? This is getting kind of fun now. Hmmm. OH! Middle school dances!
The next two, while they aren’t tied to any particular memory, are songs I just about always listen to (at least once) while writing:
To end, I want to amend my first paragraph. There are tons of songs linked to memories that I have had. I guess when I read the prompt my head instantly went to the romantic comedy ending scene cliché where some dude (me – in my head) is giving some long overdrawn proclamation of love.
There is probably more music I can link up to this and I will undoubtedly think of some once I hit publish (and that’s why I am calling this volume one) but I think this is a good place to start.
Read what these people wrote: