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:

  1. 1936 – Bentley Drophead | Crazy Markovich
  2. A beat is missing | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  3. Tana deem, ta nana, na na, na na, tana deem (sparks) | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. The Mirror: Tanka | 365 days of defiance
  5. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me -Psychologycal Side of Recalling Memories | Journeyman
  6. Craters of the Moon | Exploratorius
  7. Dr Martens! An update! | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  8. Daily Prompt: Past « Vicariously Poetic
  9. The past was once the future | The Ambitious Drifter
  10. The Idyllic Place & The Daily Prompt | The Jittery Goat
  11. November Rain | Knowledge Addiction
  12. A Barenaked Summer | Musings | WANGSGARD
  13. Music is all around us, all you have to do is listen. | A Voice for Science.
  14. DP Daily Prompt: Always something there to remind Me | Sabethville
  15. (Almost) A Song for Everything | Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | likereadingontrains
  16. That moment | Kate Murray
  17. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | Awl and Scribe
  18. IT TAKES ME BACK. | Dreams to Reality !
  19. Musical Memories – Boy’s of Summer | Unload and Unwind
  20. This is always my go to place when I’m in a mood. Which is often. | thoughtsofrkh
  21. The River of Life. | Whispered Words
  22. Always something there to remind me | Sue’s Trifles
  23. Cretan Folk Music and Ali’s fall! | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  24. Oscar Songs on my Female Mind: I’ve had the time of my life and Let it go « psychologistmimi
  25. I Won’t Give Up | Flowers and Breezes
  26. Don’t Panic – It’s Only Love | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  27. Daily Prompt: Songs and memories | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  28. Still searching…! | juimkul
  29. Memories | A mom’s blog
  30. Always Something There To Remind Me | Trailer Trash Design | U.S.A.
  31. Daily Prompt: High Water Everywhere | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  32. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | snippets and words
  33. classic blotto | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  34. When People Randomly Break Into Song « Scraps, Drafts and Fragments
  35. We Weren’t Lovers, Just Brave Strangers (B. Seger) | meanderedwanderings
  36. A Dream Chaser, A Love “Echo” | From Hiding to Blogging
  37. Today sparrows | shame
  38. Valentine’s Challenge | Mila’s Misadventures
  39. Daily Prompt: Always Something There To Remind Me « Mama Bear Musings
  40. Back to the Mystic | the TEMENOS JOURNAL
  41. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | The Paperback Chronicles
  42. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | Of Glass & Paper
  43. Daily Prompt: Always something there to remind me | The River Mom
  44. Musical memories – Cassandra Wilson´s Time After Time | mamangerie
  45. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | Basically Beyond Basic
  46. Daily Prompt: Always Something There to Remind Me | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  47. The ‘Super’ 70′s. That kind of music just soothes the soul. | A Wiser Fella Than Myself Once Said…
  48. Daily Prompt: Past | The Wandering Poet
  49. in you (the past lingers in the lyrics) | peacefulblessedstar
  50. Thank God For The Radio | Goodnight Hestia
  51. Playing The Role of Someone In Control | A Sober Head Full Of Confusion
  52. The Surfs of Yesteryear | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  53. The Surfs of Yesteryear | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  54. Kolejny, drugi post | Lepsze Katowice
  55. That song on the radio | THECHOCOLATEYDAYS
  56. Drops of Sorrow | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  57. DP: THAT SONG! | Scorched Ice
  58. “Always something there to remind me” | Relax
  59. Remembering You… | Life Confusions
  60. Daily Prompt: Past – Glimpse of the 60′s | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  61. Daily Prompt: Songs « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…
  62. Life Will Be As It Should….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  63. Song of India | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  64. You’re my An, an, an angel | JED’s Playhouse
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