November 15, 2012

new music, rocks my socks off!

It's all about the little things in life, right? For me getting a new CD is one of those little things in life that often becomes a big thing, and one I look forward too like a kid at Christmas.

Think about it - how many songs in the world remind you of a special time in your life. Or sometimes worse, a horrible time in your life? When you hear certain songs you can often trace where you were, and what you were doing to a single verse or guitar solo in a song.

Dance parties, forget about it I can tell you a certain moment in time to most of my favorite dance songs new and old. True story - every time I hear the opening to Rob Base's "It Takes Two" I'm transported back to middle school at a school dance where a dude I thought was the coolest ever (he's now married to one of my BFF's) was dancing to this song. It also transports me to my junior year in HS on the dance squad - we used the intro as a mix in for a transition in our competition routine. See what I mean, why do I remember stuff like that... it's because of music. It feeds my soul.

Seriously - I can't hear a song like "Motorcycle Drive By" by Third Eye Blind without being transported back to my early years in college - healthy relationships were not something I had at the time. I hear that song BOOM! Water works.

Pearl Jam TEN - that entire album reminds me of high school summers. Cruising in my 86' Mercury Topaz with the windows down and the AC cranked up - yeah I rolled like that.  Add to this the B-52's Cosmic Thing - same thing happens. That tape deck blasted a lot of music in HS.

AC/DC - Back in Black, totally makes me think of HS as well. It was our fight song during football season. Thunderstruck, yep, again HS it was our fight song for basketball season.

Anything and everything Weezer totally reminds me of my 20's - my best friend J and I saw the band as many times as we could live. (Add to that list Saves the Day / ... Trail of the Dead / Taking Back Sunday and many more).

The entire Velvet Revolver debut album reminds me of Mike. When we first started dating the album was brand new and we listened to it over and over every time we were together. I can't hear the opening bit of "Fall to Pieces" without thinking of him.

I could list lots of songs that remind me of him...

I've been waiting for 11.13.12 from the moment I found out that Soundgarden was releasing a new CD. True I didn't rush to the store like a music crazed teen of my earlier years the day of it's release, but it was the first thing on my list of must buys yesterday. We do a lot of our grocery shopping at Target... so it was convenient.

Once in Target, and after purchasing my other NEEDS I was ready to snag the first studio release from Soundgarden in 15 years and I have to say I'm totally obsessed with it. I'm so happy it's such a great album. 15 Years without a peep is a long build up right? Trust me when I say it was worth the wait. At first listen, I feel for this album, hard.

I can't wait to make new memories with this album.
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SO tell me, is there a song or album that totally reminds you of a great time in your life?

Or am I the only one that thinks her life story has a soundtrack?
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Anonymous said...

Can't. Wait. Until. Tuesday. New. Kid. Rock.


Christina said...

I love this! I feel the same exact way about music. Some of my most memorable albums are Oasis (What's The Story) Morning Glory, No Doubt Return of Saturn, Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute (which I blogged about today!), Blink 182 Dude Ranch, Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill, The Killers Hot Fuss...I could go on! I had no idea Soundgarden was making music again. I've got to give it a listen!

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