Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Behind The Music


I'm big on music,so this was a challenge I wanted to do but couldn't wrap my head around.I wasn't going to participate this week ,but after getting the 411 from Mr.Smith ,It's all systems go! 

This challenge led me to do some digging Into my past to verify some things.And I'm glad I did.You see I have this thing where certain songs,especially 80's songs,throw my ass right back to the exact place and time I might have been listening to It.I say I might have because I haven't really done any verification on any of these memories.But I refuse to think of them as false memories because the images that appear In my head are so damn vivid/lucid.This will be one of the first times that I actually do a little fact checking on the release of a song that damn near puts me In a nostalgic trance every time I hear It. No joke,It's like time stops and I'm jettisoned back to my childhood.It's pretty freaky actually.Have any of you guys /gals ever experienced this?Well,the song Is John Waite's
" Missing You".  


                                

Every time I hear  those first three snares ,I already know It's gonna come on and I'm instantly put In a trance.I must be extremely weak minded because imo It's brainwashing at It's best.Something about the chords In that song that stop me in my tracks and  make me a kid again.I know It sounds corny but It's true.So I decided to find out why this happens.What the fuck was It about this particular song that   stirred such powerful childhood memories?

After a little research ,It turns out that "Missing You" released right around the time I came over to the states from Puerto Rico,1984 .I remember that night ,coming off the plain,It was freezing!So It must have been either fall or the beginning of winter.Well this song topped out at number 1 on the billboard charts In September ,which means that It must have been getting some heavy rotation, and right around the time I got here.My mom listened to a ton of radio and so did my sisters so I'm pretty sure I heard It a hundred times a day where we first lived.So that's my theory anyways.One day while mowing my lawn ,It came on over my headphones via a popular 80's station we have out here.Ready for more corniness?While bagging up the loose clippings,I decided to re purpose the lyrics to the song and dedicate It to my childhood. 

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8 comments:

  1. Not a contribution to the Round Robin challenge, but perhaps something you'll like.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Y6eCwCxiYFc/WKOyFHCOuKI/AAAAAAAARUs/0pYjwFI3D4kP-XGjmc_hYXNzeKQN9us-wCLcB/s1600/2%2BMinute%2BToy%2BBreak.png

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  2. That's pretty damn cool man!!!I might be inclined to use that sometime.Thanks.

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  3. Great post! Music has a way of stirring up memories... especially childhood memories. The same thing applies to toys and trading cards. It's probably why I like all three things.

    P.S. Great song. Now I'm off to go listen to "Change" from Vision Quest. My other favorite song from Mr. Waite.

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    1. I feel like music would be an important cog or that missing component In a time machine lol.And "Change" Is a great song as well my friend.

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  4. Very nice memory. I love how music can call up so many things- emotions, sense memories, and take us back to that time and place

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    1. I went way weirder on mine. I can almost hear Kasey Kasem's voice...

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  5. Great post, sadly on mine I mentioned a sad tale but there are many songs that put me on a trance.

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