Because Songs Matter

30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE: DAY 6:


So, I’ve decided to do this facebook 30 Day Song Challenge (you can see previous days here)thing and I figured I’d do it here on ninebullets. Feel free to contribute your thoughts in the comments section. So, without further ado:

DAY 06: A SONG THAT MAKES YOU THINK OF SOMEWHERE:

When I read this one I started marinating on songs that reminded me of places but as kept thinking I realized that, for me, songs and albums remind me of stations in life as often as they do specific places. Sometimes, dusting off an album from 15 years ago is like sitting down and drinking a beer with the person you used to be. When I looked at today’s challenge from that angle, the list grew exponentially but one immediately made me smile so that’s the one I chose to share with y’all today.

There was a couple of years span when I was in high school (and just out of) where we went to Rocky Horror every single weekend. I’d get off from my job as a busboy, ride by and ppick up my friend Maura (who’d snuck out), swing by and pick up my buddy Chris (who’d snuck out) and we’d meet a couple other friends (who may or may not have snuck out) and we’d head out to Tampa for the midnight showing. Chris and I would try and come up with new lines in hopes they’d catch on with the crowd. That era, for me, was probably childhood’s last gasp but it was a great time. I went to the local showing of Rocky a year or so ago. Sadly, I’ve forgotten most of the lines and a lot of the magic was gone but I was happy to see a full house and a new collection of kids doing the Time Warp.

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sweet Transvestite     

So, how about you. What’s a song that reminds you of somewhere and what’s the story?

4 Comments

  1. Lisa Lisa
    April 13, 2011    

    I remember back in the mid 90’s I was going to college in Orlando. Well, I was trying to atleast. I got sucked into the “rave” scene, which is just another way of saying I wore glitter and took lots of drugs on a regular basis. If for some reason I didn’t make it to Club Firestone on a given Saturday night, something was seriously wrong and chances were you’d find me hanging in the shady alley near Cafe 11 with some questionable folks. If I ever hear this song, it’s like having a full on flashback. I can smell the smells of vapor rub and feel all the people around me, it’s just one of those songs that immediately takes me to a place that felt so fucking good, but was so fucking bad.

    Information Society- “Running”

  2. troutwithout troutwithout
    April 13, 2011    

    Graceland – covered by a band called Larry (since broken up to play with Carolyn Wonderland) takes me to Tahlequah Oklahoma, a barn with a bar, bonfire and good times.

  3. Nick Nick
    April 20, 2011    

    Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
    First year of college I spent a ton of time in a house with an extended group of friends. Lots of stories came out of that time and this song always reminds me of it.

  4. CockEyedDonkey CockEyedDonkey
    April 27, 2011    

    Country Roads – Ryan Bingham

    Booze Bongs and Backroads in Marshall CO

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