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:


This one is easy. When I turned 16 I was unleashed upon the world with a 1800 pound torpedo (car) and a license to man it. Well, as 16 year olds are prone to do, I drove it at high speeds while listening to music at high volumes. And, as 16 year olds are also prone to do, one night, whilst driving at a very high rate of speed and listening to music at high volumes, I attempted to occupy a space that was already occupied by another car.

The collision itself has been saved in my memory in as a collection of snapshots rather than a moving memory. Car, brakes, collision, other car’s rear wheels up on the hood of my car, broken brake lights, bloody hand, smoke from skidding tires and then stillness. I was in a complete daze and confused having never been in a car accident but I clearly remember that when I went back to get the keys out of the car the tape player was dutifully playing this song at very high volume. Now, whenever I hear the song I think back to that night and remember how amazed I was that the tape player was still playing like nothing had even happened.

The Violent Femmes – Add It Up

What song reminds you of a certain event?

7 thoughts on “30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE: DAY 7:”

  1. Shortly after my father passed away, I heard “Between Days” by Red House Painters on the radio and it somehow came to me that two of those things will be connected from now on.

  2. When I was in high school, my younger brother bought a shitheap VW bug from this sketchy older guy — “sketchy” in the sense of “had some issues with the law over heavy breathing calls to women” — and there was a copy of this tape in the glove box. Played the shit outta that tape.

  3. I got in a car accident when I was 18, listening to Darkness on the Edge of Town, I think “Adam Raised as Cain.” Shoddy breaks. Awesome song. I remember picking the shards of my Florida Marlins front lisence plate off the road and knowing that somehow I would never have one of those again.

  4. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley reminds me of my move to Florida ten years ago. It was appropos as I was leaving everything I knew behind to start a new life. “Dont worry ’bout a ting, Every little ting gonna be all right” and it was!

  5. The first show I ever went to was Avail and Connection has always stuck in my memory

  6. I know the entire album was playing during the “event that only happens once in your life” but I totally remember hearing only one song, Pink Floyd ” pigs on the wing”.

  7. Anything by the Black Crowes –
    The Vic…back when you could smoke inside…sitting in the balcony in a storm cloud of pot smoke. I swear I saw Jerry Garcia on stage, and I’m not even a fan of the dead.

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