Monday, February 20, 2006

Easy #36

Finished my 'Easy' graphic yesterday. Been super busy but more on that later. Time for this weeks question.

Tell me...

Experts say memories can be triggered by our senses, particularly sight, smell and sound. Does music have that effect on you? What song or songs always take you back to an era or a specific memory in your life?  Can you link a song to a specific moment in time?

There are many and my list could go on and on, but these are my top 5:

Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones - sitting with my sister Lyn in the back seat of our silver 1963 Chevy Impala driving home from a Sunday grocery shopping trip to Von's in Sepulveda, California and wondering what the heck he was singing about.

The Candy Man by Sammy Davis, Jr. - baby sitting my two younger sisters, who were always fighting with each other; I'd crank up the stereo volume, dance around the house singing that song at the top of my lungs with hopes of making them quit always worked and soon they would both join in my silly reverie. :)

Dream Weaver by Gary Wright - sitting in my bedroom in the cold basement writing poetry.

Kyrie by Mister Mister - driving in a blizzard on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon all alone in the middle of the night.

Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood - sitting at work listening to the radio and hearing the D.J. announce that song is #1 on the charts; then smiling with the thought that society has not gone completely over the edge. People can say they are offended by prayer in school, religious monuments in public places and the words 'Under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance. They can try to remove these symbols from my life. They can complain all they want because the rest of us have spoken, loud and clear, and the antagonists can't remove that song from the radio or television air waves.

So, what about you? Which songs carry a specific memory, old or new? Post your answers in your journal, then leave me a link to your entry in the comments below.  I'll post your answers later this week. This should be interesting!


robinngabster said...

Neil Diamond takes me back to my youth and watching my Mom dance around the console stereo singing along with him.

Not a song but a scent reminds me of my Grandma Murphy and that scent is ornage blossoms.

robinngabster said...

Love the graphic.

sangrialel said...

Mines done!