A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby HGolightly » Sun May 23, 2010 2:29 pm

Memories ... approx. twelve years old and on a road trip to Arizona with my mother and sister.

Willie Nelson - On the Road Again


John Lennon - Just Like Starting Over

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Postby Sabina » Mon May 24, 2010 8:04 pm

The opening song of the first Rock concert I've ever been to.
I was 14 years old and stood at the very front, right in front of the stage.



A few more songs from the same concert:

Little 15


A Question of Time



This was released just a year later, but I was still listening to Depeche Mode, so..
Personal Jesus (1989)


And then again later...

I Feel You (1993)


Dream On (2001)

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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Heidi » Mon May 24, 2010 10:57 pm

This one reminds me of my dad, who adored Manos Hadjidakis...


NOBLE DAME

She was a lady once of noble name, noble dame
she has a silver ring from her king
Give her a nickel, take her out to dine, give her wine
comfort her if she sighs and then cries

Look for her by the fountain on the road, say hello
dont be afraid to smile and then go
And if you see her talking to herself all alone
leave her alone, her heart is at home

She was a lady once without a care, golden hair
she was the only friend of the king
May be she'll come back and ask you for your name, noble dame
we'll give our love to her on her way
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Daywhite » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:43 am

I was 14, I think. I was painting the living room and kitchen of our apartment with my uncle. My uncle was only 14 years older than I was, a decorated Vietnam vet, returning home at the age of 20. I had bought this album not long before; I heard the song Young Blood on an episode of Happy Days and picked the album up in K-Mart. After listening to the entire album (yes, album, 33 1/3 rpm), Young Blood was probably my least favorite song on it.

A friend of my uncle's stopped by to help paint. We had the album playing, turned up loud. My uncle's friend said something about how great the music was, and my uncle said, "Yeah, it's Bigfoot's (his nick-name for me). Damn good sounds, huh?" I was happy they liked it so much, that I had picked good music. My uncle and his friend smoked a joint or three, had a few beers, and we finished up the two rooms, the album left with a bit of white paint splatter on it as a memento of the day. The paint, as far as I know, is still on the album. I'm not sure where the album may be; could be at a friends who has much of my old music, albums and 45s, or could simply be lost to the ages. Either way, the memories of that day remain, embedded even more deeply than the white paint stains on the record.

Bad Company -- Run With the Pack (1976)

(songs in the order they are on the album)















(Couldn't find a video for this one, but this links to the song) Sweet Lil' Sister

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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby mirjana » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:44 pm

Daywhite,
I love your approach to this topic. You wrote two beautiful memory stories and I enjoyed both of them very much. Like that you made a very nice combination of three beauties, dear memory, writing and music. [El]
Sabina did the same, but in shorter version. I think that if we would do it this way the whole topic would be more personal and therefore more beautiful.
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby mirjana » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:10 am

Two names very popular that I remember, Diana and Carol…



Two classics of Elvis Presley: Are You Lonesome Tonight and It's Now or Never



Two great evergreens that started when I was young…Sound of Silence and Greenfields




My weakness that time back… Apache


And finally Ray Charles and Georgia…
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Re: A Musical Trip down Memory Lane

Postby Sabina » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:25 pm

When I was 15 I went to a concert of a band I didn't know at all. I hadn't heard a single song by them, but the concert wound up being great, and not only that, but I met a few genuinely cool people that night which would stay in my life for years to come.
So, if nothing else, then for that it would always be a memorable experience.
"Why else would one go to a concert if not to have a front row "seat"?" used to be my logic back then when going to any concert, but in this case I wasn't at the very front, but rather midways to the side, with these people, and we were just dancing and having fun.
It was truly great.

Here are a few songs from that night, all by "Transvision Vamp".

"Velveteen"


"Down on you"


"Bad Valentine"



The next two songs I liked less than the above, but they are not bad, just a bit more "poppy".
"I want your love"
"Baby I Don't Care"

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