Monday, May 09, 2005

musical memories...

since i like to underpromise and overdeliver, here is my response to kristin's comment on this post...i've owed her some musical memories for a while

kristin's comment was:
How about I name you a song and you name me a memory connected to it? Randomly picked songs: Paradise City/Guns'n'Roses, Starman/David Bowie or Intergalactic Planetary/Beastie Boys.

so i'll do more than what was asked and give a few memories...

paradise city - ah, interesting choice - the most vivid one was a bar i hung out at in the late 80's (biggies)...this song was on the juke box and it got played several times a night - at least - a real crowd pleaser. it stayed in heavy rotation long after it fell out of general fashion - my hometown is like that. in fact, i'd bet it still gets played all the time and the same people prolly hang out there - wearing the same clothes - and to paraphrase pete townshend "and the mullets have all grown longer over night"...

the other thing i recall is a parody version - atlantic city: "take me down to atlantic city with shecky green and conway twitty" - imagine all the important things i could store in my head if i could clear out such nonsense

star man: ah, from iirc the first lp i bought - i had bought only 78's prior to that (j/k about the 78 part) - i went to sound sensations, a local record store, back when record stores were record stores - with a friend in high school...buying a record was a major act of deliberation and i picked this one - i stand by my choice even today. subsequently, the trip to sound sensations was a major event - would ride my bike. i am getting nostalgic for this even though ordering from amazon or downloading from iTunes in practical terms is much better - there isn't the sense of "the experience" that i got from going to sound sensations. that's why brick/mortar stores will continue to last - even though the take over of little shop owners by mega-chains has diminished the experience some...

other memory - the outstanding version in the life aquatic done by a great brazilain singer whose name escapes me (TLA is out on video tomorrow - i have preordered it)

intergalactic planetary: hmmm - cool tune - no real memories except perhaps taunting my wife and kids with "i'll stir fry you in my wok!"

see folks, i answer and respond to my reader(s), so if anyone else has a suggestion...


At 12:58 PM, Anonymous KristĂ­n said...

"i'll stir fry you in my wok!"

I LOVE that phrase!

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Chloe said...

Finger lickin' good!
I can name a memory from that song... It's one of the songs that my friends Shelly & Sherry get such a kick out of when I've played it in my car. That and the live version of "Honky Cat" by Elton JOhn from the "Here & There" concert LP, which they also get a big kick out of.

At 9:04 PM, Blogger scornfate said...

maybe this could be a new feature that comes in handy when there's really nothing to write about.


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