Even if we have no musical talent, can't play an instrument, or carry a tune in a bucket, music is an intregal part of all of our lives. You may remember the first chords you learned on a guitar, the first time you finger plinked 'chop-sticks', or your solo at the Christmas pageant.
Whatever the case may be, certain songs bring back different memories, good or bad!
Growing up with grand-parents, it wasn't automatic that I could drive the family car when I turned 16. In fact I couldn't. I worked at a job after school and in the summer for ONE dollar an hr. I had to rely on rides from friends and family for years. I did buy a motorcycle, but you couldn't ride it that often, so I scrimped and saved and when I was almost19 I could finally afford a car that was reliable...A 1963 Chevrolet Bel-Air automatic with a 283 V-8. I paid the whopping total of 300 dollars for that fine ride.....So here I was, after 4 years of begging rides, alone in my very own car... Hot summer day, windows down, I eased out of the driveway toward everywhere and nowhere. I turned on the radio, found my station, and cranked it up....
"Lines form on my face and hands, Lines form on my left and right. I'm in the middle, without any plans, I'm a boy and I'm a man...I'm 18, and I don't know what I want, I'm 18"........
To this day when I hear that Alice Cooper tune, I think of me being alone, cruising in my own FIRST car, 18 and confused every day!!
The first girl that I ever kissed was a girl named Suzie G. One Friday night after a football game me and my buddy Edd, (who is now gone) met a couple of girls at the local pizza parlor. We talked for a while, I was my normal charming self, and in no time we were invited to a party. Well the party was quite boring, but no one wanted to go home quite yet, as me and Edd together were quite a duo. Loud, funny, charming, and I had home-made wine to boot...AND my grandparents were out of town for the week-end!
Yeah, you know the scenario, back to the house, down a few glasses of vino, turn on the stereo, and find a room to make-out in. The album that I put on was The Beach Boys..Pet Sounds. What a great make-out album. And make-out we did, but to this day whenever I hear Sloop John-B, I think of that first magical night, when every boys fantasy finally comes true...
I'm not going into every tune that rings a bell with my memories, but those two songs always bring a smile to my face, and I drift back to a happy time, with no worries, and an exciting uncertain future.
Do any of you have a song that holds a special place in your heart, or in your memories? Maybe it's a more recent tune, or a tune that reminds us of another time and place. I really enjoy the feedback that I get from all of my new friends, it means a lot to me, and I appreciate it.
....Now for the tie-in. My last three posts have been about ...Sex..Drugs..and Rock & Roll !!
After this I'll have to think of a new series,( LIME )......but for now, Peace...G-Man