from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.


music and memory

lately i find myself being particularly nostalgic about music. it’s interesting how memory is so closely tied to song.

what do these songs make you think of?

1. sting- every breath you take
2. indigo girls – closer to fine
3. warrant – cherry pie (and don’t even try to say you don’t remember the song)
4. violent femmes – blister in the sun
5. depeche mode – personal jesus
6. they might be giants – istanbul
7. madonna – open your heart
8. dead milkmen – punk rock girl
9. nine inch nails – down in it
10. [insert your own song]


Blogger Kiker said...

Oh dear Lord...

1) Being in middle school and wanting to be in love (even though I could have had NO concept of what that meant at the time).

2) Dancing at my first Indigo Girls concert with Betsy.

3) Feeling kind of tingly and kind of sleazy when I heard it but not REALLY understanding why (about 7th or 8th grade).

4) Dancing at the Edge in high school.

5) Being the angst ridden, anti-religious 17 year old that I was. (Don't worry; I still think it is a FABULOUS song)

6) Adam Crandall

7) Being in fourth or fifth grade at a slumber party where everyone sings (this is just the year before everyone decides they hate you for no good reason).

8) Singing with Betsy in the car. (but for the life of me I don't know why this is what i remember)

9) Steve. Breaking up with him. Realizing someone can crush your spirit. And understanding that I had been much better than I was at that point --AND IT WAS ALL HIS FAULT.

10) Lisa Loeb - Stay (some of you may not remember this... it's from the reality bites soundtrack).

10/04/2005 03:24:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok here is my debute...wish me luck!

1). Every girl I ever loved in middle school which by the way was every hot one EXCEPT (go figure), Playmate of the Year '05. Yeah you saw her Betsy. hea hea Did I just blow it at #1?

2). College...coming into my own away from home. And of course the fun that comes with that...

3). Arguing with my sophmore college roommate that it was my house and that she better turn that sh^t off when I was home. Please?

4). Oh god...every party I have ever been too. Love it. Most recently doing karoke at a friends after 32 drinks and 63 jello shots with a real guitar and of couse a friend who had 1 more jello shot then me. So I was the lead singer and she was backup.

5). First girlfriend in high school. She WAS my Personal Jesus when she would make it through my bedroom window without killing herself and not getting me caught by the parents. Meanwhile, I wonder what ever happened to her??? I wonder if she could still do it now that I'm on a second floor...hmm.

6). Ok...not for it is 11:48pm and now I MUST have Chicken Korma or Tikka Masala. what?

7). Just Jelly bracelets and my refusal to do the shoes.

8). My sister. She was the Punk Rock Girl and looking at her now you would do nothing but laugh at the thought.

9). My deck at my house in the Timbers in Tallahassee and our stereo speakers (Klipsch). The parties that occurred with this song always on the Playlist. I think that disc was stolen 4 times from those parties.

10). Oh I remember it. hea hea For some reason it reminds me of playing frisbee in a park with an ex from FSU.

11). New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle...for me just dancing. On every compliation CD I made for YEARS.


P.S. Am I expected to do this on a daily basis now...cause I will if threatened properly? That was fun. Thanks.

10/05/2005 12:08:00 AM

Blogger betsy said...

see pouty pout - that WAS fun wasn't!

kik #10 - lisa loed, stay totally reminds me of my freshman year dorm.

pout #10 - bizarre love trangle - the original is so 80s night at brothers in tally. the remake - by frente - reminds me of my friend carolina

10/05/2005 09:09:00 AM

Blogger Dirty Pop said...

damnit, ok, i'll play too.

1. Listening to Stacey's stepdad's records when I was in 10th grade.

2. My very first road trip to Atlanta (for the 1st time w/out parents, in my very first year away at college.

3. I definitey know the song but the only memory that stirs is a feeling of embarrassment for all involved.

4. Again, my sophomore year in college, 1st song i learned how to badly play on guitar.

5. Spring break in PC my freshman year. We played the drum part on the dash of my GEO Prism. HoT.

6. Tallahassee, Sunday night, Brothers, of course.

7. My very 1st experience with a "peep show" and remembering I strangely felt obsessed with it.

8. Honestly, don't know this song.

9. One of my 1st very sexual experiences with the same sex.

10. "Work it for me" Justin Timberlake, big smiles, lots of laughing, and dancing on the chairs outside at The Vortex on a very special someones b-day.

10/05/2005 09:20:00 AM

Blogger Amanda said...

1) Don't laugh (ok, you can) but as soon as i start hearing that song, i hear the P.Diddy remix about B.I.G. ...i'll be missing you!

2) All the early I.G. songs remind me of coming out in the chilly air of the 1998 fall/winter season. Thanks Smith for lending me your cds!

3) My next door neighbor Jodie and the album cover of the fat guy with the cigar. Was never really into the music though.

4) Brothers, Sundays.

5) Brothers, Sundays.

6) Brothers, Sundays--always the last song, followed by the bright lights being turned on and everyone groaning and stumbling outside.

7) Wow, so many things.

8) Don't know this one.

9) Kik...alllll Kik, rockin out to this song.

10) Air Supply - Can't Fight This Feeling. Ah yes, this song made me feel sooo dramatic. i LOVED it! (still do)

10/05/2005 10:35:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

good stuff i must say. music makes me tick and yes memories come with the music for me each and everyday.

1) being in maine thinking about my girlfriend at the time and wondering what she was doing... sick i know. good song and i am going to have to go with amanda with the whole P. Diddy thing. gotta love the diddy!!!

2) singing out loud in my car driving through tallahassee. idigo girls have helped me through a lot and they continue to do that for me.

3) great song!!! :) ski trips in 6th grade. the bus ride home, holding hands with the current crush. those were the days.

4) 9th grade dances, this song always got everyone up and dancing. still has that effect on most people, it does for me.

5) 80's night at UC in gainesville

6) BROTHERS!!! say no more

7) she is still hot... not sure about that song but again she is still hot...

8) hanging out with my neighbor and friend, mike ellis back in the day looking at baseball cards.

9) any nine inch nails song reminds me of 7th grade and jake lyons, he was quite the hottie.

10) i am going to have to go with 69 BOYZ/LUKE(i think that is who sang it), yep thats right, "raise the roof." orlando, hanging out with kelly robinson and amy bennett. getting myself thrown out of a frat party. who knew you could get kicked out of one of those.. leave it to me. what a night that was. i don't know where that came from, just popped in my head.

10/05/2005 12:08:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

that last comment was me ladies..
tall girl, bennett, catfish, whatever you like to call me

10/05/2005 12:09:00 PM

Blogger Amy said...

1. riding in the car with my folks on sundays while dad looked for property. Ben and I would listen to the radio or walkmans for hours as we drove around.


3.What made me uncool then (not listening to this) makes me cool now. ; )


5. Kicking the first boy to kiss me out of my dorm room.

6. Triangle Man

7. Into the Groove

8. Skating with the boys in 8th grade with a boom box blaring.

9. NIN reminds me of the cute boy from 11th grade that really liked me and the same one I hugged after he took me on a date.

10. Cookie Puss - Beasties reminds me of my days at USF. Good days those were.

Fun post Betsy!

(And Lea - the "Maine" thing kinda gave it away *wink*)

10/05/2005 01:46:00 PM

Blogger betsy said...

i love this game! okay ...more #10s:

jt's work it - blushing at pride atlanta ... and a great first date.

air supply, can't fight this feeling - road trips, singing at the top of my lungs listening to delilah (that's right, delilah)

69boyz? raise the roof - bouncing around at some college party

amy, you stumped me with cookie puss ... don't know that one.

10/05/2005 02:59:00 PM

Blogger Amy said...

Not sure if this will help or not -- I should probably just play it for you...

Cookie Puss

10/07/2005 11:47:00 AM

Anonymous ramer said...

Given that I was not allowed to listen to secular music as a child, I am going to try my best at this.

1. Watching TV commercials giving selling complation CDs of Slow Jams.

2. Singing and playing the guitar with Becky.

3. No idea. God doesn't like warrrant.

4. Riding to the beach with Rachel James and wearing no sunscreen.

5. Castle dancing

6. At the concert with Little Amy while she sang EVERY word to EVERY one of their songs.

7. Missy Baird the Madonna freak

8. Never heard of it.

9. God REALLY doesn't like NIN.

10. Alanis Morisette - You Outta Know

Boy did I rock out to that one singin' at the top of my lungs. Can't control me now Mom - I have my own car!!!!

10/07/2005 03:26:00 PM


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