Friday, October 10, 2008

Time Travel?

I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife at this time, which I highly recommend. I've realized that I can also time travel and that I do it often--through music.

Chris Brown--Forever--takes me to Las Vegas with my girlfriends.

Angry All the Time--Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis--takes me back to when Russ and I were dating and seeing them live several times.

Annie--from the musical--takes me to Jennifer and Jana's garage, singing our hearts out into wire whisks.

Baby Got Back--Sir Mix Alot--takes me to any given dance floor with Tina.

In the Garden--a spiritual tune--takes me back to sitting in my mother's lap in a rocking chair, singing and saying our prayers together.

How Great Thou Art--another spiritual one--takes me to Nana and Papa's house on a Sunday after church--Papa always sang that song!

She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy--takes me to a Kenny Chesney concert at The Backyard with girlfriends...we were drinking! I ran into Robbye at the time and gave her a memory to laugh about.

Dance With Me Henry--an oldie--reminds me of Karol (my mother-in-law) and Riley when he was teeny--she would sing it to him.

Madonna--takes me to Texas Stadium with Jana--I must've been in 8th grade.

Rock and Roll All Night--and anything else by KISS--reminds me of my first date with Russ at the Frank Erwin Center.

Yeah--Usher--takes me back to Vegas when a group of us went for Kari's 30th birthday.

An Empty Glass--Gary Stewart--takes me to Dallas Nightclub at 2:00 a.m.

Happy New Year--ABBA--takes me to Thomas and Lotta's wedding in beautiful, snowy-covered Sweden--and the coldest I've been in my entire life.

Itsy Bitsy Spider--takes me to road trips with cranky Riley when he was a wee one--that song always calmed him down for some reason.

Canon in D--Pachabel--takes me to my wedding day.

Salty Boogie--Cooder Graw--takes me to New Mexico, skiing with Russ.

Your Love--The Outfield--takes me to the chartered bus on our 8th grade trip to Houston.

Ditty--Paperboy--takes me back to college--driving in Papa's car to San Antonio with Tina and Mac on our way to Midnight Rodeo.

I could go on for days. You get the idea, right? Where does music take you?


rachael... said...

Great post! And a great book, I agree.

mkv said...

Oh my...I don't think there's enough time tonight to write all my song memories. I was just singing Gary Stewart the other night while cooking! It definitely takes me back...don't really want to go there though! xoxo

Susie said...

What a cool idea! I might have to steal it. :o)

Boyz3Mommy said...

Do you know how many times I smiled at this post? Love you Ladybug.