Slug: song-memory Date: 2006-11-22 Title: Song Memory layout: post
In response to Ethan:
Head Over Feet by Alanis Morissette: Falling in love with her, again.
Gloria, U2 - learning guitar for the first time, hammering out that riff over and over and over
Document, R.E.M. - road tripping with Don, Document and Lifes Rich Pageant alternating in the truck CD player
Lemon, Paul Oakenfold - that guy Ryan in college that introduced me to techno.
Turn You Inside-Out, R.E.M. - sweating over a media-analysis term paper in school on the music of R.E.M. What were you thinking, Michael?
Even Flow, Pearl Jam - Mowing the lawn for my girlfriend's dad in high school. Hot, sweaty, grass stains and headphones.
Bullet With Butterfly Wings, Smashing Pumpkins - the SP concert in Hamburg, Germany where I crowd-surfed for the first and last time
MoFo, U2 - the U2 concert in Munich where I danced with a girl I'd never met (and whose language I did not speak) for an hour to Howie D's beats before U2 came on (Howie D also DJed for some of their first songs in the set).
Orange Crush, R.E.M. - Working construction in late 1989, trying to rock out to what would soon become the important band in my life while NOT falling off the steel girder I was standing on (3 stories up).
Kid Fears, Indigo Girls - Hurting for the hurting people in my life, 1993.
Two Step, Dave Matthews Band - creating the letter, nay, work of art, re-declaring my love for her, 1997.
These are only some of the notes in the soundtrack of my life… perhaps when I'm back at my iTunes library I'll find some more.