Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scripted Sundays from Blog Stalkers Unite


What Brings you Back to your Childhood?

About a month ago hubby and I got our income tax return... With that little bonus we usually pay off some debt, purchase necessities we have been waiting for and then we also usually buy ourselves a treat.

We have been eyeing this record player at Target for at least two years, but each time we see it or think of it, we are usually shopping for birthdays or Christmas and not in a position to splurge on ourselves. Until now.

Hubby and I practically RAN out to the shed to retrieve our ancient collection of 45's and albums. I found the very first 45 I ever owned, 1999 by Prince, then the soundtrack to the movie Annie... What other treasures did I find? The John Denver album given to me by my cousin. We had Huey Lewis and the News, Michael Jackson (Thriller and Bad) Elton John, Janis Joplin, Def Leppard and Bill Cosby!

The list of 45's is MUCH longer...

You belong to the city - Glen Fry
We built this city - Starship
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
The Flame - Cheap Trick
In your eyes - Debbie Gibson
Crazy fior you - Madonna
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Who's Johnny - From the Movie Short Circuit
Words get in the Way - Miami Sound Machine
Alone - Heart

This is NOT even a complete list...

We forced the kids in to listen to a couple of our favorite songs, most of them recieved an eye roll except for the couple that they reconized from either Rock Band or Guitar Hero.

Each record is a thumbmark in my life... How old I was, what boy I was crushing on, where I lived, what my struggles were, what that song meant to me.

Just hearing the first couple bars I am instintaly taken back in time to the moment in my childhood that that song defined for me.

Share with me... a song that takes you back in time. The only catch is that it MUST be vinyl. No cassettes or CD's allowed in my nostalgia memory lane... So I guess 20 something's can't play, unless you listened to your momma's albums...

For me? I would pick John Denver - Grandma's Feather Bed. This album took me back to when my parents were married, my friends and I roamed the sub division and I spent weekends at my aunt's where I didn't have to say please. I was about 7, the song was funny but I felt so grown up listening to the same album as my cousin who was then 20.


  1. Ok so first off my parents were older when I was born most of the kids I went to school with had parents who were hippies in there teen young adult years. Mine were from the era of the socias and the greasers. Rolled up blue jeans and booby socks. My mom was in LOVE with Elvis not the heavy 70's Elvis but the thin sexy Elvis from the 60's. Every year she played Elvis while we decorated the Christmas tree. The Moody Blue album was my favorite. The record was this color blue color. So now every time I hear Elvis I think of Christmas and decorating the tree with my parents, and my Dads obsession with tinsel. He could never seem to get enough tinsel on the tree :-D

  2. I bet you love all my mispellings in this comment HeHe some were even done on purpose. If I could have worked in Fill free to undress me I so would have....

  3. WOW!! there is nothing like music to take me back in time...Music does so much for me!! I'm really going to have to think about picking just ONE song, I dont know that I can...
    Also the way music is played has come a long way, but I have to say it sounds the best coming from a record player!
    Enjoy your new player, I'm sure you will

  4. For me, it's pretty much anything by The Beach Boys. My mom's all-time favorite band. She used to blast it on the stereo on Saturday mornings while we were cleaning the house, which actually made that unpleasant task really, really fun.

    Hope you don't mind me stopping by. I'm here from BSU and just love your blog!

  5. I have quite a few of those in storage. My parents were co-owners of an arcade when I was about 4 and when it went out of business we kept the 45s from the jukebox.

  6. I LOVE the New Header :-D Very Cute

  7. Well Rick SPringfield "Jessie's Girl" definately takes me back to childhood, as does Leslie Gores "It's my party". My parents had a 50/60s album -like a Dick Clark/Time Warner kinda album that I listened to ALL the time, but I can't seem to recall which specific song.

  8. I would have to stay the soundtrack to Grease. I think I was 12 when Grease came out and the record was the first one that I bought with my own money. Grease Lightning!
    Now I also remember my older brother playing the 45 of 'Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road' by Loudin Wainwright!

  9. Wow the first album I think I ever bought was Shaun Cassiday. Da do ron ron I think. lol I don't have any of my albums, I think my sister has them. My husband on the other hand has every album he has ever owned. I really need to get them out of the basement and buy us a record player. I didnt' know that Target had those. Hmmm may have to do some shopping this weekend.

    Have a great day!!