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.