Remembering Good, Via Music

Okay, after that last miserable episode, I’m going to do something fun. My Spotify is on shuffle. The first few songs I get I’ll throw down a memory that’s linked to that song, whatever that song reminds me of, or whatever I think of when it starts playing. A little experiment if you will. It may work, it may not. I have also included the links. Hopefully they work.  Let us find out…

The Beta BandDry The Rain

Reminds me of the movie High Fidelity. Obviously because it plays during the film and appears on the amazing soundtrack. Speaking of amazing, if you haven’t seen the film… why on Earth not?? Do yourself a favor and check it out. It is genius. John Cusack with some of his best work.

Ben Harper – With My Own Two Hands

Reminds of a point in my life when I was knee-deep in music. I was buying albums every day. Literally, I’d buy near a dozen a week. I was so absorbed in music. I was still playing a little bit, and I had the money to journey through the music stores at my leisure and grab whatever caught my eye. Most of my collection, and certainly a lot of my favourites are from those couple of years. The album this song is on is one of my favourite albums ever. It’s magical.

Breaks Co-Op – The Otherside

These guys are less known. I bought it towards the end of that glorious era of music appreciation. This song is magnificent. I enjoy it. It reminds me of the time I spent on Heron Island, towards the end of Zoology studies, sleeping on the beach waiting for the sea turtles to lay their eggs. It was on my playlist up there, so it takes me back when I hear it now. I love that.

Michael Franti and Spearhead – Feelin’ Free

What is with all these songs coming from that same time? This reminds me of University again. My first Degree. The Zoology one. Not study itself, but our University BBQs. I remember this playing at one in particular. My mate Matt and I got so sloshed. And then had to go to lab. There dissections. We lost his watch in a squid. Somehow.

Ah… good times.


10 thoughts on “Remembering Good, Via Music

  1. Brilliant idea! I love music and Spotify (naturally).
    Sadly, I’m very lame and know none of these songs. Must remedy this.
    On an unrelated note: Losing a watch in a squid? Sounds like a good time.

    • None of them?? Well let me know what you think. What kinda stuff do you mostly listen to? You might hate these! Haha. Hopefully not though.
      Haha, a great time!

      • All of them were good. I especially enjoyed Breaks Co-Op.
        I like all kinds of music, but acoustic based stuff is my favorite, like modern folk. Lately I’ve been stuck on The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Parachute, Ed Sheeran, Walk Off The Earth, and Imagine Dragons. But my favorite album so far is NEEDTOBREATHE’s The Outsiders. I feel like it’s attached to my soul, it that makes any sense at all. Ha!

      • Oh sweet, I love your tastes! Everything you just mentioned there is great. Well, Ed Sheeran is hit and miss for me, but I tend to flee from success, so I’m likely to enjoy lesser known people. The inner me feels he (and others) have enough success without my help. Haha. Crazy I know. Though I can say I do love the same sounds as what you seem to.
        The “attached to my soul” feeling DOES make sense, to me at least. I get ya. I may have to start posting a favourite song every few days. ‘Cause music makes me happy. And I know at least you will appreciate some of the songs I’m likely to post, haha.

      • I know what you mean about fleeing from success. I just decided if I like someone and they’re truly talented, it doesn’t matter how famous they get. Although being overplayed doesn’t endear anyone to me–not like they can help it! Haha.
        I think you should post a song every few days! I was thinking I should do a post like this, too, if you’ll permit me to borrow your idea! Good music needs to be shared. 🙂

      • Well that makes much more sense than what I said. I think my problem is that I’m so strong of the belief that ‘popular does not equal talented’, that I go the other way and admonish anyone that gains rapid popularity. Not always, but I do fall into my own trap.

        Okay, I think I will! I don’t mind being a little self-indulgent. It helps that I have your blessing though, haha. I’d love to read a post like this from you! Good music is best shared! 😀

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