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This week's prompt was inspired by "Springsteen" by Eric Church: "Funny how a melody sounds like a memory / Like the soundtrack to a July Saturday night." Which song(s) brings back memories for you and why?
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I can't imagine my life without music. Just in the past 8 days, I've been to 2 concerts. #ConcertJunkie As a lover of words, I feel like music is words and art combined. Music can invoke the most intense of emotions, or make you laugh, or make you want to get up and move. I love it.
As a kid growing up in the 80s/90s, music really shaped me. I remember watching VH1 and MTV religiously. I remember turning the radio down really low in my room and listening to music at all hours of the night when I wasn't supposed to.
But when I think of a song that brings back memories, it is without a doubt California Love by Dr. Dre and Tupac. Let's set the stage - click on the song below to play it while you are reading. I'm all about immersing you into a scene, haha.
So, let me take you back a few years. OK, maybe few more years than that. My dad and I were wrapping up a wonderful trip to Florida. I was a teenager, maybe 14 or 15. We had a blast exploring, as we always did. We walked all over, basked in the sun, and just enjoyed each other's company. The morning we were set to return, we woke up really early to catch our train. We were driving down the highway before dawn, maybe 5am or so with the windows down. There weren't many other cars on the road. Neither one of us is a morning person, but we always have fun together and that morning we were laughing and joking, and listening to music on the radio.
All of a sudden, California Love came on. My dad and I looked at each other and grinned and he turned the radio up loud. We sang along at the top of our lungs and danced in our seats, doing that special head-bob move that only we can do.
Who else is crankin' rap tunes at 5am, thumpin' and bumpin' down the highway? Only me and my daddy. The wind was blasting through the window.
It may not sound like much to you, but to me, that was an amazing memory. My dad is my best friend and being with him brings me such joy. Every time I hear that song, I think of that drive and I remember the laughs we shared.
Music reminds me of a little treasure chest that each time you open, you find something new and wonderful.
Which song brings back memories for YOU? I'd love to hear from you. Ciao!
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