Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thowback Thursday #TBT Blog Edition

Have you all seen the throwback Thursday meme on Facebook? It's when people post pictures of themselves from when they were younger. This might be happening on other social networking sites, but I haven't see it myself on any other site. Anyway, I was thinking today I might do some sharing of the throwback variety here, on my blog. Here is a quick pic of me from when I was little in the 1970s (the late 1970s that is)

But I didn't really want to just do the photo share. I wanted to talk music. You know how some songs just throw you back in time, to a certain age or era of your life? That is what I wanted to share today, some of my remember back when songs.

Kid Age - like pre-pre-teen. Is that a thing?

Jack and Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp - This was back when he still had Cougar in his name. My cousin Melissa and I listened to this song like crazy! When I hear it now,  I think of hot summer days in cut off shorts and Ghostbusters T-shirts.

Say Say Say by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney -  Another Melissa memory. We used to act this video out in her bedroom. I was always Paul, she was always Michael, because she was bossy and dictated who would play whom. (who?) In the video, MJ jumps out from behind a tree; Melissa would make her entrance by leaping from behind a dresser or her closet, whichever she felt like at the time.

Hey Mickey by Toni Basil -  Yet another musical adventure with Melissa, where we would act out the video.

The Middle School Years

Bon Jovi - I discovered Bon Jovi in middle school. He never left my walkman that year!

Poison - Another discovery. I listened to them all up and down the east coast on a vacation one summer. 

High School 

Dinosaur Jr. - I loved this band! Very mellow and sunny days for me. 

R.E.M. - Another love affair here. I don't listen to them much anymore, but I used to constantly play them.  Orange Crush was my fave for a long time.

Nirvana- Smells like Teen Spirit- Yep, I was that girl who wore Dr. Martens and listened to Nirvana. I felt like, finally, music for me, when this video came out!

College (Bear with me, I am almost done)

I wish I could share all the music that makes me think of this era, but it could go on and on! So I will share just three, but know that the others included Rush, House of Pain, Eric Clapton, each representing one of my friends from these days.

Queen - Killer Queen - I met one of my best friends my freshman year in college. She played this for me once and told me it made her think of me. Now this song makes me think of her! We still talk all the time though. 

Blind Melon - No Rain- You couldn't go anywhere in 1993 without hearing this song! I hear it now and think of sitting on grass outside the dorm, with my above-mentioned friend.

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles- I started dating my now husband the summer before I went to college. I'm pretty sure I listened to this song more than 500 times, pining away for him. Lol. 

As for now, I am still making these music memories. Van Morrison's Moondance makes me think of my wedding; it was the song Billy and I danced to. American Woman by Lenny Kravitz makes me think of driving across the country in a moving van. Home by Edward Sharpe makes me think of my brother's wedding day, it was the song he and his wife walked in to the hall to, and it was such a joyous moment. 

What about you? What songs/bands remind you of  sometime in your life? I would love to know!



  1. Awww... now I have to listen to Queen for the rest of the day!!! Great throwback Thursday. That pic is so cute :)

  2. so many memories set to music! :) When I think of freshman year, I think of Pearl Jam (all of them but especially Elderly Woman Behind the counter), Counting Crows- Mr. Jones and of course Blind Melon- No Rain :)

    1. Omg-- Counting Crows!!! You are so right!! That is another one!! The song I associate with you is - You Look Wonderful Tonight. :)


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