Monday, May 24, 2010

Senorita's Songs..................

Songs that Elicit Emotions.................

Miss You by Everything but the girl.
1.) It was popular in Austria and Germany when I spent the summer with my grandma who has since passed away. How I wish I could relive the summer of 1998 and get a chance to do what I did again. I am so glad I took her invitation to learn more about my Austrian heritage. She is the reason I speak German like a proud Austrian.

The song also reminds me about the many people that have come in and out of my life, people I thought I would be around forever, people I thought were family. I will pass by my old houses that I used to live in (I moved a lot), or old hang out spots and remember the days that I wanted to grow up so fast and I thought I would never grow up, I hadn't been to college yet, I hadn't even really traveled. Where my brother and I loathed each other and I never thought I would miss him and that we would live far apart. You know what they say, cherish your siblings because in the end all you will have is each other.

I think about the friends I have now and I wonder if we will continue to be in each others' lives or if they too will just become a memory.

How often are you forced to walk by places that used to hold so many memories but are now empty regular places because everyone has moved on? Streets your best friend or sweetheart lived on but has since moved away and all you are left with is that house occupied with people you don't even know ? I feel I am unnecessarily sentimental and while people come and go, buildings and places are solid and I get a lot of feeling and emotions from them. A couple of years ago I drove by one of the first houses we lived in when my family moved to the SF Bay Area, and the last one we all lived together as a family. A mean looking lady saw me in the street and gave me a nasty stare. It was hard looking at that place, knowing that so many years went by and other people are occupying your house (even though wasn't really mine).

Some places and their memories fade, but then again some never will.

My life is so completely different than it was growing up or even in college. Then I walk by places I used to live, or places I would hang out at all the time and it beings back all the memories, feelings I thought I had long forgotten about, the excitement, the fear, everything. I included the music video because I feel that it captures how I feel so well.



2.) Blurry by Puddle of Mudd
This song came out when I went through my first real bout of depresson in college around 2001 and was one of the reasons I got into Alternative music. It helped me get through it and feel a little better. Alternative music helped me heal lot. I used to see this music video on TV and just put my head on the pillow and let the music move me for a few minutes.



3.) Alive by POD".

After I listened to Puddle of Mudd, this song would make me feel better. Very uplifting, and another reason I got into Alternative music. Wonderful message.

4.) Hotel California by The Eagles. This song was one that was a staple in our household growing up with my parents and their friends. We would either listen to it while someone was playing the guitar or we would sing along to it.

Then wouldn't you know it, this past Thanksgiving, my cousin played it again on his guitar. Definitely an oldie but a goodie that will never go out of style in my book.

5.)And for good measure....... Freaks of the Industry by Digital Underground
Brings back memories of High School. In my senior year, I was put in Christian school where we were preached to over and over and over about saving sex for marriage. We had bible study, we were taught to be model Christians. But when prom time came around, we were belting this out word for word. "Cheek for cheek, pound for pound, you taxin' it, you waxin' it, and workin' it around till her booty start makin' that clappin' sound......" Yes, that's where my parents' hard earned dollars went.

Feel free to tell me your songs.............

12 comments:

Big Mark 243 said...

I think about the friends I have now and I wonder if we will continue to be in each others' lives or if they too will just become a memory.

Excellent line. I know that I am going to ramble a bit, so forgive me in advance. I have really been trying to keep crap to myself, but this is a hard read to do that with.

EBTG is an act that I remember getting into when the electronica music genre started to boom. Cats like Tricky and acts like the Orb were popular in my house. EBTG was one of, if not the first, to really make songs with their beats and mixes. Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn were like good friends of mine and I remember sitting around with mixtapes of their songs.

I remember the first time I heard this song. I was working on a detail for a traffic ticket and it came on my headphones, tuned to CIMX. I wasn't too long back in Detroit and when I heard who made the song, I was like, "but that isn't on Walking Wounded, the cd that I have by ETBG". I had to search and find that cd and discovered that I had purchased but never listened to it. It was a maxi-single and I really dug it. Little did I know that it was a precursor to how I would feel a few years later.

That is a song that I don't know how anyone who listens to it can't help but feel the sadness of an empty heart. I too, would find myself back in Detroit and struggle with all the changes that had taken place since I had left and moved on. I knew that no matter what, I can't stay and it would be the opposite of what the vikings called a 'straw death', if I was buried here.

Though I am not a big fan of the other songs, reading what they mean to you gives me a different understanding and connection to them.

As far as my songs... well, I prolly should think about that for a bit and will get back to you... maybe that will be a something I write about next week in my own space.

mac said...

I still cry when I hear Creep by Radiohead. The song is so powerful, and maybe, just a little too close to home for me.

But I try not to dwell on the melancholy feeling for too long. Good Blues based Rock can help.
just earlier today, I was listening to Gregg Allman. Damn, that's good stuff :-)

JStar said...

:)

dadshouse said...

Alive is a good song! I miss that style of music. Reminds me of Papa Roach. Ah, memories...

KrippledWarrior said...

There just isn't enough time to Catalog my music favorites. Even just the names of the bands. But that gives me an idea for a blog post. Thank you Darlin'!

Red Shoes said...

Another great post, Senorita... you continue to show an amazing understanding of relationships with families and friends...

I love your insight on all of the things you mentioned...

This inspired my post for today...

Thank you...

~shoes~

Fireblossom said...

I like the national anthem the best, of course.

"Oh Shay, can you see..."

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe...but you have come a long long way...look how smart you are..(don't we all love your craig's list dialog? Your Grandma lives in your heart...but I understand what you are saying...Your such a great girl...the eyes tells it all...
My song...
Cory Hart...Never surrender...Oh I was a dreamer as a girl!!!

Riot Kitty said...

I can't think of any songs offhand, but this is so true:

How often are you forced to walk by places that used to hold so many memories but are now empty regular places because everyone has moved on?

Memphis Steve said...

This has nothing whatever to do with your favorite songs, but it's late and my brain is on its own wavelength so bear with me here. I only just now noticed that you have the most amazing eyes. Those things are huge. And electric blue!

* Ashleigh * said...

"Freaks of the Industry" will always make me think of you on my 25th birthday at Cheesecake Factory....oh man!

Songs that Elicit Emotions....
1) I Want You by Third Eye Blind
2) Motorcycle Drive By by Third Eye Blind
3) Hey Jude by The Beatles
4) PDA by Interpol
5) Brand New Colony by Postal Service
6) Title and Registration by Death Cab for Cutie
7) Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins

Zsuzsi said...

Hey, this inspired me to write a post in my blog... :)