When I first started this blog, I thought I'd mainly have music posts. I thought my obsession with music would be all I had to write about on here.
Stupid life, getting in the way of that. Rawr.
I haven't even been posting "Random Songs o' the Day" to Facebook lately. This must be rectified.
So here are a few tunes that spark up some clear memories.
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
A couple of years ago, C and I watched Control, the movie about Ian Curtis from Joy Division. While the movie made me unsure of whether I loved or hated Curtis, it definitely re-ignited and multiplied my love for Joy Division.
We became a bit obsessed for awhile; we'd throw the songs on and dance around the living room til the dog started barking. Joy Division, and this song in particular, reminds of dancing like an idiot during happier times in Pdale.
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
This, and all Fleetwood Mac, reminds me of family trips up north. It especially reminds me of my Dad, who is the reason that my sister and I know probably every word to the entire Rumours album.
Fleetwood Mac makes me think of when I was really young and happy to be on these trips away. I loved the long drives and my Dad's mixed tapes. I loved the bonfires, singing along to my Dad playing guitar.
I love Fleetwood Mac. I just do.
Nirvana - Breed
Nirvana reminds me of a grade 8 trip to Ottawa. On the bus, everyone was listening to their favourite pop tunes and it was making me insane. So I put on my headphones and listened to Nirvana (and some other bands, but there was a lot of Nirvana at that time). I remember some of my classmates making fun of me for my music taste. They didn't understand anything beyond Top 40.
Years later, those same people who made fun of me would come and ask me about bands. Kids can be dumb.
Bend Folds - The Luckiest
I was never a big Ben Folds fan. I'm still not, save for a few songs.
But this song? Well.
A few months ago it popped up on my mom's computer (she was on a wedding website for a family friend). I freaked out, screamed at her to shut it off. She couldn't, so I locked myself in my bedroom.
I was not expecting this song to make me act like that.
But it did. This song transports me to a happier, albeit very temporary, place. And so I still will not listen to it.
But you can.
Instead, I'm going to go listen to Zeppelin II and pretend to be Robert Plant.
Don't you judge me.