Musical Moments

Have you ever heard a song on the radio or in a commercial or while at the mall or something, and it instantly reminds you of a very specific time, place or event?I had that today and it got me thinking about all the songs that remind me of something, someone or somewhere. Travis - Why Does it Always Rain on Me: sitting on the top deck of a double decker bus going from University to the town center of Canterbury on a rainy afternoon, right after telling my parents that I'd ask Deanne to marry me. Sonique - It Feels So Good: driving through the Nevada desert on my 1998 road trip with Mike, right after we noticed the door in the side of a mountain. Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind - also on our 1997 road trip, driving to Disneyland right after making a U-turn to get to the park. I had my window rolled down in Mike's truck. Moody Blues - Talking Out of Turn: driving to the San Francisco airport when I was about 7 or 8 with my family. We were going up the Dublin grade. I was trying to get my dad to play the song that I only knew as "the rocketship song" - I called it that because the intro always conjured up images of a rocket launch. Funkstar De Luxe - Sun is Shining: walking onto the Virgin flight from SFO to London after my visit in 2000. I had just smacked my head on the overhead bin. Jive Bunny - Swing the Mood - in my Grandmother's kitchen on a Sunday morning in 1991. Andrew, my great aunt and my cousin were there and my Grandmother kept saying "I can't believe 'Boogie Woogie Bugle' is popular again!" while I kept trying to convince my "ultra cool cousin" that it was, in fact, "cool". No Doubt - Spiderwebs: biking to Sarah's house after an arduous day of picking strawberries in Hawkhurst in the summer of 1997. Santana - Smooth - walking through Central MTR station in Hong Kong after a day's work at Cathay in February 1999. I was on my own has everyone else had buggered off to the U.S. I'm sure there's a lot more, but these are the ones that really stand out at me.