Friday, June 16, 2006

Rock Music Lyrics Friday Officially Canceled: Replaced by Random Question Fridays

Okay. Over 12 hours have gone by and not one of you people have responded to this week's Rock Music Lyrics Friday. Don't despair, though. The blame is mine; I've been instructing you what to write about instead of asking for your experiences. I've come to this conclusion after a serious and thorough evaluation of my blogging technique. Also, after drinking.

So from now on expect random questions on Fridays. And to make up for today's debacle, we'll start with a softball:

Name a song you associate with a specific time and place.


At 3:25 AM, Blogger Rosellen said...

"The Way We Were," coming out into a blinding sunset in a movie parking lot in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1975. And realizing that the lyrics were describing my life.

At 6:08 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

Lady Saw - If I Were a Rich Girl

Piled into a limo with the chicas cruising all over Manhatten hitting every club that struck our fancy with Barely Legal Jerry hanging his drunk ass out of the moon roof.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Kathryn said...

Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson

Spinning in circles in my living room as a six year old, because that was the only way I knew how to "dance."

At 6:44 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

"Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. My best friend (elementary, junior high, and high school), Sheri, and I are driving to our after-school jobs at Page Drugs in Dallas, Texas, in my Toyota. We're listening to the album on 8-track tape and singing along -- very loudly. Even now, when I hear that song, I have to shout out the lyrics.

At 6:52 AM, Blogger dirk.mancuso said...

"The Promise" by When In Rome

Driving home from the movies on a winter night, Gregg held my hand for the first time.

At 8:18 AM, Blogger david said...

'i wanna be adored' by the stone roses.

up late as freshman in high school, watching MTV's 120 minutes on a sunday night, realizing i had just seen a video from a band that was going to change the way i listened to music.

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Trout said...

Well, alright!

The biggest one for me is "Smells Like Teen Spirit." I remember seeing the video in my dad's loft/study sometime in the spring of 1992 and realizing that music was about to change in important and positive ways. Sure enough, buttrock was dead by the Fourth of July.

For the year and a half I was in Phoenix I listened to nothing but the Beastie Boys. I'll always associate Check Your Head with scorching heat, obnoxious traffic, and despair.

Finally, Led Zeppelin II was pretty much the soundtrack to the roommate adventure Rothfuss and I shared in '92 and '93. I bought the CD at Wal*Mart that fall and those giant E chords became the subsequent backdrop to pizza-box-hurling competitions, hidden mousetraps, and sketchy shower repairs.

At 8:49 PM, Blogger ...Abbey... said...

"One Headlight" by Wallflowers.
I remember being in 5th grade and calling them the "wild flowers" in the back of the Maverick with my two sisters who promptly corrected me. This was the first summer (96) I discovered music and spent the summer hoping I would no longer be the "uncool" little sister as we walked through fields of haystacks at night with my sisters and our BH friends singing to the Wallflowers.

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Timothy Potten said...

running down a dream. tom petty. hanging out the window of brandon's car in high school. driving way to fast in residential areas. willie was there too.


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