Friday, August 3, 2012

that reminds me...

Music evokes. Emotions, memories, inspiration and the like. But my favorite thing music brings up are thoughts of people I know and love.

Ever hear a song on the radio, and it reminds you of a specific person? Maybe someone you are super close to, or just an acquaintance you once saw dancing on a table at a fraternity house. Wait, what? Pretend I never said that…

I’ve always been one of those people with a really strange train of thought, but there’s something about a song that takes me right back to a time, place, person or cotton candy bubble gum (can I get an “amen,” Claire?). Y’all might not know any of these people, so you may not care, but I found it to be a fun exercise.

“Listen to the Music” by the Doobie Brothers reminds me of Kell. I seem to remember one time in college him telling me that he loved that song. I’m sure he has no recollection of that and might not even like the song anymore, but I think of him every time I hear it.

“American Pie” by Don McLean reminds me of my friend Lauren. It is well-known in our circle that this is Lauren’s favorite song ever. Fortunately, she loathes the Madonna version as much as I do. Blasphemy, if you ask me. (Check out her Etsy shop while you’re at it! She's crazy talented.)

“Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison is Claire all the way. I have to admit, I had to look up the artist (and I do use that term loosely) to whom this song is attributed. It just never really mattered because the only information I needed to associate it with is Claire.

“Walking in Memphis” by Mark Cohn reminds me of Mary-Kathryn, only because that happens to be where she’s from. Every time I hear that song, I kind of wish I were from there, too. How can I not?

“Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Browne makes me think of my sister Harris. She has the most diverse, random taste in music ever. One minute she’ll be gyrating to Nicky Minaj and the next she’ll be looking for a Richard Marx station on Pandora.

That was fun, huh? What songs remind you of your peeps? Scarier yet, is there a song that reminds YOU of ME?

Have a thoughtful weekend, darlings.


  1. When I first pulled this page up, i thought "Oh, i love American Pie..." Then i read the blog and saw that the American Pie was for me! This is a fun topic of conversation...anything by James Taylor or the Beatles makes me think of you. And Lucky Charms cereal.

  2. Ray, James Taylor, Avett.. lots of songs remind me of you. and of course, Skyscraper.

    sissy love