'When I hear this, I think of ...'

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shadowritten

Guest
Listening to a few old tape cassettes the other day got me to thinking about the power of music to conjure up memories in an instant. Rather like smells, sounds can be so evocative. So I thought I'd start a thread where we can all share our 'musical memories'. Who knows: we might even have experienced some similarities.

Here's the first one from me:

Whenever I hear Stanley Myers' 'Cavatina' - the theme used in the film, 'The Deerhunter' - I always think back to childhood. Why? Some of you may remember 'Take Hart': an arts and crafts TV show with Tony Hart and friends. The 'Cavatina' was the music used when they showed viewers' pictures in The Gallery!

For some reason, this piece always brings to mind a very specific memory. It was one cold, grey Thursday after school. I was sat at my bedroom window watching a flock of birds fight against a squall of wind and rain, their battle played out upon a blanched white sky. From down in the kitchen, the smell of beef stew was rising up the stairs and under the bedroom door to my nose. It's one of the happiest little memories from when I was small - all warm and cosy.
 

unique

Moderator
theres a few tunes i associate with scenes from movies i like, such as go your own way with casino, the doors with war scenes, hendrix all along the watchtower again with war scenes, layla end section with the end of goodfellows (the drug enduced paranoia),etc. it's cuz folks have used certain pieces in such a strong way in a movie and in many times other more recent movies have used the same peice of music in a similar way, probably inspired by the original movie use (although those peices mentioned weren't originally intended for movies)
 

Toasty

Distinguished Member
That song about chucking a chimney on someone takes me back to the summer I was driving a tractor around a Golf Course for a living, twas ace :smashin:
 

Bristol Pete

Novice Member
Sacrifice by Elton John always brings back a memory. Was on a blind date when I was 18 and I got on really well with the girl in question. Ended up smooching on a dance floor to this track and got a little full on and I got a stonking erection. Needless to say when the song ended I pretended to have a limp as I walked off the dance floor to conceal my obvious king size manhood.:rotfl: Ended up dating her for 18 months.

How times change eh? Not quite been the same down stairs since I started taking Proziac :thumbsdow ;)
 
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shadowritten

Guest
Have a sad one to share.

Picture it: I'm 15 and deeply besotted by a 14-year-old girl I hung out with. She knew I liked her, but I was too chicken to make a move. Anyway, we were friends for a year or so, and about half way through that time, she came to my house to announce that her stepdad had committed suicide by gassing himself in his car on a lonely country road.

Apparently, he'd been due to appear in court on charges of indecently exposing himself to men in a public toilet in ... I think it was Coventry, somewhere like that ... and he denied any involvement. Anyway, the afternoon before he took his own life, this girl had had a blazing row with him, and told him she hated him. She never got to tell him all the things she had to say ... like the fact that she loved him.

The song? Mike + The Mechanics, 'The Living Years'. It was number one at the time. Whenever I hear it, I think of her - particularly when I hear the lyrics:

'I wasn't there that morning / When my father passed away / I didn't get to tell him / All the things I had to say ...'
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
Captain Benefit said:
Sacrifice by Elton John always brings back a memory. Was on a blind date when I was 18 and I got on really well with the girl in question. Ended up smooching on a dance floor to this track and got a little full on and I got a stonking erection. Needless to say when the song ended I pretended to have a limp as I walked off the dance floor to conceal my obvious king size manhood.:rotfl: Ended up dating her for 18 months.


;)


:rotfl: :rotfl: how we have all been there, trying to hide the obivous on a school disco dancefloor
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
unique said:
theres a few tunes i associate with scenes from movies i like, such as go your own way with casino, the doors with war scenes, hendrix all along the watchtower again with war scenes, layla end section with the end of goodfellows (the drug enduced paranoia),etc. it's cuz folks have used certain pieces in such a strong way in a movie and in many times other more recent movies have used the same peice of music in a similar way, probably inspired by the original movie use (although those peices mentioned weren't originally intended for movies)


unique we must watch the same films, because "go your own way" always reminds me of casion and the end of layla with Goodfellas! (although its used when its showing all the dead bodies turning up that jummy has killed):)
 

FeisalK

Novice Member
Spyrogyra reminds me of sitting in my room at the university trying to cram.
 

per-Sony-fied

Novice Member
Going back in time.... to the early 70's I use to listen a lot to a portable transistor radio. One of my favourite stations was Radio Northsea international..... I they were the pirate days.

I tuned in so regularly that I got to know when they were going to play a particular song. Almost without question they would play a "Sweet" record on the hour every hour. At the time this happened to be my favourite teeny bop band. The record? .... memory a little rusty now but I think it was "Wig wam bam"

My Sis always used to ask me how I knew that they were going to play that tune!

Brings back memories of a Physchedelic painted ship on a calm sea bathed in sunshine and a 3 story house where the Lounge was on the 2nd floor which us kids must have taken over at the time cause we were always listening to the little radio.
 

BazMan

Active Member
"Will You" by Hazel O'Connor will always remind me of Michele
"New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra will always remind me of Ruth
"Sit Down" by James will always remind me of Nadine
"Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed will always remind me of Sarah
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart will always remind me of Maggie (funnily enough)
"Dry Your Eyes" by The Streets will always remind me of Kelly
"Sail Away" by David Gray will always remind me of Lucy
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell will always remind me of Julia
"Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt will always remind me of Emma
"Anxious" by The Housemartins will always remind me of Helen
"Camouflage" by Stan Ridgeway will always remind me of Jacqui
"Hung Up" by Madonna will always remind me of Jenny
"Money's Too Tight To Mention" by Simply Red will always remind me of Corfu (too many to list)

Aaaahhhh, memories...
 

per-Sony-fied

Novice Member
BazMan said:
"Will You" by Hazel O'Connor will always remind me of Michele
"New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra will always remind me of Ruth
"Sit Down" by James will always remind me of Nadine
"Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed will always remind me of Sarah
"Maggie May" by Rod Stewart will always remind me of Maggie (funnily enough)
"Dry Your Eyes" by The Streets will always remind me of Kelly
"Sail Away" by David Gray will always remind me of Lucy
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell will always remind me of Julia
"Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt will always remind me of Emma
"Anxious" by The Housemartins will always remind me of Helen
"Camouflage" by Stan Ridgeway will always remind me of Jacqui
"Hung Up" by Madonna will always remind me of Jenny
"Money's Too Tight To Mention" by Simply Red will always remind me of Corfu (too many to list)

Phew!

Well your little lot reminds me (as if I needed reminding) of a song......

Crocodile rock - Elton John that brings memories of Suzey. Those days of internet chatting.
 

FeisalK

Novice Member
i don't think baz was chatting *LOL*
 

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