Monday, January 8, 2007

Monday Music Musings

IN THE NEWS: According to Happy News, a woman in Florida was actually saved by her bra. Someone had fired a gun into the air at an outside New Year's Eve celebration and as the .45-caliber bullet fell back to earth, the woman was struck. Her injuries may have been much more severe had it not been for her bra strap, said George Kajtsa, spokesman for the St. Petersburg Police Department.
(Wow. Eat your heart out, Victoria's Secret!)

So, it's Monday and it's raining. How do I know it's raining? I stuck my head out the window. (bad-ump-dump)

Uh, I mean, I know it's raining thanks to my handy dandy weather girl. **Scroll down the page and you'll see her cute little image on the right-hand side. I've named her, creatively enough, "weather girl".

Anyway, because it's Monday and I'm about to listen to some music, I started thinking. (Yes, dangerous) I thought about how funny music is--you know, how it has the ability to change your mood and/or create an image in your mind.

Like... whenever I hear "Rolling with the Devil" by Van Halen, I think about my mom hearing that playing in my brother's room, then her marching in there, literally ripping it off the stereo and cracking the record over her knee, shouting, "No devil music in my house!"

Good times.

Or like... when my hubby hears "Born to be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez, he thinks of the Himalaya ride at amusement parks.

Or like when I hear "Hot Hot Hot" by Buster Poindexter, I think of my brother (the same one who had the Van Halen record destroyed) leading a conga line at my wedding reception.

Or like when I hear "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats, I automatically crack up, laughing. (And sing the words. Ooops! Shhh!)

Check out this flashback of the video. (Just who are the freaky people he's dancing with anyway? And did I ever think this video was cool? I hope not. But then again, I was very young.)

Or even like... when I hear "Let the Music Play" by Shannon, I HAVE to walk out of the room or change the radio station. Eeww. It makes me think of an old boyfriend who told me how much he loved that song. **Oiy. That should have been a big clue. That, and the fact he played Dungeons and Dragons. What was I thinking?????

And lastly, whenever I hear "Rush" by Big Audio Dynamite, I think about college and how my friends and I would get all excited when the DJ played this at the Knight Club bar we would frequent.

What songs create images for you?