Saturday, November 17, 2012

Three Songs for Three People

Lots of songs remind me of the people in my life. But if I had to chose one for each of them, these are my choices. These might not be the song they associate with themselves, but they are songs I do. What songs do you associate with people in your life.









19 comments:

Deb said...

I can never hear the following songs without thinking of the people involved, although it's all about perception and memories on my part. I doubt, with the possible exception of "Julia," any of them would choose these songs themselves:

Husband: "True Love Ways" by Buddy Holly--the "first dance" song at our wedding.

Oldest daughter: "Love Me Tender" by Elvis--when she was a baby, this was one of two songs I would sing to her all the time; the other one was "Anarchy in the U.K." by the Sex Pistols--a rather odd choice for a sense memory.

Middle daughter (older than her twin by one minutes): "Julia" by the Beatles. Her name is Julia and she was named, in part, for this beautiful song that John Lennon wrote about his mother.

Youngest daughter (by one minute): "Oh, What A Night" by the Four Seasons. This is the child I always refer to as an anachronism because she never listens to any music made after about 1990. She went through a phase where she played this song over and over for what seemed like weeks but what was probably only a couple of days; now I can't hear it without thinking of her.

pattinase (abbott) said...

One minute-that's the closest between twins I have ever heard of.
I think I can sing every Four Seasons song they ever made. And embarrassingly I did at the musical about them.
I could have chosen a Buddy Holly ne for Phil too. But I have this memory of that song playing when we were at the beach one day. It is a strong memory.

Deb said...

Their birth certificates say 10:30 and 10:31 respectively. C-section, of course.

Anonymous said...

Still, that's very close.

A few weeks after we started dating our favorite song was "Happy Together" by The Turtles and I've always associated it with that time and place.

That was 45 years ago!

*looks for the geezer bus*


Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Great song, Jeff. It plays in my head every so often.

Cap'n Bob said...

Johnny B. Goode. It was my signature song when I sang in a garage bank a century ago. It reminds me of those great days. Alas, two of the five members of that group are dead.

Todd Mason said...

Oddly enough, somebody's cover of "The Same Old Song" was one of the songs I considered for my DC music post tonight.

So...which kid gets which of the latter two songs (or are either or both associated with your kids?)

The knowledge that my folks used to sing me "Summertime" as a lullaby sticks with me. I'm not I have a single song, so much as performers (sometimes multiple) who remind me of people in my life (or more in my life than the friendly acquaintances, and a jerk here and there, who have been professional musicians).

pattinase (abbott) said...

Bob-that's becoming increasingly common, unfortunately. Happy Birthday, btw.

My son is the Neil Young fan although they both like U2.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, these are all such good songs!! And yes I definitely associate certain songs I hear with certain people. I also associate certain songs with big events (or at least big to me) in my life. Interesting how that happens...

Charles Gramlich said...

Lots of songs make me think of lana.

Cap'n Bob said...

Thank you, Patti. Monday is the big 6-5 and it's a bit disconcerting.

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's January 1 for me. We are just six weeks apart.

Anonymous said...

Happy 65th to The Cap'n. I have a year to go before that milestone.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

You kid, you.

Jerry House said...

I use to sing this ditty to my kids:

The black piddled in the white cat's eye,
The white cat said, "Gor, blimey!"
The black said, "You silly sod,
You shouldn't stand behind me!"

Kitty refused to let me sing it to the grandkids.

My song for Kitty -- You Are So Beautiful.

pattinase (abbott) said...

That is a terrific one.
Funny how we are more careful of our grandkids than our kids. But of course I had kids at 22; grandkids at 58. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

Patti, that is certainly true of my brother. He seems so much more involved with his granddaughter than he did with his son.

Jeff M.

le0pard13 said...

Great idea! My answers would be here, with a shout out you, Patti. Thanks

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks!