LP in Exile has been a tad serious of late. You’d think there is an election going on.
Wait, you mean there is? For how long? Really. And there actually is an end in sight?
Anyway, time for something a little lighter. As many of you will have experienced, music has the ability to stir up strong memories. The boffins have actually been at work on this and is an interesting phenomena of the mind.
Science aside, it provides a good idea for some fun. In the comments, relate to your LP fellows and fellowettes the songs, that for whatever reasons, invoke strong memories. They could be good, sad, bad or mad. It doesn’t matter.
God knows well all need a break from this eternal election campaign.
My songs are over the fold.
PS No politics or snark allowed. This is all about frivolity.
AC/DC – TNT
Not for the obvious reasons. I distinctly remember being in me Mum’s car at the intersection of Prince and Fitzroy streets in Grafton sometime around ’75. TNT came on the radio and I had my first experience of a mondegreen. I though the song was TMG and referred to the Ted Mulry Gang.
US3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
If you were a gaijin who lived in Kokura, Japan during the mid 90s, chances were that you would end up at the small but funky Paradise Lost (it was underground so Miltonites got at least one level of hell if they were prudish and wowsers) a few times a week. This was the last port of call for many a night on the town (the infamous Lucky Moon was the regular starting venue for such
libidinous adventures back in the day).
The reason for this song is a Japanese lass from that time who won my heart and we danced many a night away to this song.
Nick Cave – Into My Arms
And now, firmly ensconced in OZ, The Beloved now keeps my heart forever. For our wedding, I brought out my guitar and a good friend on bass and vocals to play this song. It was a surprise but the first two lines of the song were so perfect for us.
Actually the whole damn song is perfect and befits a relationship that started bonding over PJ and Nick (without the angst). The came The Angels and AC/DC. Match made in heaven.