It is my addiction. I can't seem to stop. Playing Itunes is one of my absolute favorite time sucks on the computer. Although honestly I don't really consider it a time suck because I will use that music forever. Forever and a day. Good music lasts a lifetime.
Yesterday Lisa and I were discussing her son's Bar Mitzvah. She was saying she needed him to write out a song list for the DJ, she was going to be very specific though that were to be no "oldies." All current. I mean the party boy is 13. He doesn't want to hear, "She's a Brick How-ouse." I don't actually want to hear that either. A couple months ago we were at this party at a brand new bar and the DJ played that and "Holiday," and a host of the other over played twelve songs you hear at every DJ related function. I get so annoyed, especially when they play it twice. What about Beyonce? Justin? kanye? Now to be fair, I know some like this, of course, but this is my blog so I get to say. Right Jen? Hey what about Jen using the term maelstrom in her last comment? That was fun! She's wicked smart, or she just really goes the extra mile to make me chuckle. Check.
Okay, reign it back in. My point? Ah yes, so I was playing Itunes and answering an Email from my very dear wonderful friend of 35+years, Elizabeth. I started thinking about the music of my childhood because a lot of it revolved around her. We used to sit in her basement with the built in carpeted maroon couches and listen to music for days on end. "I'm Comin' Out" was a big favorite. Or we would sit in the tree in my backyard and belt out, "You're So Vain... I bet you think this song is about you, don't you?" Okay, so here's the real point. And let me tell you I could write a book about the songs I remember from growing up. I won't but I will mention two very prominent ones that played in my house because I just can't help myself. I remember Gordon Lightfoot singing, "Sundown," and Helen Reddy belting out "I Am Woman." Okay, so this was the thing. I started searching for something and Genius (you all know about that right?- Mac rules) led me to Carly Simon. I started to think about this song that I remember Elizabeth and I playing all the time at her house. I'm pretty sure it was called "Such A Good Boy," I'm also pretty sure it was by Carly Simon. I have searched for this before. I can never find it. I did however come across Carly's "Jesse," Jesse, I won't cut fresh flowers for you. I won't make the wine cold for you. Jesse, I won't change the sheets for you. I won't put on cologne. I won't sit by the phone for you." I cannot get this song out of my head now. I sure hope that doesn't happen to you. :)
Hey I found that song. I don't know why I didn't find it the first time. Smarter in '09!
What songs remind you of childhood?
Also, what about those songs that come on the radio at the exact right time? I think that is a post all it's own.
This could be called, "You're so drunk." Not you of course. Or me. Alper. Yes Alper. :)