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Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:00 am

I fly US Airways a far amount, and I always connect in PHL. Whenever my flight is on approach to PHL and I start to see the city out my window, Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom" plays through my head. I frankly think it might do well as theme music for the airline, but that's just me.  Wink

It's weird I know, but I'm curious to see who else has these little "trigger events" that remind them of a particular song. So, out with it!
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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:30 am

"Song 2" by Blur is for right after I've found out I passed an exam. If you know it, you know why.  Smile

Much of "Californication" (the entire album) by the Red Hot Chili Peppers reminds me of barbecue afternoon-evenings in the garden of one of my Brazilian host sister's friend's house.

Then there's "Velvet" by a-ha which used to remind me of the book "Politika" by Tom Clancy, simply because I listened to the album while reading.

Røyksopp's album "Melody A.M." reminds me of the seminar I took while doing civilian service ("Zivildienstlehrgang" or so in German). I was in the middle of nowhere for a couple of days with very little to do and a bunch of barely post-pubertal yobbos to hang out with, so the obligatory "good book and good music" I had packed were quite welcome.

And then there's a whole bunch of Brazilian music that reminds me of all kinds of things, but that list would take far too long to make.
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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:11 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Then there's "Velvet" by a-ha

Wasn't that just a Solo project by Paul Waaktaar? (If so, then don't ask me how I know...)

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:42 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 2):
Wasn't that just a Solo project by Paul Waaktaar? (If so, then don't ask me how I know...)

Seems so, although it is on "minor earth | major sky". The album cover says "Lauren Savoy / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy"... yes, I have an a-ha album.

Oh, and how did you know?
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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:27 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Seems so, although it is on "minor earth | major sky". The album cover says "Lauren Savoy / Paul Waaktaar-Savoy"... yes, I have an a-ha album.

Yeah, that's what I thought. It was made in the time when the three weren't working together. Morten Harket had a few hits of his own during that time. "Spanish Steps" I believe was one of them. Fairly good song.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 3):
Oh, and how did you know?

I told you not to ask...  Wink

The songs were around back when I still listened to the radio... And my memory is good. Hehe.

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting AC773 (Thread starter):
It's weird I know, but I'm curious to see who else has these little "trigger events" that remind them of a particular song. So, out with it!

You're not as weird as you think. I have this exact same thing going on. I tend to apply certain songs to certain events through out my life. Some range back from being being relatively young!!  Smile

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:48 am

I associate songs with memories, especially but not always if I am listening to the song when the memory is formed. This means that whenever I hear the song again, I also remember the memory, which is quite cool as it's normally travel related and adds to my chilling out when I listen to the song. Imagining I'm still on holiday somewhere really nice.

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:03 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 4):
I told you not to ask.

Well - don't you think of penguins now!
















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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:07 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):

I know exactly what you mean. Many songs or albums represent something to me. If I play A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms, I think of the last months of upper secondary...

A Perfect Circle - 13th step ---> Basic training in the military.
Epica - Phantom Agony (And After Forever - Deceipher) ---> Chrsitmas time in the air force 2003.
Nightwish - Once (And Therion - Lemuria/Sirius B) ---> Summer 2004
Leaves Eyes - Vinland saga ---> Summer 2005

And so on, I could go on forever...  Smile

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:11 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 8):
And so on, I could go on forever...

Yeap, likewise! I'd better not even start, or I'll fall asleep at the keyboard typing Big grin

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 7):
Well - don't you think of penguins now!

*Baff...*

You lost me...  Smile

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:38 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 10):
You lost me...

Try "telling people to not do a thing makes them do it", that sort of thing.  Wink You made me ask, I made you think of penguins.
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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:42 am

Aha... well in that case, don't think of my middle finger... Big grin

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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Aha... well in that case, don't think of my middle finger...

I was going to reply "Middle finger, my ass!" but then realised it might be misunderstood. Or so.
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RE: Things That Remind You Of A Song

Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 13):
I was going to reply "Middle finger, my ass!" but then realised it might be misunderstood. Or so.

Hey, what you do in your spare time is your business, and your business alone...  duck 

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