Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday Morning Music Choices

As we sit here anxiously on a blustery Monday in Overland Park, Kansas, the whole family is awaiting news from the doctor to see if we'll be meeting our youngest daughter sometime today.

Music is a special thing. When I search songs by their release year, it's like looking back at a bunch of still memories floating in my head. A song title alone can take me back to the people and places I cared about most at the time. It's funny how much some of those things change, and how some stay exactly the same.

Here's what I found today.

1. Crazy Love- Van Morrison- This song has been in the movies "Phenomenon" and "Nine Months." I've always really liked it, and on standing on the verge of the outpouring of emotion that comes with a new child, it's fitting today.

2. Unwell- Matchbox 20- I always think about the transition period in my life (2003-2004). I felt confused, alone, uncertain, and exiled. I don't know if I really like this song all that much because of that, but it certainly caused a visceral reaction when I heard it.

3. Gone 'Till November- Wyclef Jean- Another transition period song, but this one was high school to college (1998-1999). It's a good enough song.

4. Breakfast at Tiffany's- Deep Blue Something- I still don't understand this song, but it's a very good reminder of EARLY high school (1994-1995).

5. Paradise City- Guns n' Roses- Two words..."The Stare." Can't beat it.

Have a great Monday!


Steven Baird said...

1st: Congratulations!

2nd: What do you mean you don't understand Breakfast at Tiffany's? It's about a couple who are falling apart and the only thing they have left in common is that they both kind of liked the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. I guess if you weren't aware that there was a film entitled Breakfast at Tiffany's it would be confusing.

Cameron Clark said...

I'm aware of Aubrey Hepburn and the movie, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," but the song is scatter-shot with its meaning.

Good melody though.

Tiffany said...

I have a love-hate relationship with the aforementioned song. I really got sick of having people sing it to me during my sophomore year of high school, but at least it gave them a different musical direction with my name than just belting out "I Think We're Alone Now."