A song from the past

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  1. tallguypns

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    I just saw a commercial for some "hair bands" monster ballads and was blasted back to the past. The song was "High Enough" by Damn Yankees. The time was probably around early to mid-march 1990. I dont think this is a particuarly great song, but it just brought back memories of me sitting in my car listening to the radio. WABB out of Mobile, AL. I remember the DJ's saying this was the first airplay of this song and it would end up being a big hit, which I believe it did become somewhat popular.

    Any other experiences like this amongst my fellow members, where a song from the past will suddenly transport you back to that time?

    Song, band and what you were doing...if you please
     
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    Sarah by Starship (or Jefferson Starship), I was a kid... and this song seems to bring me to a time when I was a kid.. and I knew a girl named sarah who was a good friend of mine, that I haven't talked to in years. I was washing the dishes and it came on the radio... and I smiled
    GOOD IDEA TALL GUY!!:biggrin1:
     
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    Everyone should be entititled to one in a life time.
     
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    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana - 7th grade, lunch room, played non-stop on the juke box during lunch for nearly 2 months. Easily the most miserable year of my life.

    Perpetuum Mobile - Penguin Cafe Orchestra - You don't hear it on the radio or anything, but I keep it on my MP3 player. After coming out to my best friend (the first person I told), I listened to this non-stop for nearly 3 days straight, trying to figure out what I was going to do now that I couldn't hide in my closet anymore. I still listen to it from time to time. It helps me remember all the improvements I've made in my life since then.

    The Force Of Gravity - BT - Crashing on the floor of my apartment in Vegas with my ex and a panini on a Saturday night after a long workout at the gym, getting a good deep shoulder massage while we wait for QRadio to start.
     
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    "Show me the way" by Frampton
     
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    Hmm, noone will know quite what I'm on about, but my two cents' worth anyway... as some people know, I grew up pretty much thither and yon, and one of my favorite stints in life was in Egypt... so the song is "Zay al-Asal" ("Sweet as Honey") by Lebanese-born diva Sabah:
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c127/gamini05/smallsabah.jpg

    It's not the world's greatest song and is really a rather syrupy love song with an ironic edge, but it sends me back to a time and place that literally no longer exist (not least due to the changed political situation in the Middle East). Although I like a lot of contemporary Arab singers such as Assi al-Hilani, Nalli Mqadassi, Grace Deeb or even the boy band WAMA, it's Sabah who really makes me sense, taste and smell Egypt with just a few notes of "Zay al-Asal".

    *far too autobiographical for someone who tries to be an enigma* :rolleyes:
     
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    I really have to admire you alex. I'm just a stupid american that's never been anywhere, with a stupid american public school education. I have to admire people that have the opportunity to broaden their horizens.
     
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