Oct 1, 2006

Instant Transportation

I think music more than anything else has the power to transport me to another place and time, whether I want to go there or not.

A few bars of Sinatra's Strangers in the Night and I'm suddenly six years old watching my parents slow dance. Santana's Black Magic Woman takes me to about 12 years old sitting outside at night with the neighborhood kids. Chicago's Color My World puts me right in the arms of my first serious boyfriend at the Jr. High Band Dance. Anything from K.C. and the Sunshine band and I'm doing the bump on the lighted disco dance floor with my fiance (we'll be married 30 years this New Year's Eve).

Michael Jackson's I'm Bad conjures up images of my daughter's 5th birthday when we had an MJ look-a-like perform. Walk Like An Egyptian actually brings tears to my eyes as I remember my 3-year-old-son doing the Egyptian dance to get his mother's attention. Any techno music takes me to the little league football field, the parade down Beltline, or the middle of the UNT Coliseum where my competitive drill team performed. Go Charger Powerline!

The soundtrack from Amageddon reminds me of when my daughter taught me how to do this new thing on AOL called "chatting."

I guess someday the music I'm listening to now (Rascal Flatt's Bless The Broken Road) will take me back to blogging this post for you.

What are you listening to right now?


Anonymous said...

I love all types of music. The Animals' House of the rising Sun, came out when my older brother went into the Navy. Otis Reddings' Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, came out when I joined the Army.

Nankin said...

Karyn, I know what you man about music transporting you to different places. But with me it's scents. The smell of a gardenia transports me back to many high school dances.

BTW favorit music is classical.

Christina said...

I totally know what you mean. Certain songs do the same for me.

Rik no Orkut said...

Faria sentido se eu entendesse!