The beauty of songs and how they spark memories of our past. One man's journey into his past from the songs and albums he knew.

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  • Just Like Heaven
    on Jan 11, 2009
    1987The CureKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeIn the summer of 1987, I applied for what would become my first tenured job. I was living on the daybed in my mother's basement, cleaning up the mess of my life- staying off the drugs and staying sober as long as
  • Rock 'N Roll Fantasy
    on Jan 10, 2009
    1979Bad CompanyDesolation AngelsIt was the summer of '79, the "Me Decade" coming to a sweltering end. I was just a bony little teenager then. I loved the summer months. It was relaxing, but it was a time for chores such as mowing the lar
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
    on Jan 1, 2009
    1987U2The Joshua TreeThe front door to my mother's new house was unlocked, so I opened the door and let myself in. Everything was white: all the surrounding walls splattered in white paint, white furniture situated everywhere, the carpet was white,
  • Roadhouse Blues
    on Dec 30, 2008
    1970The DoorsMorrison Hotel"Roadhouse Blues"I dropped out of college. Emery dropped out of college. Shriner dropped out of college. Rob was hospitalized on medication to control his psychotic behavior. Bobby was somewhere crashing through th
  • Welcome to the Boomtown
    on Dec 16, 2008
    1986David & DavidBoomtown"Welcome to the Boomtown"I don't recall how I discovered this album when it first came out, but I'll never forget the day Emery (Bad) and I drove around town listening to the entire album- mesmerized by
  • Centerfield
    on Dec 10, 2008
    1985John FogertyCenterfieldThe summer of 1985, I was making new friends while doing quite a bit of bar-hopping. I was no longer engaged to Amy (It's My Life), and Becky (Dreamweaver) had moved off to Virginia, so I decided I was going to hang with t
  • The Magnificent Seven
    on Dec 6, 2008
    1980The ClashSandinista!"The Magnificent Seven"I met Shrine-Dawg at his own birthday party. It was late 1984 and the trees were glistening with Christmas lights, the malls were packed with anxiously giving creatures, and the homes were filled w
  • Dreamweaver
    on Dec 6, 2008
    1975Gary WrightThe Dream WeaverGary Wright's song, "Dreamweaver" reminds me of a couple of things: First, it usually sparked delightful memories of Skateland South when I was a young boy skating around with my friends; and second, it remin
  • Bad
    on Nov 29, 2008
    1984U2The Unforgettable Fire"Bad"There were many days I didn't feel like getting out of bed, and there were many nights where I just felt like lying down and sleeping there forever like a junkie who had lost everything. By the end of 1984,
  • Boys of Summer
    on Nov 28, 2008
    1984Don Henley "Boys of Summer" As Summer turned to Fall, and all the leaves changed their colors before falling to the ground, life became a bit more complicated. Bobby (War) met a girl and fell in love with her. Her name was Kara. She had
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