Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hit My Parade Up

Oh noes, we're nearing the end of the Blog Every Day In May blog-hop.  I'm going to miss it.

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post

This is going to be a toughie.  I love music.  It plays such a huge part in my life, so to choose just 5 songs takes some thinking about.  The following songs are in no particular order, and they're not my favourite songs.  They're just songs that bring back memories.

'You Can Call Me Al' by Paul Simon - This song reminds me of a Christmas many, many years ago.  I think Father Christmas had brought my dad Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album on cassette, and he was listening to it during Christmas Day.  I remember that Father Christmas had brought me a Lego kit where you used the bricks to build a cafe.  I also remember that I didn't actually build it; Dad did.  Every time I hear this song, I think of my dad sitting at the table, trying to decipher the picture instructions included with the Lego to try and build me a cafe to play with.

'Turn Out The Light' by The Music - I had a boyfriend a few years ago who loved the band The Music.  We used to listen to the CD together, and this was (is) my favourite song off that album.  This song always reminds me of him, and when he queued up at the signing tent at Reading Festival so that he could meet the band.

'Somebody Told Me' by The Killers - This song takes me back to when I was in my second year at university.  I was living in a house with two other girls, and we rotated bedrooms because one was extremely tiny, and the other two were of a reasonable size.  Instead of trying to work out the rent so that we paid more if we had a big room, and less if we had the small room, we just rotated so we had one term in each room.  I was in the small room at the time, and I was getting ready to go to a class or lecture, and Jo Whiley on Radio 1 said that she had a new song to play, by a new band, and she thought they were going to be big. I danced around my shoebox bedroom to this song, and then told everyone I knew about it, because I thought it was amazing.  Little did I know that The Killers were going to be such a huge success!!

'Agenda Suicide' by The Faint - Quite a few years ago, I went to a Placebo gig.  At the time, Placebo were one of my favourite bands.  I'd always liked (and I still like) watching the support bands, but I really wanted to see Placebo because, well, they are awesome!  The Faint were supporting, but I'd never heard of them.  And then they started playing, and wow!  They were amazing.  All I can really remember  is the keyboard player and his legs!  The top half of his body was still, so that he could play his keyboard, but his legs moved around like they were independent from his body.  They were like rubber, Stretch Armstrong limbs, dancing about all over the place.  After that performance, The Faint became one of my favourite bands.

'Mountains' by Biffy Clyro - A few years ago, I went on holiday to Dublin with a friend.  As we were walking around one day, we passed a venue that was advertising a Biffy Clyro gig that evening, but (obviously) tickets were sold out.  We couldn't believe it as the venue was only a short walk away from our hostel.  If only we'd known about it before we went; we could have bought tickets!!  I've never seen 'The Biff' so I was gutted.  Forlornly we went back to our hostel and sadly sang along to their songs, knowing the real thing was being played just down the road.


  1. Love the little stories to the music! Today, I'm he one doing Lego kits with our oldest - or by myself, if Missy decides that watching MLP is much better than doing Lego with her Mami..

    1. Thank you :) Sometimes I think parents enjoy Lego more than the kids!!

  2. Hi Rebeccah! What a fun blog you have here---fun enough to gain you a new follower :D I'm also responding to you about 3 Ups Blog Hop. Your "Upee" is Ms. Candilynne Fite over at Thanks so much for participating, I'm sure you will make Candilynne's day!!

    1. Brilliant, thank you. Off I hop over to Candilynne's blog :D