Memories … light the corners of our mind … especially when they are musical memories. Nothing triggers a memory, an emotion or a feeling like a song. Tonight on the Mitch Michaels Music Challenge, Mitch wants you to share your favorite Musical Memory. This is a wide open question … you can interpret it in many ways and none of them would be wrong.
Now Mitch and I are lucky in that working in radio we have been able to meet some of our musical heroes (Mitch met the Who … I met Duran Duran – LOL) So those are some pretty fab musical memories (Simon LeBon once asked me if I was wearing frilly knickers … I mean does life get any better than that!!) Actually it does … (and I told Simon to behave) . To be honest my best musical memories don’t involve celebrities, or concerts or interviews, they involve people I love.
I was lucky that I grew up in a house that was full of music. None of us played an instrument (although my mother and I attempted piano lessons but realized that we had no natural talent.) But music was always playing in my house. On the radio or on the record player. My Dad had a HUGE record collection and he and my mum would often stop everything and just start dancing. I have one lovely memory of them dancing to this song in our living room. They were both laughing and were so happy, I can picture it in my head so vividly and it was over forty years ago! So this song always makes my eyes a little watery but it brings a big smile to my face whenever I hear it.
How about you… what’s your favorite musical memory? (and thanks Mitch Michaels for an awesome week of Music Challenge questions!)