Welcome to our Friday Night Music thread! This week’s theme is the music you grew up with, the songs you heard as a kid that always stayed with you, the music you first chose as “your” music, the songs you’d listen to as a teen when you were feeling sad or pissed off and the songs that take you back to moments in your youth like your Prom song or the song that you and your first romance shared as “our” song.
In essence, the songs that have been the soundtrack of your life.
To kick things off and to date myself, I actually remember back to being around 4 years old and the small transistor radio playing in our house, several songs from these artists that no one back then could escape or ignore:
In junior high school, my school let us play music over the school’s loudspeakers during lunch(which come to think of it now, was pretty cool for their doing so) . I was one of the DJs and remember playing some of the selection of maybe 10 – 12 singles we had available to play. I remember playing this one many a time:
In high school, there was a classmate of mine in science class, we were friendly but not close friends, who was sketching something deeply into the top of his notebook with his pen and asked me if I was going and if I wanted to go with him. I asked him, “Going to what?” and I looked at his notebook to see this design of a prism reflecting shafts of colored light from it and two incongruous words…”Pink” and “Floyd”. It was a tour to promote their new album, “Animals”.
I went with him and that day, was introduced to Pink Floyd and many other enlightening (and lit) things, it remains one of my fondest and most resonant memories of the ’70’s. Though there are videos and music from back then, this video from the PULSE concert in the 90’s is better in quality visually and audibly. This is dedicated to KQuark, feel better my friend!