Two things happened last week that shuttled me back in time. First, I got to spend some time driving alone on a country road. It reminded me of high school and then home from college when I would just get in my car and go straight and fast down this road that started outside my urban-like neighborhood but soon led right into rolling hills and cow pastures. I would drive for hours (or at least until the road turned-about 30 miles out) with the windows open and the radio blaring and just ponder my life. (I was soooo deep at 20.) There is nothing better than loud music in a fast car on a late spring day.
Last week, when I was driving my mini-van on a similar road her in Jersey, I heard a Chris Cornell song on the radio. It was a newer Chris Cornell, so like my mini-van it was softer and calmer than my old car and the songs that used to play in it. This Cornell song was all weepy guitar and love-song velvet voiced. Regardless of the more recent sound, I was still taken back to my college dorm room and all the beautiful music that blared through those towers circa 1992. I miss that music. In my opinion (WARNING:GEEZER ALERT) there isn’t anything quite like it today. But maybe that’s just because my car is a van and not a convertible with an amazing sound system. (God, I miss that car.) Here’s a few of my faves. For those who know me as a mom of three, these selections might surprise you a bit. For those who knew me when, well I think you’re going to like this one as much as me. For all of you, try to fight the urge to drive fast, drink from a funnel or shot gun a beer that these songs may illicit…at least until the kids are in bed.
Pearl Jam: Once- Um, it’s my college years. There must be Pearl Jam.
Limp Bizkit: Break Stuff-It’s a rock mix, how could I not? Warning, this song and video are not for the faint of heart or frankly, anyone with manners. It’s angry and mean, but there’s Snoop Dogg so…
Metallica: Sad but True: Grrrrrrr… I had a boyfriend once who showed me the Metallica documentary and I found it ever so dreamy. #suckerfortoughguys.
Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike-I probably should have picked a Soundgarden selection for pure rock cred, but man, both of these guys in one song? That’s a young girl’s dream-even if we didn’t know who they heck they were when this song was first recorded.
Pearl Jam:Why Not Go-Yes, I have them twice. Don’t like it? Should have included Green Day? Maybe GNR? Yeah, sorry. I probably should have but it’s my blog and I love him. A lot. Oh, and this song rocks. Hard. (FYI-the music doesn’t start until about 2:12 in.)
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