Friday, March 4, 2016

Favorite childhood things - Part II

I realized after posting my favorite childhood song in Being incomprehensibly different or Favorite childhood things - Part I, that I should post other songs that were important to me as a young person. So here they are. Enjoy!

Artie Shaw - Nightmare

Shared to me by my grandfather who taught me about jazz and Peggy Lee.

America - A Horse with no Name

One of my fathers eight track favorites. Yes, even though I was born in the eighties my parents still had their precious eight track.

Enya - I Want Tomorrow

This is probably in my top twenty songs of my life. I don't remember how I cam across it. I do remember that I had it on tape and it the first thing I replaced with CD. 

I'm sorry in advance for the questionable music video. It was an eighties thing to make videos that were a poor attempt at plastic avant garde.

Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors

As I live in Texas now this might not seem so strange. However, I was in the suburbs of Chicago and country was not cool. New Kids on the Block was cool. Regardless, I will always be a Dolly fan. She gets me. I get her. Word.

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema

This was my grandmother's favorite song. She'd hum it a lot and I always thought it to be so exotic and lovely. 

And of course these two songs are is my favorites from more my preteen years but, I still consider them major songs in my life.

Robin S - Show Me Love

This was all over the radio like early nineties in Chicago. For some reason, I felt everything she said even though I never experienced anything she was talking about. 

The Damned - New Rose

My friend's eldest brother was a punk. He would make me mixtapes and try to turn me into his little punk sidekick. It half worked. This was one of the songs that I was really into from his tapes.

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