Monday, November 26, 2018

Music Mantra Monday ~ Music, Movies and Memories



(You must listen to the song whilst reading the post. ;) )

Wow, we have gotten behind on the blog, haven't we? Well, things have settled down a bit since I finished NaNoWriMo so we'll get things back on track.

I talk a lot on music day about the powerful connection between music and memories. Some are fun, a few are crappy, several are funny and, hopefully, most will just leave a smile on your face.

I love movies, especially when they have a unforgettable soundtrack. One of my favorite soundtracks from more recent days is from Guardians of the Galaxy. There is something about '70s and '80s music that just sticks...right...in...there and you can't get the tunes out. I mean, even my kids run around singing these songs word for word. Honestly, I don't know whether to be super proud or choose to ignore their existence.

Admittedly, I also very much enjoyed Deadpool (one and two). I won't let my younger kids watch it, but I was laughing my butt off! I'm sorry. I tend to have a very dark and sarcastic sense of humor and gravitate to those who perfect that. (I mean, seriously. My favorite super-villain is Loki!) So, when today's song of the week came up in Deadpool as well, and my kids and I have now been singing the dang thing all weekend, I figure why not have all of you join us in our pain in trying to work it out of the brain cells.

For me, this song brings back memories of walking down Corydon Avenue (only Winnipegers will 'get' that reference) on hot summer days with my best friend as we ate root beer flavored Popsicles (which only cost a quarter a pop back then). Now, thanks to these movies, whenever I get super frustrated or angry, the song pops into my head eliciting that killer super-villain instinct.

Ah, well.

This girl is no Deadpool or Loki, sadly. BUT...I can happily hum these tunes, remembering both the nice memories I've attached to them, as well as the movies scenes they are linked to, and laugh my way through those anger moments.

Anyone out there have a great oldie, but goodie that you relate to when you hear them in soundtracks? Share with us! Let's have a bit of fun today. 😉

SIDENOTE: When I heard my kids singing these songs, I told them I listened to them when they came out...when I was a kid. Much dramatic gasping, razzing and various 'old' jokes proceeded. 😐
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