Saturday, September 29, 2007

Flashback Moments

An occasional local drinking buddy and noted cynical bastard tipped me off to a chain of used CD shops, Beat Goes On.

Stopped into a couple of them this morning and walked about with about a dozen. Clerk asks Sheena, "Are these all for you?". Yes. "Oh", he says. She looks up puzzled at the question. "Kind of an odd mixture of music".

Ah... the odd mixtures. Isn't really that what life is all about?

As Sheena plays them through one by one this afternoon, the video highlight moments of her life come flooding in...

The Essential Earth Wind & Fire ($12.99). "Fantasy" and "September". Evoke the dusty back roads of Healdsburg Wine country in Northern California. Convertible top down. Hair all fucked up and not caring. Stopping in at Ridge Estates looking out the window over the vine covered valley and wishing. And wishing again. And trying not to cry knowing her flight home was later that night.

The New Pornographers Twin Cinema ($8.99). Kick ass shows at the Phoenix, Sheena's least favourite live music venue in Toronto, entranced by the harmonies and remembering those early days of excitement being in the Big Smoke and feeling like a grownup.

The Very Best of Kajagoogoo ($10.99). Sneaking in to Broadways at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg underage overdressed beyond all possible imagination and pretending not to be 17 year old high school girls cruising for rich old guys, dancing to "Turn Your Back on Me" with The Beast.

The Cardigans Gran Turismo ($8.99). Couldn't resist after re-falling in love with Favourite Game last week.

Sarah McLaughlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ($3.99). Having Possession running through my head the first time the chains got snapped on.

Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90s, Best of the Mavericks. ($11.99) On a first date that happened to occur in Austin Texas due to scheduling conflicts and getting lost in the crowd at the ACL Music Fest and remembering the sheer relief and finally seeing him run toward me, assured that I was just lost and he didn't in fact leave me in alone in a strange city.

There's a few more... but haven't put them on yet...

13 Comments:

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous sooey said...

I was in Ragtime the other day and the young guy who works there was playing New Order. I'm sure I would have hated it way back when but I love it now.

Right now, my two favourite CDs are The Shins latest and The Monkees greatest hits.

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger whitenoise said...

I always thought "September" was this...

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Antonia Z said...

The Mavericks' Dance the Night Away is one of my all time top songs.

I don't have any fave albums right now because I am such an iPod girl. I have playlists for every occasion.

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger Antonia Z said...

Very cool music site here ...

http://www.music-map.com/

(HTF do you do HTML links here?)

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Holy shit, Whitenoise. I'm trying to remember where I was in late April because I can't believe I missed that post of yours.

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Sooey, Yes I want to get the Shins. I fondled them at the store today but did not buy.

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous spy said...

yay new order and yay for Cardigans!

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous sooey said...

My companion is a metalhead. He rocks out to old Metallica.

My #1 daughter is the coolest rock afficiando on the planet, by the way. It's quite something - especially given that her Dad is Mr. Aerosmith/Van Halen and, well, as I said, my favourite CD right now is The Monkees.

Oh - and I just discovered Macy Gray.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

So next on my list is to replace my Level 42 and Psychedelic Furs that barely survive on cassette tape. And I want the new Madonna.

And now I'm thinking I want some Cake too (shut up Cheek...)

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger Sheena said...

But actually upon 2nd listening of the New Pornographers, less Toronto, and more remembering the long highway drive from Cordoba to Buenos Aires in a tiny little rental car with my fucked up back trying not to shriek in pain.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger whitenoise said...

Never There always takes me back to the first summer I had my boat when we lived on the thing, going to ridiculous lengths to be on the water.

Level 42 is all Thunderbay, and Psychedelic Furs are Sioux Lookout. The new Madonna is now hooked to my son's last Hallowe'en party, and all that awkward, becoming a teenager, dance stuff...

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger CC said...

Will you people just shut the hell up and put on a Kiss album?

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Sheena said...

Cripes! that's another one to add to the collection.

I Wanna Rock 'n Roll All Night is so Trashcona...

 

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