Wednesday, February 9, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge: Day Six

Day Six: A song that reminds you of somewhere
           One of the first things that we bought for our flat when we spent the semester in London was a radio. This was one of those small alarm radios, it was white and the sound was terrible, but when you have a TV that only shows only BBC 2 when it feels like showing any television at all and said television lives in the scary basement of your apartment building on Knaresborough you love your radio...and we did. Although there were other people in the Missouri London program that obviously had money to blow, we did not and we cherished our shared radio, hair dryer, curling iron and kool-aid pitcher.
           From the moment we bought the radio I'm not sure it was ever turned off. When I'd come home from classes or from checking my email there would always be a guest in our rooms listening to our radio a) because we had the cleanest and friendliest set of rooms and b) because we had the only, much coveted, balcony.
           Even now 13 years later, I can remember our Sunday night Chicken Tonight dinners and our pasta meals taken out on the balcony, the smell of the diesel, the sounds of the trucks and cars honking in the streets as we ate and talked about our day and how we were going to spend our night. If you were hanging with Amanda and I it would be playing cards and drinking tea or taking a walk, if you were hanging with Julie and Becca you'd head to O'Neill's. No matter what, the soundtrack was the same and went a little something like this:

Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
Brim Full of Asha Cornershop
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
Never Ever All Saints
Laid James
Together Again Janet Jackson
High Lighthouse Family
Real World Matchbox 20
The Ballad of Tom Jones Space with Cerys from Catatonia

and the song that reminds me most of this time and of the city of London is from a lovely lady from Australia named Natalia Imbruglia and the song is Torn. While we saw the video and heard the song everywhere and often during our semester there (including our hotel room in Amsterdam), I am reminded most of that little radio, our flat and the wonderful city of London, favorite city in the world. Who knew that song would do that?

Feel free to join in by commenting below (I really do love comments, on fb or here), or doing this challenge on your own blog.

The 30 Day Song Challenge
Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 -- Your least favorite song
Day 03 -- A song that makes you happy
Day 04 -- A song that makes you sad
Day 06 -- A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year


  1. Sniff. Sniff. Great post, SMH.

  2. I do love your hair like that. Oh, and nice stroy.



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