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My Life For A Song

The story of my life has been told through music. Ever since I was a little girl, I have pinned memories (good or bad) to a song. Heaven by Warrant reminds me of a young friend’s funeral and to this day I can picture the hearse driving by my house whenever that song plays on the radio. It’s amazing how a simple melody can take you back.

It wasn’t too long into my blogging journey that I discovered Jen Kehl of My Skewed View. I noticed her through a series Facebook thread posts by others who had joined up for her Twisted Mixtape Tuesdays. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to be a part of it. As I delved deeper into her blog, I read about her journey with her son and the incredible highs and lows that come from parenting a child with multiple food allergies. Her stories are uplifting and funny. Jen’s son is extraordinary with an awesome sense of humor and a smile that lights up your heart. He even has his on web page!

Now that Twisted Mix Tape Tuesdays is back from its hiatus, (YAY) I am tasked with creating an Awesome Mix List pre 1988. Check out my mix and check out Jen’s site and enjoy.

Piano In The Dark, takes me back to third grade and sitting in Mrs. Peterson’s class. At the end of every school day, she would let us listen to the radio and this was one of the songs I remember the most. Whenever it came on, we all would sing along. It was a great way to end the day.

No One Is To Blame, reminds me of my Grandmother. We watched a lot of MTV in my house and one afternoon my Mother had borrowed a video camera from work and we made family movies. There is one in particular that comes to mind of my Grandmother and I dancing to this song playing in the background.

I love Steve Perry and I love Journey. My memory of Oh, Sherrie is not one from my childhood but a recent one. I was driving down the highway with Bryleigh and this song came on the radio. I waited for her to yell at me to change it but instead she started singing along. I felt like the torch had been passed, the love of 80’s music handed down to the next generation. I was proud that day, very proud.

The Glory Of Love. Peter Cetera is the voice of the 80’s. I don’t know why, he just is. That is all.

Yes, I had to include that horrible song from that equally horrible movie. This song is like Log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.

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3 thoughts on “My Life For A Song

  1. Ok, first of all, I love you for the log reference. I use it often and Isiaiah just looks at me funny. Someday he’ll actually listen when I sing him the whole song.
    Also, I just started a post about passing the music torch, I will let you know when it goes live. My worst fear was my son would love pop music so much he wouldn’t listen to the good stuff. So far so good!
    AND NOW! What a list!!! I really love this, Howard Jones brings back huge memories for me, so awesome that you and your grandmother danced to it!
    Also Peter Cetera and Journey, well what else is there? I mean there is other stuff, but both of those really have a sound that is so uniquely 80’s.
    Thank you so much for coming back, I am so glad the blogging world brought us two music lovers together!

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