in your mind for no particular reason other than you
really really like them? And which tracks hold memories so precious they'll never fade?
When I was growing up we only ever had a radio to listen to
at home; my aunt & uncle had a huge radiogram - one of those
'sideboard-sized' pieces of furniture that seemed to take up an awful lot of room in their first home. I spent a lot of time with my aunt (my mum's sister) and I remember that The Beatles track, Michelle, was one of her favourites when it was released in 1965, simply because she would've named my cousin Stewart 'Michelle' if he'd been a girl http://youtu.be/BKvee-w0uBc
|The Monkees - my first 'pop idols'|
Then I hit my teenage years & Dad finally bought a record deck & stereo system - I was in heaven! First single I ever bought was
T Rex's Ride A White Swan http://youtu.be/KDAh19tms4U. 1970 also saw me 'fall in love' with David Cassidy - posters of him & Marc Bolan were plastered all over the wall opposite my bed.
|My first ever album|
|And my second album purchase|
Fast forward through my late teenage years: I left college having failed my final NNEB exams so I went out into the 'big wide world' & got a job at an Insurance Brokers. I met & married my first husband by the time I was 19 (we never had an 'our tune'). Then came the era of Saturday Night Fever & Grease. The very last month of 1979 saw me become a mum for the
first time and 9 months later my marriage fell
blast & the 'theme song' to our courting days was Bob Seger's Hollywood Nights - I would turn it up full blast on his car stereo & wind the windows down as we drove through the darkened streets on the way home each night http://youtu.be/3H0ma6BQa-w
Another 'our tune' is Dire Straits' Romeo & Juliet, simply because
he quoted lines from it in the first ever Valentine's card he sent me on the day we got engaged. And hubby knows that I absolutely adore Pure Shores, for no other reason than that I love the OST to The Beach & that is my favourite track from it - my wish is to have it played at my funeral mass and again as I am buried at sea.
But the track that is the theme tune to this particular chapter of my life is Ellie Goulding's How Long Will I Love You, from the as yet unreleased Richard Curtis film, About You. 2013 has not been an easy year for either of us, but he's still here, by my side & I plan on us growing old & grey together http://youtu.be/B2KKcjSOBmk