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Thread #20163   Message #208924
Posted By: rangeroger
08-Apr-00 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Songs w/mental or emotional associations
Subject: RE: Songs w/mental or emotional associations
I think that every song I do has either an emotional association or mental image attached to it.Even songs that I have just listened to, I seem to form mental images for.
The most recent case can be found in my "joni Mitchell, River" thread.
The most emotional association I have with a song,I mentioned in the "Tom Rush" threads. I sang "Urge for Going" followed by " No Regrets" to the love of my life,when she told me she was leaving me for a mining engineer from Utah.After she married him,she called me up and wanted to know the name of the albums where she could find them.I'm afraid I was a bit brusque with her.
Another major emotional experience with a song came at my parents 50th wedding anniversary.Tom Rush again (well,Murray McLaughln) "Child's Song". My sister had to hold the book,I stiil had a hard time seeing the lyrics through the tears, Got the entire family crying.When I was done, my Mother said,"you're going to Idaho aren't you".
And here I am.