Monday, 6 July 2009

...travel soundtracks

You ever been on a journey, to another country or place very different to the one you call home? A profound journey, one that changed your life? Did you listen to music while you were on that journey? When you hear that music now, does it take you back to the sights, smells, sounds and emotions of that time and place?

I have.

When ever I hear Coldplay I'm transported in time to a 26 year old me happily wandering around Central and West Java and Sumatra with a crappy walkman I bought in Bogor. I can almost smell it.



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7 Comments:

At 6 July 2009 at 13:17 , Blogger eleanor bloom said...

Yeah, it's funny how that happens. (Are those nice memories for you?)

The Sundays and some old Smashing Pumpkins tunes take me back to 1992 in Canada. Can see grey downtown streets and some dodgy living conditions as well as a few funny car trips.

And really old INXS and U2 songs take me back to 1987/8 and the US; drives through Georgia past ruined old cottages and the landscapes of North Carolina and such. A bored and slightly insolent young teen in the back seat with her walkman.

 
At 6 July 2009 at 18:07 , Blogger Lorna Lilo said...

Yeah, the Velvet Underground's Sunday Morning takes me back to a...Sunday morning, but a long time ago. And yes I am 104.

 
At 6 July 2009 at 23:45 , Blogger the projectivist said...

The Smiths - i'm a tortured teenager lazing about on my bed thinking of a boy called David and his wandering hands.

The Sundays - i'm in London and it's Spring and everything is shiny and new!

too many more to mention.
Dido? don't even go there!

 
At 7 July 2009 at 06:21 , Blogger Baino said...

Ah well you're considerably younger than I! For me it was the Eagles Desperado on a Queensland Roadtrip with my girlf in my ex boyfriend's combi. We only had the one tape bought hastily at the servo just as we left. We played it all the way to Mackay!

 
At 7 July 2009 at 10:42 , Blogger The Man at the Pub said...

EB- Yes, great memories. My first completely solo OS trip and quite an eye opener.

Sounds like you've had some adventures in North America.

LL-Oh yeah I read about the Velvet Underground in a history book. They was after the Titanic right?

ms p - Yes there are a lot. The Sundays one sounds nice. I haven't been to London (yet).

Baino - The Eagles seem quite fitting for a Queensland roadtrip for some reason.

It all sounds a bit Thelma and Louise. Did the cops ever find your ex-boyfriend?

 
At 11 July 2009 at 20:25 , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Tom Petty's 'Great Wide Open' played over and over in the bus from London to Normandy for a January bunjy jump in 1992. And yes, I did it - dived head first!

 
At 11 July 2009 at 20:25 , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Tom Petty's 'Great Wide Open' played over and over in the bus from London to Normandy for a January bunjy jump in 1992. And yes, I did it - dived head first!

 

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