We’ve had some freaky warm weather here in Wisconsin. Usually at this time of year it’s still in the 30′s and we’re waiting for that spring snowstorm to dump a nice foot of snow on us. We’ve had one of those as late as May 13th. But not this year. This year it was 80 in March. We’ve mowed the lawn twice. (And when I say we, I mean not me.) The daffodils have sprung and died. The lilacs are nearly out and the trees have leaves.
I love it!
But what I’ve really noticed is that my musical tastes are reflecting this spring/summer feeling. Beach Boys anyone? Is there anything that makes you feel more like putting the top down on the convertible (I have no convertible, but I do have a sunroof) and letting the summer breeze flow through your hair like a rousing version of “Surfing USA!”
I got to thinking about other songs that give me a certain feeling, or maybe the feeling makes me want to hear a certain song. For instance, there are several Trisha Yearwood songs that make me all warm and fuzzy about my husband. ”She’s in Love with the Boy” always makes me remember when we met, and my husband’s ringtone on my iphone is “How do I Live Without You?”
When the snow IS falling, the fire is burning and the air smells like Christmas, the only music that will do is “John Denver and the Muppets A Christmas Together.” Nothing says Christmas like Miss Piggy!
The full moon shining on water always makes Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” play in my head.
When fall arrives I love to listen to, “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is graaay.”
Spring means “Singin’ in the Rain,” unless we have big storms, then I always hear the Wicked Witch Song from THE WIZARD OF OZ-”duh, da-da, duh, duh-da-daaa!
How about you? What songs bring out a certain feeling? Or what feeling causes you to listen to certain songs?