One of my favorite things about music is how whenever I listen to any one album, especially one that's new to me, for a extended period of time, I will associate that music with that time period in my life for a long time afterward. Examples: Most of the Beatles' "Past Masters" album I associate with a vacation my family took when I was in like 4th grade in the summer in NM and CO. The tape my dad made me was mostly that. Every time I hear Common's "Be," I think of the summer after I graduated and visited IU in August. I stayed at John's, he played it for me and I loved it. Then I listened to it a lot when I was in Mexico, so I think of the times I would walk to work listening to it. Brad made me a cd of Murs' "3:16" and I listened to that a lot one summer, especially while mowing the lawn and at the gym. I just think it's fun that the music has more feeling in its unique way to me. It also amazes me how much time has passed since then.
Plus, I was checking the blog and had to post.
I'm looking forward to your party, Thom. Also, I wish it was like 70 degrees outside. And I wish there were more people who wanted to go to Miami with me in late March. It's looking like I probably won't go. Oh well.