I’ve been planning on starting this weekly post for some time, but just never had the extra minutes to sit down and get it done. With Thanksgiving, my son’s school yearly fundraiser that I help with, my husband’s birthday, now my son’s birthday and Christmas coming up…you get the gist. Well now, my TigerStrypes readers, get ready, because it has started!! 🙂
For this “Things That Bring Back Memories” post, I am going to pick something in the topic of “Music”. My family is one that really loves music, and can think back to where we were when we heard a certain song, etc. I can’t play music for anything, but my husband is a bass guitar player, and our son plays the piano. Lucky I don’t have to do anything but listen, otherwise, we’d be in trouble. :/
So starting on this beautiful Monday of the week, I’ll give you a little look into my life and past with “Things That Brings Back Memories” for me. This video is one that I hold dear, and one that always makes me remember certain things. Check it out:
Good old “Tears For Fears” were always a favorite of mine. This song was one you could enjoy listening to, each and every time you heard it. Being born halfway through the 70’s, and growing up listening to and enjoying 80’s music…(even still to this day, that decade is my favorite), this song means a lot to me! I remember a friend and I had a dance that we would do to it, and can even count out how many times the music plays a certain beat while the 2 guys are doing the leg behind the leg move! Priceless!
This video was filmed down the highway from where I used to live when I was younger. Most of it is on Interstate 10, right near Cabazon…golly, what those hills could tell us today. My family would always stop by that area, on our way home from Glamis, when I was younger. My Dad really loved the Hadley’s Fruit Orchards and their yummy snacks. We’d have to stop by there, and the dinosaurs, even before there was anything else built around them. Seeing that area now just amazes me, at how much it has grown. Also, seeing Curt using the pay phone…isn’t that something? Are those even around much anymore?
The little ATV area in the video, was one at the base of the hills over by the railroad tracks. I think we rode there only a couple of times, because it was so busy and dangerous. This was back in the day of only 3-wheelers, etc. and seeing people roll on that hill made my parents not really want to be around there with kids. We would just continue on to Glamis and the Gecko Park Turnaround/Loop where we always stayed.
So all in all, this video is one that I always love to see!! I also get to hear the song often, since it has a spot reserved on the MP3 player in my car!
Is there a song that brings back memories for you? or an area that you lived? Leave a comment and let me know.
More Info on the Band:
Tears for Fears are an English new wave band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesizer bands of the early 1980’s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success. They were part of the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US.
Their platinum-selling debut album, The Hurting, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, while their second album, Songs from the Big Chair, reached number one on the US Billboard 200, achieving multi-platinum status in both the UK and the US. Their second album contained two Billboard Hot 100 number ones: “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”‘, the latter winning the Brit Award for Best British Single in 1986.
Following the release of their third platinum-selling album, The Seeds of Love (1989), Smith and Orzabal parted company in 1991, though Orzabal retained the Tears for Fears name throughout the remainder of the 1990s. The duo re-formed in 2000, and released an album of new material, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, in 2004. As of 2013, the duo are working on their seventh album. To date, Tears for Fears have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, including more than 8 million in the US.