Double trouble

26 01 2010
I am a bit lost in meme land recently! I know that I have another two to do and I am not sure that I have even been tagged in either of these memes but I wanted to join in! If you have tagged me and I have forgotten please leave a comment and I will give you the recognition you deserve.

Firstly, Rosie Scribble’s Shiny Happy People Meme:

The rules of the Shiny Happy People Meme are simple:

Name a song that makes you happy –  a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness.
Post an image that makes you smile,  it can be anything  – a silly photo, an image taken from the internet,  anything at all that puts a smile on your face (and isn’t too rude!)

Today I tweeted that I was feeling a bit blue and perhaps my choice of listening to REM was a bad idea. I decided that a change of music was needed to flip my mood and this is the first song that I chose.

The Lovecats – The Cure

The image is from an email that was doing the rounds a couple years ago at work. It was entitled:

Amazing photo of seahorse

I am afraid that I am unable to add a photo credit as I have no idea where it originated from but it always makes me chuckle!

Consider yourself tagged if you wish.

Secondly we have the Stories and Songs Meme started by the wonderful Fraught Mummy from Brits in Bosnia. She explains the idea here:

What I’m after is a song that reminds you of something, that has a story for you. Not necessarily your favourite song or a even a song that you love, but a song that instantly takes you back to that time and place.

So, for my choice I give you the second song I listened to this afternoon.

Echo Beach – Martha and the Muffins

The year is 1994 and I am a mere 15 years old. I have just got into a nightclub for the first time in my life. A cunning tactic was employed to get over the fact I barely looked my age, let alone 18. Someone bought a drink in the bar attached to the nightclub and then I carried it as we paid to go in – the idea being that the doorman thought the barman had checked my ID. I have no idea if it was that or the fact a strapping 6 foot something friend of a friend whose pint I was holding was standing behind me but I was in!

This song is the theme to my life since then. It played that night where I danced and drank and had the best time ever. It followed me through college and on through life, then unofficial song that belonged to my group of friends that summed up our life – working at whatever job we had just so that we could get back to the beach. It was played on stereo’s at parties and guitars by firelight. We sometimes stumbled over the words but always sang and danced with feeling.

When we got married we chose our song and then I requested that this song was played straight afterwards so that everyone would be around to dance. It was such a moment, once tour first dance was over we were done and could just relax and enjoy the rest of the evening. I was surrounded by all of the people I love and are special to me and was bouncing around the dancefloor like Tigger on class A drugs! Makes for some very unflattering photos I tell you. Dancing in the dress was interesting too.

Again, feel free to take this and run with it if you wish. Happy memories x




4 responses

26 01 2010
Emily O

Two great songs, I was a big Cure fan and we always used to play Echo Beach on the record player (!) in our sixth form common room for some reason. That horse photo's hilarious! Love reading these memes.

27 01 2010

Great songs. And the comment about bouncing around like tigger in your wedding dress really resonated with me – don't think I left the dance floor all night and I remember whalloping one of my (male) friends for the heinous crime of standing on my frock 😉

27 01 2010
Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy

OH great songs, great memories. Thanks for doing the meme, it has been so lovely to read what everyone has written. I really like this, what a song and what memories to go with it! x

27 01 2010
make do mum

I can't hear Echo Beach without thinking of your wedding! (And if you can't have a bouncy dance at your own wedding then when can you?!) Great choices by the way.

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