Music and Moments

Have you ever had a beautiful moment ruined by music?

I had a beautiful first kiss take place in my car on one romantic, rainy night in college.  We were warm in each others arms while it poured rain outside.  It was a perfect moment.  A moment that suddenly crumbled when I recognized the song playing on the radio at that moment was _______(insert a song that you despise).  If only  _______(insert a song you love) was playing on the radio that would have been perfect.   I decided to leave out actual song titles because I don’t want a potential difference in our kissing music taste to take away from the point I am trying to make.

I like to be in charge of the soundtrack of my life.

My favorite song growing up was  “American Pie.”  Don Mclean’s “American Pie” is a great song to have tied to a great memory. I associated the song with fond memories of my father and me singing along to the classic.  Hearing that song brought me joy for about 6 years.

Unfortunately, “American Pie” was playing the day the my dog had to be put to sleep.  Now when I hear that song I am forced to deal with 10 minutes of my own personal “Marley and Me” replaying in my head.  Hey if you think “Marley and Me” is a good movie check out the book.  I like the book better than the movie.  In the book, the wife is played by Katie Holmes.  Well at least that was how I imagined her when I read it. That is the beauty of books you pick the stars, you pick the actors, and you pick the soundtrack.

5 Comments

  1. Well said Chip! Reading books makes us artists, composers, and producers. That’s a lot of bang for our buck!

  2. the way this started out I was really excited that it was a madlib. it was still good though :)

  3. Great blog Chip! Thanks.

  4. Katie Holmes,

    I’m so happy you read my blog! Did you get my letters? I used to think that I was too short for you but then you go and marry Tom Cruise…
    -Chip

  5. Niko,
    Sorry to disappoint. Consider a madlib in the works.

    -Jack

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