Ghost of a Good Thing

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Funny how a melody, sounds like a memory . . .

Welcome to the first installment of Ghost of a Good Thing, inspired by Eric Church’s “Springsteen” and named after one of Dashboard Confessional’s songs aka my favorite band of all time. I like to think my music taste is pretty diverse. I grew up on Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Jim Croce, Sarah McLachlan, Cher, and Enrique due to my mom’s tendency to clean the house to the beat of those bands. Thanks, Mom. During my teen years, my music selection became self-labeled as “emo.” I even had a CD labeled “emo” and was adequately embarrassed when my soccer teammate somehow discovered it. Hawthorne Heights, The Used, Relient K, Something Corporate… You get the picture. In my defense, who wasn’t emo when they were 15?  Thankfully I graduated to country later on in high school, despite the fact that I had always announced my hatred for country. Thanks, Lauren. Then came rap (yet another genre I had previously disdained). Oh how I love my Lil Wayne. Thanks, Rebecca. What I love about rap is the play on words, the clever one-liners, and the inspirational stories. Obviously not all rap songs display this integrity, but Jack usually hooks me up with the good ones. As for Lil Wayne in particular, I can’t really explain my appreciation. Nowadays, I love a little country, rap, throwbacks, and Top 20 hits, but overall I consider my taste to be a mashup of alternative and pop.

My favorite thing about music is that it can instantly transport you to a different time, place, or person. There are hundreds of songs that connect me to memories so vivid they make me laugh or cry, depending on what emotions that memory brings up. In this series, I want to share my personal memories behind certain songs and also hear what memory that song brings up for you! Isn’t it cool how one song can mean totally different things for people? This week I chose “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris.

This song ALWAYS brings me back to London and my BFF Nicole. I don’t know if I’ll ever stop reminiscing about our wild semester and all the amazing times we shared. With pics like this, how can I not?

373805_2449398485741_1884476320_nI remember playing this song every time we were getting ready to go out during our last few weeks there, complete with homemade vodka sodas (although it wasn’t 100% complete unless we opened the soda bottle and it fizzed everywhere). Then 5Kitchen deemed it their “song” so obviously we had to get in on it, too. (Inside jokes. Sorry I’m not sorry.)

What do YOU think of when you hear this song?


Author: Rachael

Book lover + editor, feminist, California soul + New York state of mind.

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