Sunday, July 25, 2010

Transport me to my childhood, please

My mama and daddy LOVE Jackson Browne, so I grew up on The Pretender, Saturate Before Using, For Everyman, Running on Empty, and in my teenage years, I'm Alive. Last night, Cari and I had a lovely dinner & drinks in Temescal, and then headed to the Greek Theater, which is definitely my new favorite concert venue. Outdoor amphitheaters are the best, especially when you live in California and the weather's perfect all the time!

I'd been stressing so much lately (job, apartment, relationship, some family stuff--it all comes at once, huh?) that I can't even keep my food down :( . . . but then Jackson Browne took my sorrows right away as I sat straight ahead of him in the beautiful Berkeley evening air and listened to my favorite crooner (who doesn't sound any different than he did 30 years ago, might I add. And he's still pretty hot for a 62 year old--just sayin').

Other bands/singers that take me right back to my childhood:

Allman Brothers
Neil Young
Van Morrison
Carole King
James Taylor
Bob Marley
Doobie Brothers
Billy Joel
Eric Clapton
Crosby, Stills, & Nash

What about you? Do you still love the music your parents brought you up on?

In totally unrelated news, I'm a little mortified to admit that I've been watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey this afternoon, and therefore have discovered Teresa Giudice . . . who I think is a little scary looking. If Tyra Banks has a five-head, Teresa has a two-head:

Right???

33 comments:

Erika said...

A TWO-HEAD?! Gah! I LOVE you!!! That is the greatest observation in the history of observations - seriously.

I believe my mom would kill me if I said this, but no...I was obsessed with The Beach Boys as a child, because it was always playing. Now, while I still think the songs are catchy, I completely have my own mind when it comes to my choice of music - and they are not it. :P

this free bird said...

Okay I only saw the picture of Teresa Giudice come up in your post and screamed out loud. She scares me. I can't watch that show because she is TERRIFYING.

Now dial up some Teen Mom or a marathon of The Hills and you'll find me acquiring a blood clot for 12-15 hours straight...

So jelly over Jackson Browne!! So exciting for you :)

xoxo,
Carrie

bananas. said...

BAHAHAHAAA!!!! she IS effin heinous! i say this everytime. and her forehead might as well get up and leave. it's not like it makes a difference if she has one or not. OH and her eyes are set so far apart. can she even see right?!

gawd i'm tearing her apart. i need to stop.

shelly said...

i see you were havind a music sunday also :) i love how music can take you places when you really need to just get away.

now claire...i have to agree with you that Teresa is a little odd looking...but i love that girl! she is so silly you have to laugh at her! lol

i hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I know so many songs by heart that I don't own but that I used to play on my parents record player-

chelsea rebecca said...

ahHH ABAHAH! I LOVE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY! i mean its just so ridiculous and addicting!!! and teresa is insane! but i love it!!! oh man!! go bravo!

MarchMusings said...

Never watched the show so I got a fright when her picture came up. Way scary-looking

Marz said...

There are certain songs that I hear that ALWAYS remind me of road trips with my parents!!! Micaela loves Elvis because of my mom's obsession with him. The only thing I fell hardcore for thanks to my parents influence is Elton John & the Bee Gees! Sounds like you had a wonderful time - I LOVE concerts! Just tonight I was looking up tickets to see Jack Johnson next month in Dallas. I would LOVE to go see him!! I LOVE him SOO much! My next concert that's set is Kings of Leon in Sept. with my bff Steph. Can't wait! News of the Take That reunion def. brought me back to my childhood! I love how powerful music is for that gift.

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Woooooh! She is frightening! I totally still love Cat Stevens and John Denver from my childhood. Then there are lots of classic country from George Strait, Garth Brooks and Patsy Cline (that's from my mama). xoxo

julianne. said...

i lllove teresa! <333

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

OMG! She is one scary lady. Hahahaha. Anyway...I grew up to mom's music too, she listened to Carol King and Eric Clapton.

Diana Mieczan said...

I love music weekends....We usually go for a jazz nights on Wednesdays....Its our way to just sit and relax and forget about everything around us:) ....My dad is a great jazz fan so I bet I have it after him:)

Kisses,sweetie and have a great Monday:)

FourJedis said...

Your parents have good taste in music. I am a sucker for CSNY as well as a few others on your list thanks to my dad!

And another watcher of RHWNJ. Did you hear that Teresa and her hubby filed for bankruptcy? It was in People a few weeks ago.

Faiza said...

pass the dutchie by musical youth takes me back to being five years old and listening to my british cousins record it on a cassette tape and send it to our canadian contingent! awesome!

Krystal said...

whoa...teresa is way scary!

J. said...

haha, I LOVE TRHNJ, but Theresa's forehead (two-head... hah!) has always bothered me. I'm with you 100% on this!
My parents raised me on the classics- and I still love them all. (Bread, Chicago, Cher, Journey, America on my mom's part, and The Doors, The Moody Blues, Iron Butterfly and Led Zeppelin on behalf of my dad.)
AND... I actually forgot to mention how attractive I find Eminem in my last post... especially with his hair dark :) So again, with you 100%. xoxoxo

its simple love said...

ha ha we both grew up on similar music! I can thank my dad for that.

Rachael

Tany Lë *charmediem* said...

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Farah said...

oh wow...that lady is scaaaaaaryyyyyy!!!!

Jen said...

Oh sweetie, hang in there!! Things will get better. I promise! As for the Housewives of New Jersey, isn't Teresa just nuts?? I love that!!

Meghan said...

So, my dad listened to a lot of Steve Winwood and I now have a slight obsession:)

I hope things get better for you soon, lady! Sending no-stress vibes your way.

And Teresa. What a nightmare. But I can't stop watching:)

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

the one main band i can thank my dad for introducing me to is rush. they're still one of my favorites!

oh boy, teresa. i'm glad i'm not alone in my thinking. i think she has to be one of the mose unattractive women on tv, and i still can't get over how hairy she must be with that werewolf forehead and all. yeah, i don't even know what else to say about that one!

Annie Cristina said...

The Beatles will always remind me of my childhood because my mom was forever playing them. Oh, and The Monkees, too. What can I say, my mom had a thing for the oldies! And now I do, too. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh no! I have a five head too I think!
And I love the Beach Boys. Talk about childhood!

Kara said...

That is one frightening woman.

My favorites from my childhood are Neil Young, CSNY, Pink Floyd & Dire Straits. My mom blasted the crap outta them when I was growing up and I always pissed and moaned when she told me to put on a CD and demanded one of those. Now, when she tells me to put on a CD at dinner, they're at the top of my list. And my bf loves em too :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

she is terrifying. I was really afraid you had something nice to say about her. my reaction "what is THAT?"

georgia~gigi said...

Oh, sorry you are stressed! It does seem to all come at the same time!
I grew up on alot of the same music you did!
I love how music can trigger a memory so quickly and vividly!

Hiking in Stilettos said...

LOVE the music I grew up on... The Stones, Zeppelin, The Beatles, Allman Bros, etc.

So sorry your life is a big bunch of stress. It does always seem to hit all at once. <3 Sending love your way!!

Lauren said...

I still love the music I grew up on ... everytime Paul Simon comes on I start dancing -n- dusting. We used to dance all over the house and clean, hahaha!

Stephanie said...

I grew up listening to my mom's 8-track of Bob Seger! He is still one of my all time favorites! Along with JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Cat Stephens. :) Oh, and George Strait. haha. I still love it all!!!

Micaela said...

Billy Joel YES!!!! "piano man" makes me think of my father singing out loud during road trips. Eric Clapton, Elvis (only from my Mom, my Pappa can't stand him still!), The Beatles, and The BeeGees, all thanks to my parents.

Oh to have been with you this past weekend... outdoor concerts are THE BEST. As you know, i LOVE coldplay and have seen them 3 x but the one time outside, sitting on the grass on a hot summer night, drinking cold overpriced beers with friends was the BEST experience ever.

ps. i get stuck watching that show too!!! The skinny one who used to be a stripper-- i can't get over her fake face! i feel like i could break her by tripping her.

Heather Taylor said...

Oh yes indeed! I listened to Eurythmics with my Dad all the time. We loved Annie Lennox, she has such a thoughtful, dreamy, strong voice. I bought the songs off of iTunes from their greatest hits album and it definitely takes me down memory lane like you wouldn't believe.