The other week I wrote about my early inspirations for me to play guitar.
This week I took another trip down memory lane. This one was a quicker trip, but a roller coaster ride of emotions and feelings at those particular times.
I didn’t play any music as such, but instead I did a search of the Australian 80’s music and just read through the list of songs that were hits here at the time.
Being a top 40 music junkie when I was young, there weren’t to many songs I didn’t know in this list from that decade.
The list of songs focused mainly on the No 1 hits for each year with mention of songs that reached No2 and No3 respectively.
It is amazing how just a title of a song can put you right back to that place where those songs created the most impact for you. Many times as a young teenager I found myself in my room listening to music, so that is where a lot of my early memories of the 80’s music is situated, but with that I also got the memory of how I was feeling at the time.
The impact of those emotions and feelings where strong and I’m glad to relive those memories temporarily but happier that I’m not there anymore.
I continued to read through the list of songs, and as I was reading I would find myself in new places within my memories due to the year I was reading with a new wave of feelings and emotions. It seems the songs that created the biggest impact for me wasn’t always a pleasant one for me, but again I was happy to relive those moments even for a small amount of time, but happy that I am not living those days anymore.
The 10 years of hit songs I was reading took me on a 5-10 minute roller coaster ride from the age of 11 to 21 and gave me memories I have either forgotten about or didn’t want to remember, but I think what it did give me was a appreciation of today and where I am compared to my life back then.
Today, I wouldn’t change where I’m at or where I’m going or where I’ve been, because this is what makes us who we are, and I believe the journey is more important than the destination.
Small stones make large roads that can take you far. [darryl steele]