A Song That Reminds Me Of A Certain Event

I remember back in the earlier days of high school, a few friends and I would spend evening after evening after evening playing softball.  It was an absolute passion of mine and I was not half bad.  I haven’t been able to play since having kids, but back then I’d play at every free moment, which, for a girl on summer vacation too young to have a job or a boyfriend yet, those moments were nearly every night.  We’d play for a few hours, one person pitching, a few chasing after the hit, and we’d rotate at bat, we would grow tired and take to the night.  That means one of us was old enough to drive and so we sat in the car, sometimes driving around, sometimes not, listening to the radio, chatting, and laughing.

One particular night, Sabotage came on.  I was a pretty big Beastie Boys fan at the time, as most people were, and I was running high on Slushie sugar and residual softball adrenaline.  When the time came to yell “Whyyyyyyyyyy”, I did.  Loudly.  And deafened the other occupants.  We continued on our drive, but that was the only song I remember destinctly.

It isn’t one of those monumentally important events that changes the course of your life, soundtracked by a profound song, filled with emotion, but it was something I’ll never forget.  It was high school and a good, clean memory with friends and the Beastie Boys.  Sabotage will always be that for me.


day 01 – your favorite song – I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders
day 02 – your least favorite song – The Motto by Drake featuring Lil Wayne
day 03 – a song that makes you happy – Tightrope by Janelle Monae
day 04 – a song that makes you sad – Jar Of Hearts by Christina Perri
day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone – I Wanna Be A Friend Of Yours by Nat King Cole
day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere – Little Bones by The Tragically Hip
day 07 – a song that reminds you of a certain event – Sabotage by Beastie Boys
day 08 – a song that you know all the words to
day 09 – a song that you can dance to
day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep
day 11 – a song from your favorite band
day 12 – a song from a band you hate
day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love
day 15 – a song that describes you
day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate
day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 – a song from your favorite album
day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 – a song from your childhood
day 30 – your favorite song at this time last year

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3 thoughts on “A Song That Reminds Me Of A Certain Event

  1. MCA ADAM Yauch would have been 48 two days ago. it was heartbreaking.

    Great memory. I have a less clean memory of sabotage, maybe i’ll get the guts and post it someday. Great song. godowork, ma’am.

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