Musical Dustbin

My musical tastes change with the weather and seasons. I might have taken this down before but I’m doing it again. Just mark it up as a testament to the fallibility of human memory. …anyway

The weather has warmed up a bit here in Cleveland and that means I am going back into the dustbin of my CD collection and breaking out the old stuff. This week in my CD case I have Stone Temple Pilots’ Core, Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way, Classic Queen, Pink Floyd The Wall, U2 The Joshua Tree, and David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World and Aladdin Sane. These are all albums that I associate with the onset of springtime [Core also reappears in autumn]. In summertime I tend to listen to Toadies Rubberneck, lots of old Metallica and Billy Joel. Going from late summer until the first snows I listen to The Smashing Pumpkins almost exclusively, especially Adore. During winter I listen to just about everything, but mostly in winter I find new music to listen to.

Some albums I also associate with certain events in my life. I can’t listen to Cake’s Prolonging the Magic without thinking of the last few weeks of my senior year. I can’t listen to Rubberneck without thinking about cross-country. I don’t really have any albums from college apart from the first Shins release Oh, Inverted World that remind me of a time or a place. I suppose this is musical taste wasn’t a fresh thing for me in college, although I learned a lot during that time, I didn’t have the freshness that listening to some random thing gave me back in the days of high school.

4 thoughts on “Musical Dustbin

  1. “And I dub thee unforgiven…”
    Strangely, Metallica always reminds me of my freshman year in High School. What my trouble-maker friends listened to.
    My senior year..well, that would be like “Floodlands” by Sisters of Mercy, or something 😉

  2. When I hear Enter Sandman I think of the smurf’s song and 5 am….It’s a long story…ask me sometime when I can tell it properly.

  3. Weirdly enough, the albums I can’t listen to without being reminded of (not so great) times in high school are:
    Metallica – Metallica (the one with “Unforgiven” on it);
    any Faith No More album;
    Facelift – Alice in Chains.

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