To my two beautiful sons
I love music, always have and always will, and certain songs are special to me because of the memories they hold.
Buttercup baby – if I had a themesong, this would be it, not because of the lyrics, but because of how happy the melody make me, it makes me want to dance and jump.
Karenzoid – afrikaners is plesierig – makes me think of my first friend ever. Nursery school.
Battery 9 – oom kosie – makes me think of my second friend ever, Annami, we had some good times on this music going away for the weekend with friends, and lying to our parents about it in the december of 1995. I hope you never lie to me!
The Cure – Friday I’m in love – I love The Cure, and this song was on the first album I owned of them (Wish). In st 7 on a voortrekker camp I met two of my best friends ever, Lenka and Gina, and that year Lenka gave me this album as a birthday present.
Dave Matthews Band – Crush – the best lovesong ever, I hope for you both, that one day you can feel like this about a girl, and I hope I’ll like the girl!!
Googoodolls (spelling?) – Iris – when my mother died in 1999 this song was a hit, and whenever I hear it it brings back those feelings of utter despair. I still miss her from time to time, and so wish you could’ve known her.
Roxette – Listen to your heart – my primary school years with my friend Charlie, we went on a sea holiday together in st 5, and this song always make me think of surfers, sea and her.
U2 – anything by them – when I hear U2, I think of your uncle Nic who passed away in 2006, Clivie’s dad. He was so much fun, and he would’ve loved you both so much.
Dave Matthews Band – anything else by them, and I think of Cobus, my best boy friend, especially just after studying, in 1998, driving around at night, listening to this, and talking each other’s ears off.
Ray Lamontagne – Trouble – the most beautiful voice, ok, probably the third most beautiful, but what a guy. This song makes me think of a night of lots of red wine and Dee.
David Grey and Coldplay – us girls went on a holiday to Crystal Springs in 2000, a winter getaway with lots of wine, card games and fires. When I hear anything by them I miss Ilze ( mommy’s friend that stays in London) with my whole heart.
Pixies – where is my mind – makes me think of Cenzia and The Fridge
Abba – dancing queen – Idele and a crazy day on the Elephant walk in Knysna
Goldfish – tandi, and her wedding day, with too much bubbly
Softcell – tainted love – 1998
Suzanne Vega – 1997
The boo radicals – can’t remember the song – but the first year after my mom died
Sisters of mercy – temple of love – happy dancing times
Joy division- love will tear us apart – just because
Cake – perhaps, perhaps, perhaps – laughing with Tandi
The Cure- mintcar – an old favourite
The Cure – lovecats – some more dancing
Kings of leon – sex on fire – elria’s wedding and lots of fun with Christa and Christo
James – insecure – everytime I feel out of sorts, I listen to this
Heather nova – love this girl
Tori amos – matric
Porter’s head – 2000
Stuck in the middle with you – fun with Christa and Elria, and also this song -
Little green bag – Tarantino connection / reservoir dogs soundtrack
And this is such a fun idea, I might do another longer playlist/blogpost in future, I’m just running out of time here, because I’m soooooo behind with my 30 days meme