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The Song Remembers When

by ~Octopussy~

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June 09, 2024

You Are the Moment

Everyone around me keeps talking about the major album releases that have happened this year, and I do have some thoughts about them, but I usually keep them to myself only because anything but a...


November 21, 2023

Neon

I was very depressed when I was young. I experienced way too much death too quickly and it was overwhelming me, emotionally, and honestly, looking back, I don’t think I really ever stabilized. On...


September 21, 2023

I Deserve It

When Music first came out, I remember my blood going cold when I first heard this song. In the context of the album, it comes after three absolutely brain-melting electronica songs, over-produced...


August 27, 2023

Nothing More

I used to post so many music entries, but I’ve pretty much stopped listening to music entirely. I think it’s actually something I saw coming. I remember growing up, my grandmother never listened ...


As existential crisis after existential crisis was piling up during the the early part of the year, I randomly found this song and it became a kind of a mantra to get through the haze. I even fel...


When I was trying to think of a title for the last entry, this song suddenly came on and I stopped what I was writing, jumped up and started strutting around the office. My coworkers thought I wa...


December 01, 2022

Songbird

Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band, but I didn’t become a fan until around 2001. By that time, Christine McVie had retired from touring. I never thought I would get to see her live, but she rejoin...


August 29, 2022

The Third Wives

Interviewer: Why haven’t you written a memoir? Stevie Nicks: Because I wouldn’t be able to tell the whole truth. The world is not ready for my memoir, I guarantee you. All of the men I hung out w...


July 26, 2022

Paradoxically Yours

I went upstairs to use the restroom since the one downstairs was out of order. I had to go through the curtain and let the bouncer know that I had permission to come in without paying. I walked p...


It’s funny because there’s something really peaceful about the fact that I’m completely disconnected from everything. Do you know why? In America, participation is a requirement… constantly inund...


October 05, 2021

The Molly Ringwald Moment

In August I wrote about songs that connected me to my emotions, but there’s an even deeper level than that. It’s the level that makes you dance. I’m very self-conscious about my body and I rarely...


August 02, 2021

Emotions

Earlier this year I heard a song that kind of snapped something in me. And it was weird because I didn’t actually understand the lyrics because it was in Mandarin, and I don’t speak Mandarin. But...


June 23, 2021

One Way Ticket

Part of leaving means that I’m having to clean up and sort all of my stuff, I found a box of photographs in my things. I’m not a very sentimental person, probably because of how emotional I am, a...


June 22, 2020

Sad Angel

So I believe the greatest Fleetwood Mac song written after Rumours is actually from their EP that was called Extended Play in 2013. I know, that seems ridiculous but it’s literally the core of th...


August 14, 2019

Sola Sistim

I have a new answer to the question “What’s your favorite horror movie?” and my answer will still surprise you. My answer used to be Titanic. Nobody really understood that but I would remind the...


January 12, 2019

Icarus Falls

Last year was such a complicated year musically, that I thought it would be a good thing to share my top favorite albums from the year. Dark Horse by Devin Dawson: I’m not picking this just becau...


November 25, 2018

Black Magic Woman

This week left me feeling down and completely listless. I went out to do some writing, I booked my flight to Seattle, and then I was talking to a friend who reminded me that the Fleetwood Mac con...


September 03, 2017

Madonnarama

The Rebel Heart Tour is being released in a few weeks, and I’m trying to think of what my absolute favorite Madonna songs are. You’ll probably notice, I’m much more into Madonna’s later stuff. Ge...


August 14, 2017

Bitchin'

I don’t know why and I’m not going to analyze why, but I totally identified more easily with female singers and bands when I was younger. I think it’s because I was raised in such a feminine envi...


June 27, 2017

Annabel Lee

When I was younger, I loved the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. For whatever reason, those dreary stories about death, murder and the impending Hell seemed perfectly normal for my teenaged brain. Alt...


I kind of touched on something in the survey I posted that I wanted to expand on… I can’t listen to most music anymore. If we’re friends on Facebook, you’ll notice I’ve posted a lot of music but ...


I was reading Kiss Of Life’s entry and it reminded me of this song. I love this song and think it’s got a great message. George really was a master. It’s really difficult to hear in hindsight. L...


February 04, 2017

Remnants

You know, I think that the first artist whose music you consciously purchased (as opposed to being a hand-me-down by a sibling or parent) is a lot like falling in love for the first time. That pe...


January 10, 2017

No Plan

I know I know, another ridiculous story about David Bowie. The truth is, I feel like his death was such a watershed moment in 2016. It was like some kind of portent about the way things would go....


October 05, 2016

Justice

About 10 years ago, I had a huge crush on this guy and he was obsessed with this band called Justice, which most people think are a Daft Punk rip-off, but I remember them as having some of the be...


Book Description

The sounds and songs that take me to places I’ve been or have yet to go.