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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't break the spell

Something about this song is oddly comforting, but I can't figure out why. Something about the bass and keyboards is more familiar than it really ought to be.

I feel like I must have heard it when I was a little girl, but that doesn't make sense. My dad was in a band 25 years ago, so I heard a lot of music at the time, but this wouldn't have been one of the ones they played. Or am I wrong, Dad?

UPDATED: My dad has disavowed participation in anything that resulted in my blog being named after a Stevie Nicks song. He has suggested that I heard it on the radio during the early '80s when Rumours was in heavy rotation. That's certainly possible. At the risk of committing 1970s blasphemy, I will say that the video above feels familiar like the one below:


Anonymous said...

Hi Megan,
Your connection to Fleetwood Mac is your own responsibility. I have never owned a Fleetwood Mac record, and I played none of their music, in any band.
By the time they hit the big time, I had turned off the radio, and tuned into the Blue Sky Boys and Bill Monroe. I bought no rock and roll records after 1975 or so.


Anonymous said...

Of course, you could certainly have heard Fleetwood Mac on the car radio, because this song, and all the songs on "Rumours", played continually on the radio in the 1970's and 80's, and your father listened (and listens) to the radio, while he drives. This is a really nice car radio song, don't you think?

Megan said...

Oh, it's great. I just don't understand why I think this song has a connection to my childhood. For some reason it's much more familiar than it should be.

I know why I like the Who and the Beatles: they're great, but I remember them from when I was a kid. I even have memories of the Clash, Bruce Cockburn and the Heartbreakers playing through those speakers you had. When I listen to this song, I have an odd sense that I heard it around the same time, like it should mean something to me. You must be right: it must have played on the radio.

And now the Fleetwood Mac fetishists are going to pop up and ask what I mean by "like it should mean something". :)

Anonymous said...

Your memory is a delight. (CS Lewis says somewhere that one of the great joys of heaven will be a perfected memory!) Yes, the Clash, Bruce Cockburn, and the Heartbreakers were Rock and Roll bands that penetrated into Holsappleville during the 70's and 80's (also, to a lesser degree, the Sex Pistols, and the Ramones, though I was constitutionally unable to be a punk rocker).
Disco was a very depressing development for musicians. My band turned to country music; "Urban Cowboy" was a road out of the disheartening boredom of "Saturday Night Fever."


Karen said...

And yet still with John Travolta. Interesting.

Megan said...

I suppose I like John Travolta in a kitschy way, but only because I am so hip and ironic.

I watched "Grease" a few times in high school because it was particularly popular with some of the boys I hung around with. (No, I did not wonder why.)

I haven't seen any of his stuff in years, but I don't think I'm missing anything.

Anonymous said...

Love the Dylan film! He's something to be happy about, to be proud of, to be interested in!