Thursday, November 4, 2010

30 Days of Truth: Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen: A band that got you through some rough times

I didn't do the whole teen angst, emo thing growing up.  In fact emo wasn't even a Sesame Street character or state of being when I was in my teens, but I do get the point of this question.

It just doesn't fit into my life or my tough times.  Don't misunderstand me - I love music.  All kinds of music, but I am probably a hair metal band kind of girl first and foremost.  Surprise you?  Well, it shouldn't  hee- I came of age in the mid eighties and bands like Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Def Lepard were all the rage.  Besides enjoying their music [and annoying the heck out of my father - "SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPPY! You can't study while that crap is playing!"] they were seriously easy on the eyes.  Especially Eddie Van Halen and Jon Bon Jovi.

oh my

oh my my my
But I didn't use music to escape - or get through tough times -  I just enjoyed it.  I loved it because it made me happy to be in the moment, excited for the next Rolling Stone or Creem magazine to come out, giddy at the thought of going to a concert.  I equate music to happy stuff.

When times got tough, and I suppose they did, I don't think it occurred to me to turn to "Bad Medicine" or "Eruption" to get me through.  Music was for fun and games - not to mend a broken heart or make me forget the lousy customers at my job.  To equate it with bad memories would've have sullied it for me.

I like it just they way it was.  Loud, fast and fun.  No tough times attached - just sweet, sweet memories.

[This post is entirely gratuitous.  I posted it just to be able to look at my high school boyfriends, Eddie and Jon, for a few days.  You're welcome.]

Sodium for Thursday 11/4/2010
Breakfast:     0 mg
Lunch:          500 mg [I finished the oreos.  No more.]
Dinner:         238 mg <-----Progresso Vegetable soup - 1 cup - who knew it was so low.  I am achy, so this is what we had.
Beverages:      48 mg [slept most of the day]
Total:            796 mg


BB said...

Those were and still are 2 great bands. Van Halen with either David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar have made some kick ass music. Bon-Jovi, well let's just say he's a Jersey Boy along with the rest of the boys. I'm partial!!

Teresa said...

nice... i don't know who (or what) i would post - being a child of the 70s.

hed said...

I played "Eruption" for my hubs (who was BORN in 1985!), and he was blown away. I love that when Eddie plays he always has this smug smile on his face, like he's just toasting bread or brushing his teeth lol! PS My karaoke song is "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi. That's a FUN song to sing!

Hed hed down under

Amy said...

I loved Van Halen. Those were the days... My brother had the tape.

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog. We were in San Diego for almost a week. I read your posts while I was there, but the hotel computer wouldn't let me comment.

I've enjoyed your days to truth. Hope your doing well. It's nice to be back and catch up with you.

Jeannie said...

I have to agree - music was not a soundtrack for the bad times for me either. Funny enough - I'd have to say that alternative music from the 90's was the best era for me.

qandlequeen said...

My parents did NOT get that I could study with loud music AND the TV going all at the same time. Hell I can still jam and have the TV going.

colenic said...

Love it...and thanks for the pics...drool...

OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

Well at least you didn't list Poison, Cinderella, The Ramons, and other icky 80's bands. Besides the two cuties you mentioned I as an olde bagg thought that Ronny James Deo was cute hot chili peppers indeed. Metal heads...yep I endured my blondey metal heads music...sorta.
The Olde Bagg

Tessa said...

I guess I'm just plain old cuz my favorite was and always will be Elvis. I lived, breathed and slept Elvis. And I still do, hubby has a fit whenever I get another piece of "Elvis".

Marni said...

Right der wit cha on the hair bands. Oh Emm Gee I loved those boys.

Khadra said...

I love Bon Jovi!