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j3studio A Song In A Car In A Time
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For me, hearing a particular song can key off absolutely visceral memories ...

... it is the mid 2000s. Ivelis and I are in the 2003 convertible, top down, moving fast somewhere out in the mid-west. The bruising (little if any refinement) Bose stereo is on and turned up, meeting (superbly) the only real design brief it has: to be heard clearly at 80 mph with the top down.

The CD changer (remember those?) has Real Life by Simple Minds on and Jim Kerr is singing:

All my love, you're the best,
Every little thing that I possess,
It's all emotion when you take control,
I can feel wild horses running in my soul.

The wind whistles and buffets us and the LS1 rumbles gently and the trick paint glistens in the bright sun.

Quit dreaming this is real life baby

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For me, hearing a particular song can key off absolutely visceral memories ...

... it is the mid 2000s. Ivelis and I are in the 2003 convertible, top down, moving fast somewhere out in the mid-west. The bruising (little if any refinement) Bose stereo is on and turned up, meeting (superbly) the only real design brief it has: to be heard clearly at 80 mph with the top down.

The CD changer (remember those?) has Real Life by Simple Minds on and Jim Kerr is singing:

All my love, you're the best,
Every little thing that I possess,
It's all emotion when you take control,
I can feel wild horses running in my soul.

The wind whistles and buffets us and the LS1 rumbles gently and the trick paint glistens in the bright sun.

Quit dreaming this is real life baby






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I had a feeling that having Tommy around meant that I wouldn't have to link the video ...

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One night on the 60's on 6 they were doing old rock and roll recordings of actual broadcasts from a given night in the 60's....they would do these from big RR radio stations around the country. I tuned in and it was KOMA night out of Oklahoma City....total flashback.....no kidding it gave me goose bumps.

Out here and all the way up to Canada my generation grew up on KOMA at night while crusing the main drag of what ever town we were in.... 1560 on the dial but you just put it over around 1600 to bring it in... 50K watts directional to the northwest....
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I remember COMA night ........... Nevermind ...... I don't remember COMA night.
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KOMA was an open channel after sundown. That and 89 WLS, Chicago were the stations we listened to.
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WLS is still broadcasting here in Chicago. Funny thing is now when they play the songs, the DJ says "We debuted this on WLS when it was new"...lol.
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KOMA was an open channel after sundown. That and 89 WLS, Chicago were the stations we listened to.


http://www.947wls.com/
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A friend of mine and I were driving around in early 1984. He was having girl problems and I was trying to give him advice.

Risky Business had come out the previous August, and definitely spoke to us suburban white boys. We finished the discussion with me saying "Sometimes you just gotta say, "What the !@#$"." I leaned over and turn on the radio just as the distinctive beginning chords of Bob Seger's Old Time Rock and Roll kicked in. My friend actually had to pull the car over for a couple of minutes ...

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Another station we could occasionally get was KAAY out of Louisiana.....but yes we would also get WLS also....There was one station out of Minniapolis but can't remember the call signs....ah the days of AM radio....
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There was also a station in Boston that we could get in central DE.

But yes, music and smells... they will bring back a feeling no matter how deeply stored.

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But yes, music and smells ... they will bring back a feeling no matter how deeply stored.

Agreed - and the !@#$% car still smells new ...

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that's cause you take care of it and don't smoke! Good things no matter what!

A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife came to visit us here in SoCal. I took them to the Queen Mary for the day. I sailed on her in 1966, I was all of 11 months old! However, the smell on board was so very familiar... creepy how that stuck with me.
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A couple of years ago, my brother and his wife came to visit us here in SoCal. I took them to the Queen Mary for the day. I sailed on her in 1966, I was all of 11 months old! However, the smell on board was so very familiar... creepy how that stuck with me.

Very true. I sailed on board the USS Coral Sea (CV-43). To this date, any World War Two ship (whether it be destroyer, submarine, or aircraft carrier) brings back the same evocative smells.

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One night on the 60's on 6 they were doing old rock and roll recordings of actual broadcasts from a given night in the 60's....they would do these from big RR radio stations around the country. I tuned in and it was KOMA night out of Oklahoma City....total flashback.....no kidding it gave me goose bumps.

Out here and all the way up to Canada my generation grew up on KOMA at night while crusing the main drag of what ever town we were in.... 1560 on the dial but you just put it over around 1600 to bring it in... 50K watts directional to the northwest....


THAT'S FUNNY; IN OKLAHOMA WE USED TO LISTEN TO WNOE IN NEW ORLEANS AT NIGHT AND A BLACK STATION OUT OF NASHVILLE THAT PLAYED LOTS OF BLUES. ANYBODY REMEMBER TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANNIE?
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Wow Gris....I'm surprised they had radios back when you were young.........


I figured that your first recollections were of you being in a wagon charging across the prairie trying to find a homestead....
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You forgot the smoke signals.
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Wow Gris....I'm surprised they had radios back when you were young......... HAD ONE IN MY 57 CHEVY

I figured that your first recollections were of you being in a wagon charging across the prairie trying to find a homestead....

NOT QUITE, MY EARLIEST MEMORY IS OF A CHRISTMAS WHEN ALL THE TOYS WERE MADE OF WOOD, SEEMS WW II WAS GOING ON. DON'T KNOW THE YEAR, MAYBE 1944. NO ONE TO ASK, ALL THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS ARE DEAD & GONE.
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WRKO probably. Two other AM stations were WBZ and WMEX.
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