May 13, 2011
A Song That Reminds You of Someone.
Here are the staff picks:
Leeann Ward: “I Love a Rainy Night” – Eddie Rabbitt
This song reminds me of a college friend who didn’t like country music, but loved rainy nights. After I introduced this song to her, it was the only country song that she could stomach. She’s gone because of a tragic car accident now, but I always think of her with amusement when I hear the song.
Dan Milliken: “Annie’s Song” – John Denver
I never actually got to meet the uncle this song reminds me of. He passed away in an accident in his early twenties. “Annie’s Song” was played at the funeral, and I see my Dad’s eyes travel back there every time he hears it.
Tara Seetharam: “In the Garden” – Elvis Presley
Presley did it well, but regardless of the artist, when I hear this song, I hear my grandma’s sweet soprano in my head. I am forever grateful to her for instilling in me a strong faith –by example, not words– and for giving me my mom, who is every bit as beautiful a human being as she was.
Kevin Coyne: “It Hurt So Bad” – Susan Tedeschi
Three of my best college friends and me, in a car, laughing so hard that we almost drove off the road as one of them sang along with the song. One of those perfect moments in time!