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Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Dec 10, 2017

SONG TITLE: She by Green Day
A BLAST FROM: February 1994

PLACE OF MEMORY: Shawnee Peak, Bridgeton, Maine
EMOTION: Excitement
MEMORY: This entire album, Dookie, reminds me of high school, up in Maine, and this song in particular, of skiing and snowboarding at Shawnee Peak after school. I used to drive this 1977 Chevy Suburban. The skis and boots and boards in the back. Driving down Knight’s Hill Road in the dark, the snow falling, and Green Day blaring. My outlook on the world was so naïve then. And perhaps naturally so, given that I was 16 or 17. It’s certainly a wistful time. Seems like a lifetime ago. It’s hard to believe that I am that same guy. It’s amost like that time is a biography I remember of another human on this planet. And yet, it was me.

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Aug 20, 2017

SONG TITLE: Lola by Allan Theo
A BLAST FROM: May 1998

PLACE OF MEMORY: Hyeres, France
EMOTION: Wistfulness
MEMORY: I spent six weeks living with a French family in the seaside riviera town of Hyères, in the south of France, and studying at the sadly now defunct ELFCA (Élysée de la langue Français de la côte azur--French Language School of the Riviera) on my summer between my Junior and Senior years at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. While walking in town (in Hyeres) one day, I found a music shop, and I stopped in. I had heard this song on the radio, and I fell in love with it, but I had no idea what it was. But I could hum it. And so I started humming it for the salesgirl. And... she knew exactly what song it was, and I bought the single. And now I am sharing this song with you too. Hope you like it as much as I do!

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Aug 20, 2017

SONG TITLE: Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden
A BLAST FROM: August 1998

PLACE OF MEMORY: Paris, France
EMOTION: Happiness
MEMORY: It's so interesting that I just saw this music video today, for this song that reminds me so much of Paris, and... THE ENTIRE VIDEO WAS SHOT IN PARIS! What a coincidence, and it took me nearly 20 years to discover this. August of 1998, I lived in the town of Boissy Sous St. Yon, in the suburbs of Paris. I was living with a French family, and studying French at the Sorbonne. Every day, I'd take the train into Paris, walk across the bridge past Notre Dame, up the hill, past the Parthenon, and to my French class. And while walking, I would listen to my music, from an audio mix tape, on my walkman. And one of the songs was Truly Madly Deeply. Which I would hear every single day. So today, now, even 19 years later, whenever I hear this song, it takes me immediately back to that summer, living and studying in Paris. And the many croque monsieurs I ate as well!

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Aug 20, 2017

SONG TITLE: It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls
A BLAST FROM: July 2017

PLACE OF MEMORY: Attending police academy in Florida!
EMOTION: Accomplishment
MEMORY: Oh police academy! Overall, police academy was just Army basic training all over again. But a little less grueling, and still with its funny moments--there were definitely some amusing experiences, as I shall explain. Gotta say: getting pepper sprayed in your eyes is absolutely horrible. Face burning---like it's actually melting off. Eyes burning so much that they are plastered shut. And during all this, we had to force the eyes open, find the handcuffs, and arrest the bad guy. Oh what an experience. Well, in the showers, we have sometimes 60 guys all naked and showering all at the same time. At some point, someone just started singing this song. "It's raining men! Hallellujah!" And we all laughed, and started singing along. Anytime I hear this song now, this is what I will remember: a locker room full of far-too-happy naked guys showering and laughing together at police academy while singing about other men. Haha!! Hallellujah!!

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Jul 29, 2017

SONG TITLE: Help! by The Beatles
A BLAST FROM: November 1993

PLACE OF MEMORY: Center Lovell, Maine
EMOTION: Inspiration
MEMORY: This was one of the first songs I learned on guitar, after "Eight Days a Week!" I remember my mom had an old Goya classical guitar in our log cabin where we lived in Maine. After teaching my first three chords, I was off and running, and now, whenever I hear this song (or "Eight Days a Week") I am transported back to that cabin, and those first chords as I got my first taste of playing guitar. I remember how terribly hard it was to try to play the rhythm on the guitar and try to sing at the same time. For months, I couldn't do it. And then, suddenly... BOOM! I had become a singer-guitarist! Makes me smile remembering that.

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Jul 29, 2017

SONG TITLE: Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, & Justin Bieber
A BLAST FROM: July 2017

PLACE OF MEMORY: Fort Myers, Florida
EMOTION: Determination
MEMORY: I moved down to Florida from the NYC area in March 2017 to attend police academy. Down here, in South Florida, was the first time I heard this song. Every time I hear it now, I think of the summer I spent coding this app (MyMysic.bio) and pushing through police academy. As I write this, I have but three more weeks to go until graduation. Determination baby. Slowly but surely. Des... pa... cito.

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Jul 29, 2017

SONG TITLE: I'll Be There by The Escape Club
A BLAST FROM: November 1991

PLACE OF MEMORY: Rye High School
EMOTION: Love
MEMORY: This is the other song that always reminds me of Rye High. But more than that, it reminds me of my mom, because one day, when I was listening to it, and she overheard it, she said, "I want this song to play at my funeral." Now, every time I hear it, I cry, because I think of my mom. She's still alive, but everytime I hear it, I somehow think she's dead, because I imagine myself at her funeral, and that this song is playing. I was first going to pick sadness for the emotion, but then realized that it's actually love---my mom, despite all her craziness and despite how much she drives me crazy, and despite her constant criticism of me, has at the same time been my number one supporter in nearly everything I do and have done. So when I hear this song, it reminds me of the love and support she gave that more than made up for my deadbeat father's total lack of love and affection. Thanks mom, for everything.

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Jul 29, 2017

SONG TITLE: Good Vibrations by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch
A BLAST FROM: September 1991

PLACE OF MEMORY: Rye High School
EMOTION: Gotta Dance!
MEMORY: Why my dad never drove me to school and why he made his secretary do it, and also pick me up, I'll never know, except that my dad was a horrible dad. He didn't love my mom, and he certainly didn't love his kids. But I still smile when I hear this song, because Louise (my dad's secretary) would always let me play whatever radio station I wanted when she picked me up or dropped me off, and I always put on Z100 or 95.5 PLJ, and at this time, EVERY DAY, this song played, and it always made me happy. "Good Vibrations" is one of the two songs that always remind me of my year at Rye High School: getting roped onto Varsity wrestling because I weighed 87 pounds; joining Naval Junior ROTC and getting suspended because I was in a hotel room on a trip with other classmates who were underage drinking (not me!), and living at home with just my dad because my little sis and mom were still living up in Maine. It's sad: the only things I remember from that year have to do with Rye High. There are no memories of doing anything with my dad. Why? Because he never did anything with me. I still remember to this day, one day on Father's Day, my dad yelled at me, and my sisters, and my mom, "Oh nothing good has ever come out of me being a father to you kids." That was the day I knew. Tip: never say something like that to your kids. They will never forget it.

Monroe Mann in United States of America posted this on Jul 29, 2017

SONG TITLE: Männer sind Schweine by Die Ärzte
A BLAST FROM: September 1997

PLACE OF MEMORY: Lugano, Switzerland
EMOTION: Excitement
MEMORY: First, this music video is super cool. Just keep watching, and you'll see. Second, I remember this was the very first music video and true 'European song' that I heard when I first arrived in Lugano, Switzerland to attend Franklin College Switzerland. I had done my first two years in the USA, and wanted to go abroad. I ended up in Lugano at this awesome school (back then anyway--now I question their politics) and I lived at this place called Giardino, across the street from campus, and above Ristorante Giardino. I had four roommates: Luca, from Italy; Rifat, from Switzerland/Bangladesh; Christian, from Germany; and Daniel, from the USA. And in the kitchen, we had a tv with cable, and I turned it on, and there it was, "Allo Mein Schatz, Ich Liebe Dich! Du Bist Die Einziger Fur Mich!" (Hello my dear, I love you, you are the only one for me)--lyrics that are quite funny when you realize that the song is called, "Men are pigs". Anytime I hear this song, it transports me back to this wonderful time of my life when I lived abroad for the first time, and when I first started learning Italian: in case you didn't know, they speak four languages in Switzerland: French, German, Italian, and Romancsh. And no, Switzerland is not Sweden! :D

Danny Poit in United States of America posted this on Jul 26, 2017

SONG TITLE: Kokomo by The Beach Boys
A BLAST FROM: July 1988

PLACE OF MEMORY: Naples, FL
EMOTION: Youthfulness
MEMORY: When I was a kid, my mom would get invited to these legal conferences for her work. My parents and I would get to go stay in these 4 and 5-star resorts for free! Some of my favorite memories as a kid were staying in these fancy hotels, swimming in amazing pools, eating seafood, and vacationing like we were rich. I developed a taste for [virgin] Piña Coladas, Jimmy Buffet, girls in bikinis, and of course, the Beach Boys. My parents had the Cocktail soundtrack on cassette, and I would bring it everywhere and listen to "Kokomo" over and over again. It was the perfect soundtrack for that type of tropical vacation. It also has a distinctive late 80's/early 90's sound, so whenever I hear it now, it takes me back to that time and those good memories of tropical vacations with my parents. Now that I have my own kids, I want to give them the same memories.

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