Who would have thought that Vomit Fest would turn into a trip down Memory Lane

I was riding in the car with the kids last week, to pick up my husband, whose big honkin’ truck broke down on his way home from work*. This was the same day as Potential Vomit Fest ’08. And in the midst of it, I had to load the kids up and drive across town to gather him up.

As we waited for the tow truck to arrive, I knitted some (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!??), and then looked through my CD case. I hadn’t looked in this particular case for a long time. I have CDs in a case on the visor and those have been in heavy rotation for the past year or so. But this other case doesn’t get opened too much.

Sifting through that case, I was transported to so many different eras of my life. High school, college, early marriage, early parenthood… Each CD carries with it so many memories. Friendships, trips, moments, laughter, crying… I am so thankful for music.

Some of the soundtracks for my life:

Chris Rice ~ Deep Enough to Dream

Chris Rice ~ Smell the Color Nine

Nichole Nordeman ~ Woven and Spun

Michael McDonald ~ The Very Best of Michael McDonald

Paul Young ~ Secret of Association

Information Society ~ Information Society

Big Country – The Crossing

Sinead O’Connor ~ The Lion and The Cobra

The Cranberries ~ Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?

Jars of Clay ~ Jars of Clay

Annie Lennox ~ Diva

The Sugarcubes ~ Life’s Too Good

Jesus Jones ~ Doubt

Right as I was about to stroll through the mid 80’s, Seamus threw up again.

Ah. New memories.

Life is good.

What are some of your favorite albums from days past? And why are they still special?

*The truck didn’t break down in the thisisgonnacostafortune sense. Fortunately, a wire just needed to be replaced. (whew!)


  1. http://Hootin'%20Anni says

    Everything was good….except for the vomiting! I gag. LOL

    My 13 movie stills is shared for T-13 this week. Come by if you can.

  2. http://Megan%20(FriedOkra) says

    Those old Ronco records – compilations of all the top hits of the current day.
    Michael Jackson – Thriller
    James Taylor – Any/all of his albums
    Indigo Girls – Nomads, Indians, Saints (or any of their early ones)
    Tracy Chapman – her first album
    Earth Wind and Fire – the one with all the good stuff on it
    Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down
    Stevie Wonder – Musiquarium
    Amy Grant – The Collection

    I could go on forever. I ♥ music!

  3. http://Chelsea says

    What a fun list! We have similar taste in music.
    A few of my faves:
    Glass Houses by Billy Joel
    all of Howard Jones’ albums
    The B-52s (self-titled)
    The World as Best as I Remember It by Rich Mullins
    Eponymous by REM
    Flood by They Might Be Giants
    See the Morning by Chris Tomlin

  4. http://Susanne says

    Will it date me to say that my faves from the past were on vinyl records and 8 tracks, not CD’s? Sheesh, I feel old.

    I used play my Trooper albums until I just about wore them out. They were my favorite.

  5. http://Suzanne says

    I love music talk! I’ve got a music post up right now myself…

    Mine are:
    DC Talk – Jesus Freak (first Christian band I listened to)
    Same Jars of Clay album you listed (probably the second Christian band I listened to)
    Celine Dion – Falling Into You (best friend and I would sing to this while in the car)
    Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (this album came out right in the thick of high school for me)

  6. http://Reynie says

    What about Madonna? Such an icon of the 80’s. And Run DMC.

  7. http://Denise%20Patrick says

    Nice list, but I’m a little older, so many of the popular bands of the 80s, I know nothing about. I do like Jars of Clay and Nicole Nordeman.

    Happy TT!

  8. http://amyanne says

    ohmygosh…the song Birthday on the Sugarcubes album was my absolute fave my senior year in HS…along with My Bird Performs by XTC.

    In fact, Birthday inpsired a poem…which if you’re lucky I might share with you one day. Maybe you could write a post asking everyone to submit there really bad HS poetry. :)

    Oh, and I loved Sinead…I saw in her in concert, same with Annie and the Cranberries…aaahhh, take me back.

    And I lived in Chris Rice’s song Deep Enough to Dream for about a year.

    Love you Karla…this was fun. :)

    I too am a huge fan of the …. and the !!!

  9. http://Cindy%20Swanson says

    I honestly think that first Jars of Clay CD was their best! Every song on it is a classic.

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