Writing Prompt: Flashback

I’ve been going through my Spotify playlists and realised that nearly every song it tied to some significant memory. Depending on your age, a dozen songs can get you thinking about all of the different stages in your life. In my case, 70’s music reminds me of times with my mother, times bouncing on the livingroom sofas listening to Abba tracks, the Beatles and a lot of Carly Simon. The 80’s was really my decade. It was when I discovered New Order, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Michael Jackson and Madonna…

cityferret’s 80s

I remember going to my first concert in Los Angeles at the Wiltern Theatre. Crowded House. I recall listening to “How Soon is Now” by the Smiths the first time I met my first crush at a party at the age of 14…

In the 90’s it was all sensitive boys with ponytails, baggy jeans and flannels shirts listening to Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Cityferret’s 90s

The prom theme was “Vision on Love” after the Mariah Carey, which went completely against the grain musically…This was also the prom where I couldn’t get a date and my friend Morten had to step in to rescue me from the humiliation of going alone…for that, I was eternally grateful.

These days, there are songs that remind me of people. It’s too telling to let you know which song is associated with which person, but I think a lot of us to do that. 🙂

So, the 2000’s have been about melody and nostalgia. Have a look and see if any of these spark a memory or go through your music collection and write about a particular person, place or image that it brings back.



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