Asked at Vinyl Revolution
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Q: WHAT SONG BRINGS BACK THE MOST NOSTALGIC MEMORIES FOR YOU?
Follow-up: What element in today’s music scene is overrated?
SAL VATORE Bar Owner | Sand City
A: “When the Lights Go Down,” by Journey is a song I remember from my youth and again when I was driving through the Bay for the first time, seeing all the lights go down on the hill.
Real Slim-Shady: I think Eminem is overrated. His beats are always the same and the words are only a little different. He’s just redundant.
BARBARA GAMBER | Retired | Florida
A: “Near You,” by Johnny Mercer was my song. That was around the time I was in high school when I had a special boyfriend. We would hang out at the drive-in and kids would throw dimes and quarters in the jukebox to hear their favorite songs.
Rapper’s Delight: I can’t relate to gangster rap. It’s the lyrics. I’m just old school. I am open-minded with most music; Pink Floyd is my all-time favorite band.
BOB GAMBER | Record Store Owner | Monterey
A: “Blowin’ Free,” by Wishbone Ash brings me back to a time when I was a teenager in Florida. I was having a great time, being free. I hear it nowadays and it brings me back to the summer, picking wild mushrooms and having fun.
Quality Control: What makes me mad today is CDs. They are convenient for practicing but to a serious musician, they ‘re small, chintzy and plastic. It makes music not as special because anyone with pro-tools can become a musician. Records do cost some dollars but the product is worth it.