There's just something about Fall that makes me nostalgic.
I don't know. Maybe it's the freshly-chilled breeze, or a feeling of change that just sorta' dramatically sweeps over me... either way it makes me miss the past.
My mom recently told me about this cheesy (yet, heartwarmingly-watchable) old film starring Christopher Reeve, called "Somewhere in Time".
It involves a man seeing a photo of a woman from another time, and going back in time to find her. Whaaaaa?
THIS PLOT STRUCK ME HARD. And it GOT ME THANK'N...
Let's be honest, the idea of time travel is enticing.
And why do people feel this way? For me, it would be probably one of the following:
To get to see my parents as teenagers
To witness historical events (Lincoln's hot beard, etc.)
And to see my favorite (no-longer-touring) bands LIVE…
Honestly, though... Have you ever put on your headphones and realized the band you are listening to will never be seen live again?
So I asked some friends... “What song from an artist/band that no longer tours (or is no longer with us), would you kill to see LIVE?”
I had an overwhelming response of killer tracks (compiled a playlist) and decided that I had to write about it. If for nothing more than to share in each others' pain and nostalgia.
A few people's picks were right on the money (in my opinion):
Cold Status contributor, Paulina Doran said her pick would be "We've Only Just Begun" by Carpenters. Ugh, YAS. Karen Carpenter is arguably the best female vocalist of all time.
Lydia Aquino said "anything by The Civil Wars." And oh gosh, is that TRUU. (Remember their whimsical-sync that just seemed written in the stars!?)
Quinn Caton dropped Elliott Smith's "L.A." More tears. Yes. Added to the list.
Allen Tyger said, "Predictable, but seeing Nirvana (esp. unplugged) would have been awesome." COULD NOT AGREE MORE, ALLEN.
Collin Lingo had some insight I never needed to know (just adds to the heartbreak): "I heard once that when Queen would play "Bicycle Race" live the crowd would bring their own bicycle bells and ring them during the bell solo. The band would stop and the whole stadium would ring together. I would love to see that happen." Can you freaking imagine?!
Adam McGoon mentioned Bread. I will always agree with that answer for any response because Bread is probably the greatest band of all time (subjective, sorry).
OK. So here are some tracks/bands I had never heard:
Bassist of Gigantic, Brice Richardson said his pick would be "Murder" by HORSE The Band. I A STAPLE TRACK, I'M FINDING OUT!? (Thanks, Google! *winks* #NotAnAd)
Claire Parrino mentioned "Gold Soundz" by Pavement. How have I never heard this? DOPE.
Dan Feldsien mentioned "Focus" by Hocus Pocus (this performance is worth watching, holy crap).
As you can see... the pickin's are a'plenty.
How has mankind avoided discovering time travel!?
So many insane acts no longer tour or RIP. Thankfully we live in the digital age, where nothing ever truly dies.
The rest of the incredible recommendations are on this playlist, (including a few that I dropped in for my own personal pleasure/agenda).
But dang, people have good taste.
I highly recommend checking these tracks out, because they were curated by your music-loving-peers, but also because these bands/artists have all touched so many people over the years.
Thanks for joining me on this nostalgia-train. Now let's all get lost Somewhere in Time together...
Author: Jessica Larson