Day 7: A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event: Zak & Sara, Ben Folds

Ben Folds released Rockin’ The Suburbs on September 11, 2001. Every one of us in the circle of friends we were hanging out with back then loved Ben Folds, and we each got this album within days of it’s release. A few weeks after 9/11, the 8 of us rented a cottage up in Ludington for a weekend, something we dubbed “Self-abuse weekend”. Enough said, yes? But that weekend in particular, we were all sick to death of all the 9/11 coverage. Remember how it seemed endless and let’s face it, pointless to a certain degree? So we specifically looked for a place we could escape media, just listen to music, play board games, share a ton of laughs while getting plastered as twenty-somethings tend to do. We succeeded. And this album was played once a day each of the 3 days we were there. Zak & Sara is the 2nd track on Rockin’ the Suburbs, so when it came on, the song always got everyone dancing & singing. We would occasionally hit repeat to hear it again, it’s such a fun song. Such an incredible album to sing along to, and absorb yourself in, no matter what you’re going through — big or small.

I’d never choose to be transported back to that awful event, but I have to admit, that weekend was a very fun escape from it… and from life in general. Do you have a song that reminds you of a certain event?

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  1. Posted April 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Love the dramatic entrance!

  2. Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I unknowingly went to a Ben Folds concert – the ‘Lottsa Piano’s’ tour with Tori Amos, who I was going to see. He blew me away with his live show, I knew who he was but never took the time to get to know him. I love being impressed by an artist when you see them live.

  3. Posted April 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    @Arynne, that’s awesome! Having experienced Tori & Mr Folds live several times, I know exactly what you mean: both are performers who are worth the price of admission… and thensome. I’d pay to see them both again for sure.

  4. Posted April 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    As much as I love Ben folds, it took me years to buy the Rockin’ the Suburbs Album… for reasons, I HAVE NO IDEA!!! I absolutely love this song off the album—probably my favorite from it.

  5. Posted April 14, 2011 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    i am going to have to add ben to my list of albums to look into getting hearing some cool stuff through this list.

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