Tuesday, 27 October 2015
WAND'RIN' STAR - LEE MARVIN...
Funny how certain things can trigger specific
memories. Whenever I hear WAND'RIN' STAR
by LEE MARVIN, I think of the house I lived in at the
time, and the view from the top of the road of my primary
school, with the interior lights lit up against the darkness
of an Autumn or Winter morn. This was because it was
often on the radio as I got ready for school in the
mornings and was still in my head as I set off.
The movie was released in 1969 and the song
was Number One in the U.K. charts for three weeks
in March of 1970. That means there were only around
three months to go before I left primary school for the last
time, but in my mind's eye, it seems a far longer period than
it actually was. These days, when Autumn leaves are all a
swirl and I see a lit up building against a darkened sky, I
think of my former house and old school, and seem to
hear old gravel-voice's haunting 'song' as the
soundtrack to that particular memory.
So - works both ways then, eh?
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, October 27, 2015