Weekly Writing Challenge – Moved By Music

Weekly Writing Challenge

The Weekly Writing Challenge for the week of November 4, 2013 was titled Moved By Music. I am a child of the 1980s and Eighties Music is something I still enjoy listening to today. When any of the songs from that decade play they transport me back in time to the period when I was 15 to 25 and just learning to love the Rock and Pop music playing on the radio during that period.

My indoctrination to this genre was aided by the weekly countdown of hits helmed by Rick Dees. Another contributor to my love was the beginning of MTV. Listening to music on the radio was great, but seeing the music video as the artists or band acted out part of the story shared by the music was a whole different adventure. I was hard pressed to find a video that did not catch my attention.

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was more like a mini-movie than your average video. REO Speedwagon and “That Ain’t Love To Me” still is one of my favorite songs of all time, along with Murray Head’s “One Night in Bangkok” and Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus”. I even delved into the dark side with “Nobody’s Fool” by the boy band Cinderella. MTV is much different these days, what with the new love for reality television.

I can remember hours spent in my college dorm listening to this music and special memories that tie to specific songs. I guess you could say I have a music association kind of memory. I can place events based on the music of the time. It is a great way to reminisce about my youth.

How long will this music hold such a special place in my memory? I hope as long as I breathe. If you take a look at my iTunes account it is at least 50% full of Eighties songs I have collected since creating the account. So I can listen to my favorites at any time. Keeping with the evolving technology I also have an app on my Windows Phone that lets me play specific collections of Eighties music with Nokia Music Service.

Now I have begun to use Pandora and I know it has specific ways to direct your music choices, so I should be in a position to continue to love and relive this time forever.

I hope you enjoy these other Weekly Writing Challenge responses:

  1. Return To Planet Claire | Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
  2. When You Need to Drown Out The Noise | My Days In A Song
  3. Drown it Out In A Good Tune | My Days In A Song
  4. Moved by Music » Kryson’s Kreations
  5. How the music sounds: Then and Now (With a nod to The Roches). | Jaye’s Brain
  6. cooking & culture |
  7. Bill Evans and the Real | cheri grissom
  8. What a Wonderful World | The Crone’s Apprentice
  9. 1989 | Ramblings of a Creative Mind
  10. Music, Inducing Words | tuckedintoacorner
  11. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | Writing Canvas
  12. Songs of Innocence and Experience* | Menomama3’s Blog
  13. Music…and a New Adventure | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  14. Chasing Down My Memory Lane | Your Smile is Priceless
  15. My love will fly to you each night… Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) | betweenfearandlove
  16. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  17. Addicted To Love | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  18. Music as a Medium for Communication | melodymo
  19. Discovering Serenity with Gheorghe Zamfir’s “The Lonely Shepherd” | SIM | ANTICS
  20. Bead of Jade | Duo Tell
  21. Beads of Jade | Duo Tell
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music – Mayday 五月天 | 思想語言 | Thinking About Languages
  23. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | Ramblings of a jerk
  24. Tchaikovsky’s Georgian-Inspired Dance « Clara’s Coffee Break
  26. In paradisum | Memoirs of a husk
  27. These Times | A Simple Point in Time
  28. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | life n me!
  29. Songs from an Inland Sea: “On Wenlock Edge” | Tish Farrell
  30. One compulsion leads to another | and yadda yadda yadda…i made aliyah
  31. Searching for Music | Eyes to Heart
  32. I Lift My Eyes Up | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  33. Music memories | Michelle McHatton
  34. Song as a Memory Finder | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  35. Breaking Barriers | Girl On Green : Greener On The Other Side
  36. Moved By Music: Linkin Park | emilykarn
  37. Summers 12B | Keigh Ahr
  38. Good Things Come To Those Who Wait….and Strive | A Sober Head Full Of Confusion
  39. Moved by Manilow. | life on wry
  40. She died in a car crash | CombatBabe
  41. Thoughts of a Southern Girl
  42. All the Snow Melts Away | Joyful Girl
  43. Pulsing Lights – Moved by Music | A Vital Recognition
  44. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved By Music | imaginations
  45. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music … | In So Many Words
  46. Moved By Music | Words from the heart
  47. My Musical Progression | Life Confusions
  48. Hotel California – Evelyne Holingue
  49. You Can’t Fix Everything… | hugatreejade
  50. Hotel California – Evelyne Holingue
  51. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | celenelamb
  52. The Golden State | A Girl Divided
  53. The Analog Kid: Daydreams of personal independence and discovery | American Individual
  54. The Character of Theme Music | Perspective of a Writer
  55. Sexy Songs, what music turns you on? | Sula1968’s Blog
  56. de Crisálidas y Capullos | con Gorro y a lo Loco…
  57. Daily post: moved by music | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  58. Moved by Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs | FeelTasteTouch
  59. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | Holoholo Girls
  60. Making this place my home | Mafe Roig
  61. The Boom Song | Stuphblog
  62. “Vincent” | Inkbelle
  63. Life-changing [Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music] | This is ME, you know.
  64. Four notes was all it took [Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music] | This is ME, you know.
  65. The Road to Regionals | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  66. So where DO you go to (my lovely)?
  67. August to December- Washed Out | Tunes
  68. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | reyoflight
  69. moved by music | LynnSlyWrites
  70. You Better Watch Out … | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  71. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved By Music | Midwestern Plants
  72. Love Letter to a Song | The Marmot in My Head
  73. So take a look at me now… | EW Brown
  74. Memories of the Snow: Sne Engel, Lasse | shitudiwen
  75. dpchallenge: Moved by Music | Spiritual Crossroads
  76. The Ponies Run | Icelandica
  77. W R I T I N G 1 2 | Synchronicity
  78. The Musical Life | stephanissima creates
  79. Krrish 3 – Review of a Bollywood Movie Made with Hollywood Stunts | Outreach
  80. Five Tracks That Got Me Through Young Stupid Adulthood | Midlife Crisis Crossover
  81. Still Loving Anna Sun | Winging it
  82. Moved by Music (Weekly Writing Challenge) | Wandering Voiceless
  83. The One with the Simple Gifts | Jackie Cangro
  84. Give Me Time To Wake Up | GLORIOUS METTLE
  85. The Mystery of Rufus Wainwright | Sunshine Intentions
  86. Song for All Seasons | A Mourning Mom
  87. My first experience at a residential school | Just D Usual
  88. Brave | writemybrainsout
  89. Moved by Music DPchallenge | theanonymousqueen
  90. Leaving Reality and Three Stories You Should Listen To | A’A IN PARADISE
  91. Once Upon A Time, We Were Invincible | Ramisa the Authoress
  92. SoundEagle’s Poetry with Enigma’s Goodbye Milky Way | SoundEagle
  93. Dynamic Visualization of Music as New Sensations Where The Eagles Fly: Animation in High Definition on Large Screen | SoundEagle
  94. Moved by Music | Artsymom’s Balancing Act
  95. Scribblings from the Bluegrass
  96. Add your music link | Flickr Comments
  97. Moved by Music | My random musings
  98. Moved by Music | Crow Arrow, Inc.
  99. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | The Daily Post | SoLoMo Consulting
  100. A Song That Speaks True… | chenoadawn
  101. Sunspots – By: Carbon Carousel (Eyedea) Dissection for DPchallenge | Social Media Student Blog
  102. Flaws | cheerios for dinner
  103. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | Ruminations & Observations
  104. My quagmires become your vistas | Main Line Dads
  105. Phil Rickman introduces me to magical music | Sula1968’s Blog
  106. Keeping The Music That Counts | My Days In A Song
  107. Weekly Writing Challenge: Moved by Music | vivace con brio
  108. Moved by Music | DEESEESTHINGS
  109. DP Challenge: Moved by Music | Wordz on a Page
  110. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Power of Music | Life with Tess
  111. Support Music! | Flickr Comments
  112. Come back and Haunt me. « Dancing with Fireflies
  113. Bloomin’ Update 48: The Falling Leaves . . . | Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
  114. DPchallenge: Moved by Music #2 | Wordz on a Page

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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