Friday, 10 August 2007

San Francisco, such a long time ago

I have always subscribed to the theory that every life has its own unique soundtrack.
A recent trip to Brighton brought back fond, bittersweet memories of San Francisco. These songs are the soundtrack to a part of my life as it was then. It tells a story. A story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. At the time, it felt as if it was the entire story - when in fact it was but a chapter.
Sentimental Walk - Diva Soundtrack
Catalani, Alfredo: Aria From La Wally - Diva Soundtrack
The Frog & the Princess - Grace Jones, Slave to the Rhythm
I've Seen That Face Before [Libertango] - Grace Jones, Nightclubbing
Holding Back the Years - Simply Red, Picture Book
Heaven - Simply Red, Picture Book
Picture Book - Simply Red, Picture Book
La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones, Island Life
Love And Affection - Joan Armatrading, Love and Affection
Walking In The Rain - Grace Jones, Nightclubbing
Cherry Pie - Sade, Diamond Life
Good Morning Heartache (Single Version) - Billie Holiday
Lover Man - Linda Ronstadt, What's New
Blue Gardenia - Dinah Washington
Woncha Come On Home - Joan Armatrading, Love and Affection
Somebody Who Loves You - Joan Armatrading, Love and Affection
All The Way From America - Joan Armatrading, Love and Affection
Been So Long - Anita Baker, Rapture
What's New - Linda Ronstadt, What's New
Love Theme From 'Blade Runner' - Vangelis
I'll Find My Way Home - Vangelis, Odyssey


katiedid said...

Looks like we were listening to alot of the same music at one point in our lives! Joan Armatrading takes me back!

(I live close to SF).

HOBAC said...

It must be the fog and the foghorns.

Cote de Texas said...

ok, you need to put a music box on your blog. Go so Sophie Honeysuckle on blogspot and check out her music box and get the format. I think we ALL should do it. I'm totally addicted to her music box and keep it on in my backgroup and just listen to it for hours. I'd listen to your list of music too, we must be about the same age from the sounds of it.
Thanks for your comment, btw. Can you believe that house? Jeez!!! Someone needs to shoot that designer. haha

HOBAC said...

Why shoot 'em - those pictures hung 'em! LOL
Thanks for the tip.

Pigtown-Design said...

Gosh... we must all be the same age. Great songs!

HOBAC said...

Yep - timeless!

franki durbin said...

I love the Libertango song as well. You must enjoy the Hotel Costes, Cafe Del Mar/Budha Bar series as I do. I have to track down the Diva soundtrack, far that wasn't on my radar!

HOBAC said...

Have and love them - esp. Cafe del Mar.

Patricia Gray said...

Great posting and linking to all these fantastic classics. I am listening to my favorite in the background right now as I write this comment: Good Morning Heartache.