No Doubt About It.

“The music that touches you in your youth is magnified as you get older. Each record can be a virtual time machine – all you need is to hear a second or two and you go back to that place and time when you first heard it. It’s a brilliant feeling when music touches you so profoundly and stays with you through time.

-Rob Halford of Judas Priest

A profound observation by Mr. Halford and allow me if you would,  a short story:

It was during the Summer of 1982 and I had recently graduated from college and was getting ready to head to Cincinnati for “mortuary college” in the Fall.  I was volunteering as an EMT Driver for the Overlook Hospital Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Medic II, in Summit, NJ.  Our “station” was a house next to the hospital. It served as the administrative offices, equipment storage and crew quarters. The  Medic Unit was in a garage between the house and part of the hospital, but I digress.  The house was pretty spartan, but they did have cable TV (which we did not have at home yet).  I often worked the 11pm to 7am shift and recall coming in one night and  the day room TV was tuned to MTV.

Below is what I experienced as my very first music video, with Rob Halford leaving his mark on me forever.

Not that I hear it often, but when I do, I’m instantly back in that day room with the outgoing crew, Don St. Amand & Janie French and my partner for the night tour, Mary Ellen Fraatz. . . 40 years ago.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to No Doubt About It.

  1. Jim Borden says:

    it’s wonderful when music can trigger such happy memories…

    Liked by 1 person

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