Saturday, November 15, 2014

Longing for Nostalgia

"...but the weird thing about nostalgia is that it can make you nostalgic for experiences you never had. Objects in the rearview are more precious than they appeared...."
          - Christine Smallwood, Harper'sDec. 2014


  1. Smallwood and Young can stuff it. The events shown in the Night Moves video really did happen just as they were depicted.

  2. Night Moves really is one of the most beautiful and haunting songs of all time.

    1. "Night Moves is one of the most beautiful songs of all time?" C'mon, I can't let you get away with that.

      I'll allow you your love of Night Moves ONLY if you admit Like a Rock is one of the worst jingles of all time.

      I must give Bob credit for 2+2, which is an under-appreciated classic.

  3. That song would have taken place in the early 1960s when Bob Seger was going to high school in Ann Arbor, so the places he remembered were from around there. The only places Bob Seger hung out around Flint was in the late 1960s to early 1970s at Mt. Holly and Sherwood Forest as I recall. Some people from Flint would wait at a house in Saginaw where he supposedly hung out or lived to see if he showed up.


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