Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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19 Responses

  1. Oscar Gordon says:

    This is a tough one, since there are very few people in my life that I’d rather forget with whom I associate a song.

    There was a girl that got away, that broke my heart, but we are actually still friends. This is the song I associate most with her:

  2. Mike Dwyer says:

    This one always reminds me of the one I thought I was going to marry. It was ‘our song’. Still rocks, but a bit harder to enjoy now.

    • Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

      While the memories of the lynchpin event girlfriend are haunting in the bad way, the ghost that haunts me in a good way is that of Lisa. (I talked about her here and here and, unfortunately, here and here.)

      Here’s the song that always makes me think of her. Sigh.

      But I would prefer to not be haunted.Report

  3. Aaron David says:

    As Oscar said, there isn’t really anyone I want to forget. All have meaning in my life, sadness and joy.
    But, that said:

  4. Slade the Leveller says:

    A great album that, thankfully, did not diminish in enjoyment despite the association.

  5. Reformed Republican says:

    Closely associated with an ex, but that does not ruin the song for me.

  6. Doctor Jay says:

    The person I want to forget is the version of me that thought it was a good idea to buy a Bobby Goldsboro album based on hearing this song on the radio. It’s not that it’s so terrible, but it’s just not really me. Sometimes you have to find that out the hard way.

  7. Maribou says:

    I wrote a whole post about this very topic once.

    Sometimes when you can’t forget someone whether or not you’d prefer to, it’s not the worst thing to listen to songs that remind you of them. At least then there’s a reason outside your own head (kindasorta) why they keep coming to mind.

    here’s the associated song. (one of many, but this is the strongest association, and the one I wrote about.)

  8. bookdragon says:

    though it’s supposed to be about a past girlfriend, this one always reminds me of a co-worker who made life miserable for me and quite a lot of us in the same office:

  9. PD Shaw says:

    I don’t remember, I don’t recall;
    I got no memory of anything at allReport

  10. there’s only one person in my life I wish I could forget yet I can never seem to escape them


  11. Marchmaine says:

    This is painful/embarrassing on so many levels…
    I didn’t like the song in 1986
    It was always “her” song
    I can’t say anything

  12. Brandon Berg says:

    I can’t really think of anyone I particularly want to forget (maybe I succeeded!), but here’s a fun song along those thematic lines, Haruhi Aisou’s 1983 “At a Coffee House.” Aisou is a woman, but the song is sung from the perspective of a young man who’s just been given some “It’s not you, it’s me” bullshit and is trying to make sense of it.

    • Brandon Berg in reply to Brandon Berg says:

      Quick translation:

      At the next table, poking at their pies,
      Some girls are debating whether the wind has color.

      As for me, I’ve just been dumped.
      Searching for reasons, my heart is heavy,
      As I gaze wistfully out the window from my usual booth.

      “I’ve lost the kindness that made you love me.”
      The kindness to accept such excuses without protest
      Has become a heavy burden indeed.

      At the counter, a man suddenly declares that he’s tired of living,
      And the proprietress rolls her eyes.

      As for me, I still can’t let go,
      Turning memories over in my mind.
      On the canvas of my heart,
      I sketch her nymph-like figure.

      Chorus x2Report