Music always evokes memories for you humans (and for us kitties too). It becomes the soundtrack of our lives.
So seeing as it's Throwback Thursday, why not do a post about a favourite song of yours that conjures up memories from your past? Or it can be a favourite album that takes you right back.
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I've asked Mum to tell us about a special album that she's been playing a lot lately.
She's chosen the George Michael album Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1*
|Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1*
After Wham called it a day, Mum went on to follow George Michael's solo career and she loved the more mature sound of his second solo album Listen Without Prejudice and has been playing it a lot after George Michael tragically passed away on Christmas Day last year.
How old were you when this album was released, Mum? It was in 1990 and was 24.
What were you doing? Working as a quality controller at a dress manufacturer and singing in a pop duo with another girl, hoping we'd be the next Pepsi and Shirlie.
Did you have a loving pet at this time? My beautiful black and white cat Suzy. She was my first soulmate cat. I loved her so much.
What was your greatest wish at this time? I dreamed of being a successful singer and escaping my dreary job. I loved singing and it always made me feel good. It was an escape from the problems at home. I really longed to be on stage singing and I needed to be famous. Looking back, it seems so egotistical now, but I wanted it so bad. Maybe it was due to the fact that I was really bullied at school. Maybe it's because I craved attention. I always felt my parents didn't love me enough. Fame isn't important to me now, of course. But I wouldn't mind a bit of success for once and not have to resign to the fact that I'll be the struggling artist forever 😞
After George Michael passed away, I began listening once again to his beautiful music. I will always love his earlier music. It's true that I wasn't much of a fan later (I was more into rock and metal during the 90s).
Listen Without Prejudice floods my mind with so many memories. I become that young woman again - bursting with hope and dreaming of better future. But always prone to depression. That's something that doesn't seem to change.
This is one of my favourite tracks. Hearing it now, two decades later, it makes me feel so good.
FREEDOM 90 from Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1
Thanks for telling me about your younger days, Mum. Apparently, today is also National Cat Lady Day (or was it yesterday?) Anyway, here is a photo of my cat lady Mum and me...
And how about a photo of Mum back in the day with her beloved Suzy. Look at Mum's 80s hairdo!!! 😻