Thursday 29 June 2017

Throwback the Music: Suzy #throwbackthursday

On this day 19 years ago Mum lost her beloved angel cat Suzy (the fur daughter before me) so we are dedicating this Throwback The Music post to her.

If you remember a few months back I had an idea for a new regular feature on this blog and came up with Throwback The Music.

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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. Or a list of fave songs that remind you of a certain time in your life.

Then you answer a few questions to make it easier to write up your post. Or maybe don't answer questions (which can be of your own choosing) and just write about your memories that relate to your chosen track(s).

And if you wish, how about linking to us when you post? (Actually, it would be greatly appreciated if you would!)

I've asked Mum to tell us about music which reminds her of Suzy. Not specifically music that she was listening to when Suzy crossed the bridge, but music or any songs that reminded her of her precious girl. 

She's chosen a few tracks from YouTube which you can see below.

Suzy came into Mum's life as a young kitten.  She was adorable as you can see. Apologies for the poor quality of most of these photos but they were taken back in the very olden days of the 1980s and 90s.

The year was 1985, it was summer and it was the year of Live Aid. 
Mum's favourite bands of the time were Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, and of course Wham/George Michael.

She liked a lot of other artists too but here's the end of the concert from Wembley before everyone switched over to watch the concert live from the United States.

Here is the Live Aid Finale from Wembley. So sad that some of the people we see on this stage are no longer with us too 😿

As the 80s drew to a close Mum got more interested in Rock music and began to look back to the 1960s for music inspiration. She's always loved sixties music and most of the bands from that era. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc. But she also rediscovered The Doors after watching The Doors Movie by Oliver Stone. Jim Morrison soon began to inspire her poetry and other writing.

There are so many songs that remind Mum of the years she spent with Suzy, but that would make one very long post. So to keep it short, here are two songs that sadly will always remind Mum of the days she lost her sweet little girl 💚

Even though Mum isn't really a Robbie Williams fan she does love this song a lot.

And she isn't a Celine Dion fan but this song always reminds her of the loss of Suzy and makes her cry.



Eastside Cats said...

Rest In Peace, Angel Suzy! A beautiful post.

Summer said...

Suzy was around for about the time era my human's soul cat Harlot was - she found her in late summer 1986, and she passed away in February 2002. She was a rock journalist at the time, so there are WAY too many songs she remembers from that era. She could put together a whole playlist, most of it alt rock and heavy metal.

pilch92 said...

Nice music choices and I love all the photos of Suzy, she was a beautiful girl. XO

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

I know, same here. I was listening to a lot of heavy metal and alternative rock in the later years of Suzy's life. Suzy grew up with music in the house as my brother is a musician and he was into a lot of heavy metal and rock. And of course I sang too and we used to write music together. We always joke how Suzy enjoyed listening to Metallica :)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you. I just wish I had nicer photos but the cameras were rubbish in those days.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Thank you.