Jessica Bell and I have teamed up for the A-Z blogging challenge this year to talk about our musical muses - a band/artist or song that has inspired, or affected us in some way. I warned you I'd be digging up a lot of 80s hair bands...
And few had longer locks than Skid Row's front man Sebastian Bach.
On my left hand, I have a two-inch scar from when I hopped a barbed wire fence at an Aerosmith/Skid Row concert with the hope of meeting the band. Instead of going to the doctor after slicing my palm open, I went backstage - where Sebastian himself poured half a bottle of whiskey on the wound to "sterilize" the cut. The scar is almost better than an autograph.
I wasn't a groupie...at least not in that sense. But I was desperate to meet the band. Skid Row's power ballad, I REMEMBER YOU was the song my boyfriend, Jeff had dedicated to me in high school. Even though we weren't together anymore, I couldn't quite forget him - or that song.
Fast forward 25 years. Jeff signs into Facebook and types in my name. Although we live in two separate provinces, we happen to be 15 minutes apart. Fate? Absolutely. When he saw me, Jeff lifted me off the ground, spun me around and said, "You're still the most beautiful woman I have ever met."
I knew then that I'd marry him. Yeah, I know, "awwwww." :-)
I Remember You played at our wedding.
Got an "I" song that reminds you of a past - or present - love? I'd love to hear your story. The sappier the better.