July 31, 2009

Old School Friday: Reasons (EWF) or Always and Forever (Heatwave)


The theme for this week's Old School Friday meme is 'My First Date or My First Love Song'.

I went to Los Angeles High School for all except a semester of my junior year. I attended Friends School in Detroit for one semester. My memory of the puppy loves in high school have faded into the fog of my mind now that I'm an old-timer. However, I do have very good memories of listening to Earth Wind and Fire when they broke down the Reasons for any of us to be in love:





My memory of being in love during college is much stronger. Oddly, my first serious attraction to a woman occurred during my freshman year of college. In fact, it is only within the past year that I reconnected with the sister who entered into my heart so many years ago. The song that I associate with our relationship was (and is) Always and Forever by Heatwave.




It brings me joy to listen to both of these songs again. I hope you enjoyed either or both of them as well.

8 comments:

SjP said...

Ahhh Yesss! Remember these two very very well. Really young...really dumb...but having what I thought was so much fun! Good choices.

I invite Villagers to stop by SjP's for some love tunes from my early teenage years.

Happy OSF!

Revvy Rev said...

Uh huh. Yup. I know these. I didn't have no sense either. These songs bring back all kinds of memories. Happy OSF!

teamowens313 said...

REASONS!

Man, that is truly the one. No boutadoubtit. 'Always and Forever' was cool, for sure, but REASONS? Oh yeah, oh yeah...

Happy OSF!

Hey Shae! said...

I think Reasons is my uncle's first love song because I remember him baby sitting and sneaking a girl over and leaving me in the living room to watch TV. If I only knew then what I know now I would have called my mamma to come get me. LOL

Always and Forever is classic. I love when a song stands the test of time.

Happy OSF!

Regina said...

Beautiful! 2 awesome picks! Reasons is the elements at their best!

PPR_Scribe said...

Two excellent songs. I think "Always and Forever" was the theme song for the prom at my school. But as I ended up not going, I would never have chosen this one for this week's theme! LO I did almost go with another Heatwave song, "Look After Love."

And "Reasons" is just one of the all time classic slow jams, and the live version is one of the best in concert recorded songs ever, IMO.

Happy OSF!

Gunfighter said...

Oh, I remember that one, too... but it was "Fire and Desire" for me.

Villager said...

All - Thank you for sharing your village voices about my OSF entry this week...

Gunfighter - Fire and Desire was definitely a rare song of sensuality and love. Excellent choice...