30 Day Song Challenge, Day 6: A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere

Greg is awesome in more ways that one.

First, he’s a kick-ass photographer and being a guy who’s taken a shot or two in his life, I can appreciate that.

Second, he’s got a taste in music that rivals mine so deciding on what to listen to when I was working with him was never a problem. Well, there was that time he played Christmas music during a sweltering week in July…

On occasion, Greg would bring in his guitar to the job – a photo lab called One Hour MotoPhoto in Tustin, CA – just to pass time. (At this job I also worked with a girl named Kristen, whose sister Kim is the lead singer of The Muffs). And when it was slow, Greg would strum tunes and we would try to guess what they were.

It was all fun and games until he started to play today’s song which Greg not only played perfectly, but also sang along with, the highlight being when he got to “Squeeeeze meeeee….come on and squeeeze meeee…”

I just about cried I was laughing so hard. Therefore, today’s song will forever be associated not only with the times we worked at MotoPhoto but of Greg, the man, the myth, the legend.

The Who – “Squeeze Box” (1975)

I often wonder what the businesses on either side of us thought whenever we were rocking out…

Honorable Mention: Extreme – “More Than Words”.

This song was part of the looped VHS taped called the Target Video Network and played regularly when I worked there between 1991-1993. Whenever I hear it, I can see myself stocking merchandise in the Electronics Department.

Honorable Mention: Patsy Cline – “Crazy”.

This is the one song I always play on the jukebox whenever Ann and I eat lunch at any Johnny Rocket’s restaurant. I love this song.