14 thoughts on ““Walking In Memphis” – Marc Cohn”

  1. Ugh, this is one of my least favorite songs in the world. I liked it for like 3 weeks my freshman year of college (or thereabouts), and every time I've heard it since has been too many.

    1. College? This song was a hit in 1991. Unless you're older than I figure, you were listening to an already overplayed well-past-shelf-life song. Unless you were listening to the Cher cover, which was released in 1995. That'd be worse in different ways though.

      1. You got it right. I was listening to an already overplayed well-past-shelf-life song.

        I did a lot of that my first year.

        1. My sister's first semester at college, her randomly-assigned roommate listened solely (90% of the time) to Barenaked Ladies and Dave Matthews Band. Then-SNR* fell into a depression/anxiety pairing and dropped out a few weeks into the second semester. These weren't completely unrelated. I hope your roommate made it through okay

          My randomly-assigned freshman roommate listened to death metal and hardcore punk (and some jokey variations: death rockabilly). By the end of junior year (when I opted to room with him again, not realizing this meant rooming with his GF too), this was my favorite thing about him.

          *Now SNF. 2 5/12 years my junior. Almost the exact same age difference between CER and HPR.

          1. Oh crap, I just looked up the roommate and the GF in FB and found them both. Wondering whether to friend request him or her.

            1. I did enjoy getting to know more about it, but it really wasn't for me.
              There were a few I dug, but I can't remember what they are.
              One in particular stands out, something grungier than his typical, but that's about all I remember. Maybe the band name was taken from Persian or something, and one of the album covers (the one I preferred) had maroon and gold on it and I think a skull or a skull-like face. But those are half-memories and I can't be sure if they're genuine or an amalgam of several different things.

          2. Definitely some components of that story in my frosh experience. My randomly assigned roommate solely listened to DMB, but he was the one who fell into a severe depression and, for all intents and purposes, dropped out (by never, ever leaving the room). Somehow, he turned himself around and got a M.D.

          3. My randomly assigned roommate was on something like an all metal diet. Most of it older metal. My music at least improved throughout the year, as I added more and more outdated tracks, and then mixed 'em in with my oldies too. His tastes didn't change. He didn't leave the room. He moved on after 1 year.

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