Week of 4/10 - Cathrin N.
When did you first hear Aerosmith?
Oh my gosh. When I was in diapers? I had four teenage brothers who would always play Aerosmith. I remember being 3 or 4 years old and they wouldn’t let me in their room. I would play in the hallway just so I could hear their music. Every time I hear early Aerosmith songs like Dream On and Sweet Emotion, it flashes me back to early childhood when life was so beautifully easy. I can still hear my dad yelling at my brothers “Turn off that Hoodlum music."
What's your favorite Aerosmith Song?
Angel. Hands down my favorite song ever. I don’t know why that song touched me so deeply at such a young age. Now, having lost my mommy about a year ago, sometimes when I really need her, I sing this song in my head. She is my angel.
Tell us about your most memorable Aerosmith moment.
When I was 15, I went out to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit my brothers. They took me to my first concert. Aerosmith-Get a Grip. It was in the summer of 1993 at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre. That still to this day is my favorite summer memory of all times. The vibe at the concert, standing next to my big brothers whom I loved and looked up to so much, the amazing music, the light summer breeze…An absolutely beautiful memory!
Give us your funniest Aerosmith story.
Every time I get in an elevator, I hear “going doooown” …and start jammin to the opening guitar of “Love in an Elevator” in my head.
Give us your favorite Aerosmith lyric or quote (one-liner)...
“I don’t want to miss a thing!” What a beautiful concept to live your life by!
Tell us about yourself…
I am 34 and live in Sacramento, CA. I have two beautiful daughters, 16 and 10, and a pretty awesome boyfriend. Life is beautiful because I choose to see the beauty in it. I try not to focus on the negativities in the world. To me, music is a form of spirituality. It makes you smile, it makes you cry, it lifts you up when you are down, and takes you even higher when you feel like you’re on top of the world. It makes you contemplate and dream and remember. There is nothing like a song coming on the radio and for a split second it sends you back to some moment in time. I work hard, I play harder and I look forward to sitting on a porch swing when I am 80 years old looking back on all of my life’s memories with a big smile on my face. Hopefully one of those memories will be meeting Aerosmith someday. It’s on my bucket list app on my phone. Steven’s spirit is so uniquely amazing and I would love to just give him a hug.
Your favorite way to relax...
Don’t laugh….Candles lit, music on, dancing around while…I am cleaning my house. Yeah I am weird. Lol.
Your favorite breakfast...
Peanut butter Cream of Wheat and toast with honey. You make Cream of Wheat and put a big scoop of peanut butter in it and mix it up. Mmm mmm!
Your words of wisdom...
Wake up every day with a smile on your face, a twinkle in your eye, and love for life in your heart! Hold doors for others, smile at people, yell “bless you” to the person in the grocery store three aisle over that just sneezed. You never know how big of an impact such a little gesture can have on someone’s life.
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