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Fall 2004 Bruin Walk

Name that tune

Golfer Charlotte Mayorkas
Illustration by Pablo

We asked you to tell us what song takes you back to your Bruin days. Here's what a few of you said:

I was a freshman in December 1944 when the class of ’46 put on a memorable junior prom called “Yankee Yuletide” at beautiful Kerckhoff Hall. The bands were Xavier Cugat, Stan Meyers and Eddie Cletro. The song that still gives me shivers describes that romantic evening exactly. It was “That Old Black Magic.”
—Margie West Anderson ’48 Walnut Creek, Calif.

I played clarinet in the UCLA Marching Band and Wind Ensemble. We had a wonderful arrangement of “White Rabbit,” the Jefferson Airplane standard. The song was a favorite of the band and students. I have been a member of the UCLA Alumni Band for about 18 years and every time we appear in the Rose Bowl, I ask the director if we can play “White Rabbit.” Once a season, he reluctantly agrees.
—Arnold W. Gross ’70, J.D. ’73 Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Whenever I hear “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way” or “The Chain” from Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album, I think back to my four years in the UCLA Marching Band and performing in three half-time shows. Back in those days, the entire show was carried live on national TV, allowing my friends and family from across the country to see what Bruin spirit is all about.
—Harry W. Machnov ’79 Walnut Creek, Calif.

In my freshman and sophomore years, I carpooled to and from UCLA with my best friend, Laura. While navigating the curves of Coldwater Canyon, we always listened to “Whip It” by Devo to get fired up for exams. Twenty years later, “whip it, whip it good!” still reminds me of the fun, focus and success we shared as Bruins.
—Carol E. Gilmore ’85 Dallas, Texas

I was living with four other guys in a two-bedroom apartment at Gayley and Landfair. My roommates were pretty studious and were what I think of as typical “guy guys.” You could imagine how shocked I was one day when I came back from class and opened the door to find two of them dancing and singing along to the Britney Spears song “Baby One More Time” as the video blasted from our television. Every time I hear that song I remember that hilarious scene.
—Keith Allman ’99 New York City

KROQ played “Otherside” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers relentlessly in 2000. Every time I hear that song, I think of being bored at the cash register at the ASUCLA Store at LuValle Commons, waiting for my shift to end.
—Samantha O. Popoy ’02 Culver City, Calif.

NEXT UP: Any regrets? Tell us the one thing you wish you’d done during your Bruin days. E-mail or write to Bruin Walk Editor, UCLA Magazine, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Please include phone number and city of residence.

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