Music to remember
“If music be the food of love, play on,” Shakespeare wrote, “Give me excess of it.” If you think music you probably think memories. There is a song for every occasion. As Einstein said, “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
Think about your first kiss, first car, first child. Or the second, for that matter. Or the third. There will be a song to remember it by.
So many songs but so little time. Our little human minds have a limited memory capacity – we might remember long but we can’t remember all. Fortunately there’s the Internet to refresh our memories. What’s that song called again? Googling about a bit will probably lead you to Rolling Stone’s remarkable music lists. Greatest songs, greatest bands, greatest guitarists, greatest albums… they’re all there.
One particularly interesting list is their The New Immortals. “Music immortals.” That’s a big claim but the list is not without surprises: Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Green Day, Lady Gaga, LCD Soundsystem, amongst others. The list attractive a few hundred comments with people either complimenting or bemoaning the magazine’s pick of artists. But that, all my friends, just goes to show that each of us remembers life differently. After all, variety is the spice of life.