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Memories

Erik is listening to "One More Addiction" by Natalie Imbruglia from the album "Left of the Middle" (1997). Erik has rated this song 3.0 stars and last played this song Friday, June 27, 2003 7:10:51 PM.

Every time that song comes on I remember working for Nintendorks. I remember staying up late at night, chatting with the other Nintendorks. I remember how the lead guy (a bit childish at the time) really liked Natalie Imbruglia, and I recall defending the fact that I liked her music to Matt.

A few months ago I smelled something that reminded me of trumpet valve oil. It immediately took me back to the many years I played trumpet, sitting in my room, blaring out some piece of a song I most often didn't care for.

Music, more than anything, ties me to past events. When I hear Lightning Crashes I remember driving to a golf tournament discussing a tragic event of the time (the radio was playing a version of LC with snippets from the past few days of news read over top of the song). Every time I hear George Harrison's I've Got My Mind Set on You I think of one of my mom's aerobic teachers, whom I was certain I was going to marry. I was eight.

My memory… I don't know what I'd do if I ever lost it. That's why I take such good care of my music.

3 Responses to "Memories"

  1. I feel the exact same way and it's for that reason that my a lot of the music I listen to changes. Often times I relate certain events and memories to songs that I listened to at those times. However, if I want to forget about something (or usually someone) I have a tendency to stop listening to those songs.

    Music can have an interestingly strong influence upon memory. So influential to the point that it's scary to stumble across a dormant memory brought to life simple due to a song being played.

  2. On a wholly not-as-deep level, I have to ask. Who is Lightning Crashes by?


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