Music, Memory & Macca

Hi all! Quick note on this very worthy website & touching example of the potency of the linkages between our life experiences and the music that has had the most effect on our lives. If you haven’t seen this yet, please do check it out! Smiles and tears in equal measure ahead:



It’s pretty obvious the role that music has had in this man’s life; the change in his face and posture and level of animation tells it all! It’s probably a fair guess to say he’s a musician besides – the man certainly can sing. It’s very moving to see this man’s responses, and is also a very sad commentary on the level of personalized care that we provide to many of our seniors, when something so simple can immeasurably improve quality of life.

For those of us fortunate enough not to be languishing in a faux-vegetative state (yet), there’s a lesson here as well. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all had these kinds of experiences with music, where certain songs can instantly transport us back to a particular place and time. For me, this one places me at the Pine Cone Trailer Park in Sussex, New Brunswick (and some very flattering reviews of the park can be found here – nice to see it’s still a great, kid-friendly place!), playing pinball in the rec center, in the summer of 1976.




So double nostalgia on a day like this, when the days are getting longer, Spring is in the air, and even though I haven’t been in school for years, I still feel like summer vacation is just around the corner. Such is the power of a simple tune, and such is the power that music can bring to your production, be it a film, game, advertisement, TV show, or most any other visual medium! Got musical needs? We oughta talk.


In the meantime, though, what about you – what songs transport you? Let me know either here in the comments section, or here, or here!

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