Music, memories, and not quite melancholia  

rm_LoyalCumpany 46M
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4/26/2006 5:21 am

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Music, memories, and not quite melancholia


Look up the word melancholia in your nearest dictionary, or merriam webster online. Not quite the same as melancholy, is it?

Just about finished studying while listening to my favorite tunes (amazing how much you can memorize if you just set it to music), and I heard a tune I haven't heard in a while that brought back some old memories.

Note: I almost feel like going into a detailed explanation on how the "learned" folk believe memory works, but it's irrelevant. Let's talk about music.

Everyone has experienced music, and has memories tied to a song. Whether you were at a school dance, a party, club, bar, or in your car, when you hear a tune that matched some particular experience, you immediately flash back.

It doesn't matter if it's a favorable experience or something traumatic, you relive the memory and sometimes your mood is immediately altered. I know this, and I tend to program my playlist for songs that bring back pleasant memories.

For instance, the song that pushed me into this post is Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Holy shit, the things I remember doing while listening to that song. Most of them were illegal or juvenile. But they caused no one any trouble, never hurt anyone, and produce some good feelings.

So I began to wonder, what song do you listen to when you feel the need for some cheering up?


I am JoJo the Circus Boy!


caressmewell 53F

4/26/2006 8:03 am

There are quite a few AC/DC songs that take me to a happy place and time.


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 4/26/2006 8:33 am:
AC/DC? I totally agree. "For Those About to Rock" was the first song I ever played in my (then) new stereo. Which of their songs brings the best memories?

rm_bucfannn 61M/60F
2110 posts
4/26/2006 8:18 am

Believe it or not, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons puts me in a great frame of mind. So uplifting.

But, then again, so does old Clapton. Not that he's uplifting, but, his old stuff does get me charged


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 4/26/2006 8:38 am:
Vivaldi, Clapton... very different types of music. You're have some eclectic tastes, buc. I like your style.

caressmewell 53F

4/26/2006 9:03 am

Most anything from the Back in Black album brings back memories of my freshman year in college. My girlfriend and I learned how to roll a doobie to AC/DC, we had been drinking and it was hysterical, I think we used almost an book of papers before we had success. Ah...fun times...


rm_LoyalCumpany replies on 4/26/2006 9:27 am:
LOL. You have the drugs and rock and roll covered with AC/DC. Betting there was some sex involved too...

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