Music Is A Time Machine

A few weeks back, I was listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast… Kevin Smith was the guest. I actually blogged about a portion of that episode previously, you can read that post here.

But, in another segment of their discussion, Joe Rogan and Kevin Smith were talking music. evin Smith mentioned how he currently enjoys a lot of music from his past… that he never was interested I when it was popuplar…bands he never listened to in their heyday.

Joe Rogan inquired as to wh that he is, and Kevin Smith offered his opinion that music functions as a time machine. He went on to explain that he feels thT music takes us back in time, on a subconscious level, and even though it may not be music that you enjoyed back then, it could still hold a close tie to pleasurable events or memories, even if you do’t realize t. For example, you may not have been a Led Zeppelin fan, but maybe Led Zeppelin was playing on the radio when you had your first kiss,etc, etc.

I thnk he’s absolutely right, because as the years pass, I find  myself. Listing to more music from the past, 70’s and 80’s particularly… music would have heard in my house as a child. My love of rock, metal, and classical came later.

In addition, I think music can take you back to a particular time , or place, or make you thnk about a particular person. That’s what happened to me the other day.

I was driving down the street when the song “Hunter” by Bjork came up on my Spotify. If you’re never heard it, it’s an amazing song.

It immediately took my thoughts back to the person who introduced me to Bjork. It was a woman…she was seeina guy worked with.  woman. I couldn’t tell you exactly how or where we met.

A few weeks back, I was listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast… Kevin Smith was the guest. I actually blogged about a portion of that episode previously, you can read that post here.

But, in another segment of their discussion, Joe Rogan and Kevin Smith were talking music. Kevin Smith mentioned how he currently enjoys a lot of music from his past… that he never was interested when it was popular…bands he never listened to in their heyday.

Joe Rogan inquired as to why that he is, and Kevin Smith offered his opinion that music functions as a time machine. He went on to explain that he feels that music takes us back in time, on a subconscious level, and even though it may not be music that you enjoyed back then, it could still hold a close tie to pleasurable events or memories, and also unpleasant, even if you don’t realize it. For example, you may not have been a Led Zeppelin fan, but maybe Led Zeppelin was playing on the radio when you had your first kiss, etc., etc.

I think he’s absolutely right, because as the years pass, I find myself listening to more music from the past, 70’s and 80’s particularly… music I would have heard in my house as a child. My love of rock, metal, and classical came later.

In addition, I think music can take you back to a particular time, or place, or make you think about a particular person. That’s what happened to me the other day.

I was driving down the street when the song “Hunter” by Bjork came up on my Spotify. If you’re never heard it, it’s an amazing song

It immediately took my thoughts back to the person who introduced me to Bjork. It was a woman…she was seeing a guy I worked with. I couldn’t tell you exactly how or where we met.

I can tell you that she was breathtaking. She was Puerto Rican, from New York City. She had beautiful, caramel colored skin. Her hair was curly, and wild. I can’t remember her eye color, which is a bit odd for me since that is usually a trait I notice and remember. She also had one of those bodies that was made for a pencil skirt.

The song immediately brought me back to a day trip we took together. In our conversations, we discovered that we were both musicians. She told me that she sang jazz back in New York, and dabbled a bit also in Germany. She asked me if I’d been to this huge music store about 90 minutes from Bamberg, Germany, which is where we lived at the time. I told her I hadn’t, and she told me she would take me the following weekend.

So there we are, in her little sports car, travelling through the countryside of Bavaria. She turned on her radio, and the tastiest music filled the car. I said ’who is this?”

“You’ve never heard Bjork? She’s my favorite!”

And Bjork has been a favorite of mine ever since. I just remember looking over at this divine creature as she drove, sneaking peeks of her legs, and her beautiful face, listening to her voice, mindlessly chit chatting as the fields went zooming by.

Hearing this song while heading to Jiu Jitsu training immediately took me back to that moment. It was strange, and oh so pleasant, all at the same time.

Music is definitely a time machine
~D

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