The Trigger

Have you ever noticed how music can be an instant trigger for memories? I don’t know if this happens to everyone or not but it sure is for me. Maybe it is because music has been such a big part of my life since I was 13 years old, but certain bands/songs will just trigger such strong memories, it is akin to a flasback sequence you’d see in a movie, it is pretty strange. Certain songs or bands will remind me of ex-girlfriends (the most common of flashbacks), skateboarding, certain jobs I’ve had, friends, etc. These are not always welcome memories, but there is no controlling that I suppose. I guess since a good percentage of my life revolves around always acquiring records and I listen to music pretty much whereever I am, it is natural for these things to happen. I wonder if they have tried music to trigger memories in amnesia patients. I am sure they have. Scrolling thru my mp3’s at work in search of something I felt like listening to is what got me thinking about this.

Tonite I plan on going to the Heritage Fest in downtown D.G. It used to be a lot of fun in my more care-free punk youth days, I havent’ gone in a few years. Thor has to work so he won’t be able to go with unfortunately. I called Dan S. last nite to see if he and his cohorts were going. He said they were, hopefully he’ll call so I can meet up with them and have some people to hang out with. I was gonna walk there, but i’m not sure i’ll be able to make it back as between that and all the walking I’ll be doing there, I’d likely collapse, but I will park real far away so I will get some exercise.

Current music: Einsturzende Neubauten