After watching the clips from Equilibrium and reading the ABC article ” How does music affect us?” I can truley tell that there is a very strong connection between music and memories. As I was reading this article it had me thinking about my own memories through music. Growing up as an only child, I was and still am a very “to myself type of person”. When I was maybe 6 or 7 and my parents and I were coming back from dinner parties or whatever evening event, and my mom would put on 96.3. At that time of night like it was 7 – 9 pm ish, this is when the love songs would play. There would be people calling in and deticating songs to their special person. I just remeber loving all the oldie songs that would play like “Because you loved me by Celiene Dion” or ” Always be my baby Mariah Carey”. At the time ofcourse I did not know what they were called or who sung them. I would just daydream these epic love stories that these women were singing. So now that I have my own car I prefer to listen to the radio on 96.3 because it gives me so much comfort and contentment.
Music was and still a HUGE part of my life. There has not been one night that I have not fell asleep listening to music. When I was in 1st grade my parents bought me my first CD player and album. The album was Kids Bop 3 and I remeber listening to that album all through the night. For me music has been a time for me to just really think about myself. When I am about to go to bed and I pop my headphones in and listen to my favorite song at the time, it could honselty play for like 10 seconds before I fall asleep. But just doing the motions of listening to a song allows my body to know that the day has come to an end.
How music affects us entierly depends on the person. Having being raised around music and always having it there, makes it difficult to imagine life without it and without all the connections and memories that go along with it. I feel like there is always that one song, where you only need to hear those first few chords to know instanly that you love it. This sensation is the feeling of being completly understood.