They Really Do Say So Much : Summer Pierre’s “All The Sad Songs”


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The connective tissue linking music and memory is very strong indeed — most of us can remember fairly clearly where we were and/or what we were doing the first time we heard a favorite song; hearing one we haven’t heard in years often takes us right back to what was going on in our lives during the period when it was in heavy rotation; feelings attach themselves to songs permanently, inflexibly, the record in question causing at the very least faint echoes of the same particular mood or frame of mind again and again and again.

But there’s a lot more to it than “that song always cheers me up” or “oh my God, this one  makes me think of  (insert former lover’s name)!” Melody and memory are so inextricably entwined that Alzheimer’s and dementia patients often respond to songs from their younger years while words and even tactile sensations…

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One response to “They Really Do Say So Much : Summer Pierre’s “All The Sad Songs”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review — 4/15/19 — 4/21/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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