Over the past 2 years, we have done the whole digitize the music collection thing. We didn’t send ours out to a service that does it for you. No. We did it ourselves. Over 4,000 full-length CDs of some such thing. Then we put the heavy jewel cases into boxes upon boxes in storage becuase….I guess we want the liner notes. Fine.
I tried to put some new songs on my iPhone and as much as I love Apple and iPhones, the filing system created by Apple is crappy and there is something that hiccups too when I try to transfer songs. So, some old Sting album is showing up on my iPhone as Outkast. Anyway, the point of this is that I have Goin’ To California by Led Zeppelin on my phone too and everytime I hear it, without fail, I am transported to the moment I first heard that song. A pool party, a guy I was crushing on, senior year high school, a mix tape that had that song on it, and some song by Erasure, among a few other gems.I can see the outdoor pool furniture, the turquoise pool, some cast of characters I don’t recall, my crush in his swim trunks handing me this prized cassette, and the boombox. I can feel the way my stomach was in knots. That is the power, as we know, of music, combined with a high school crush. But really, the music. Music in general, and those certain songs that are placemarkers for moments. I have too many to name but in my next post I will list a few and their corresponding events. What are some of yours?