"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

aural memories

I am flipping through my itunes library and I realized that I have a lot of music that I haven't listened to in a long time, so I started playing select songs from different parts of my life.

for me, song memories are second only to smell memories.

I am in my geo metro, or my other geo metro, or in my condo in ct, or in the subway, or in my apartment, or in a theater, or in my dorm, or my bedroom, or my old ipod, or my tape player, cd player, waking me up before work, on the ride to school, in russia, with someone, missing someone, longing for someone, dancing, romancing, drinking, headbanging in 7th grade, whatever...

sometimes I try not to create connections with songs, but it usually happens anyway.

say, for instance, the song "alive" by pearl jam. one of the better rock songs of all time. I was listening to that on my bicycle on my way home from school the day I found out my grandmother died. Those two things will always be tied together.

Then there are also the disks that make me feel safe and sleepy. I use these when I travel, it settles me and makes me happy when everyone else seems stressed.

but most of all my songs are people in locations in specific moments in time, and that's sort of how I like to remember things... now, how to document it...