A tribute to the connection between music & memory

Last night we decided to turn on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.  While finding the show mostly unwatchable for many years, with the exception of digital shorts, I had heard that both Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin were on and I love Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin.   Radiohead was the musical guest, and as they started playing I hadn’t realized how much enjoyment they would bring me.

That realization came as I heard Thom Yorke’s voice and suddenly was transported back to wintertime in high school, doing paintings on ceiling tiles, taking classes at the Art Institute, wearing giant vintage coats, tall shoes, and shredded tights, loving Audrey Hepburn, and reading Chuck Palahniuk.

What power music can have to bring back the abandoned memories of things no longer thought about.  I’ll definitely be listening to a lot more Radiohead from this point forward.  I feel guilty for having forgotten.