Music is and will always be something that moves us to emotion. Some are impacted more by specific songs. Ruben Alamo tells us the nostalgia behind music for him.
On my way to work, hit a traffic jam and there’s nowhere to go, well let’s hearsome music. Now I’m changing stations looking for music I know, music that ringsa bell, music that gets me pumped for the meeting I’m late for.Where is the music that took us out of bed when we were teenagers? The musicplaying in the background when we kissed our girlfriend-now wife for the firsttime?
I mean, there are oldies stations but hearing music from today leaves me a sourtaste when I look for a little meaning in the lyrics.
Many songs come to my mind, from power songs to love songs to happy songs, Ican think of some of my favorites like The rolling stones playing “Start me up”,that would definitely get you going even after a long night out dancing, Depechemode with “A question of lust”, U2 playing “So cruel”, Neil Diamond playing “Iam I said”, or Cat Stevens playing “father and son” or “Wild world”; oh baby it’sa wild world!
Then it’s also the music I listen to while taking my kids to school, what kind ofmusic do I share with them? Which song can I play to transmit to them the identityfrom my youth? I would like them to know their daddy had to go through somerough times and never lost drive and faith, getting some motivation from friendsand family, how later my motivation became falling in love with their mother andafterwards my biggest motivation became knowing each of my kids was beingbirth. All of these periods of my life have a few songs I can relate to, it’s like amovie’s soundtrack and I can’t tell my life’s story the right way without addingsome music to it.
I believe every generation is identified with certain music not only by the way they dance, but the way they act, the actual political and economic situation, and Iwouldn’t dare to say one was better than other but I can say I’m glad we had somereally good music to get a little extra inspiration to go through our youth.
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