Born in the 60’s, I had the great fortune to have music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s permeating the airwaves from childhood to early adulthood. I think much of what resonates for most people musically is what they listened to during these “formative years.” I also had the benefit of having brothers, relatives, and friends with a great love of music as well, helping me broaden and expand my horizons musically. I have owned over the years thousands of “albums”, in the form of cassettes (though never 8-tracks!), vinyl albums, CDs, and eventually digital purchases on iTunes. And now with the advent of streaming music services, my access to music is endless.
Albert Einstein’s quote perhaps summarizes my life the best: “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
And further, turning to a philosopher of ancient Greece for more wisdom about the impact of music in my life, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato