Tue. Jul. 16, 2019

Music is the timeline of our lives. How about yours?

Timeline ˈtʌɪmlʌɪn/ noun: timeline; plural noun: timelines; noun: time line; plural noun: time lines.
a graphical representation of a period of time, on which important events are marked.

Music TimelineMusic is the timeline of our lives. Pretty much as as a matter of fact. As listening to music invariably brings to images. This being what we call the power of transportation making it so essential in our lifetime. As linking us to either imaginary situation (the dream), either specific fragments of our past (the reality). Of course this power (of transportation) is not limited to music. It could apply to a book or a movie. But also a landscape or a piece of architecture. If not a fragrance or a taste. But I tend to figure – feel free to correct me if I’m wrong – music would be the first of them coming to mind, because of its proximity…

Just like definining who ever from hen and the egg came first… Kinda hard to know whether music we come to listen to defines who we are or vice-versa. As the two seem so per se related. As for what I’m humbly concerned, I would tend to think I’ve been caught up by music that defines who I’ve become professionally speaking. With who I’ve become on a personal level defining the music I’ve been listening to along the years.

Nothing could predict back that the European guy I am would ever come to embrace the Afro-American culture. Beginning with its music. Unless a combination of circumstances in addition to my sensibility making the whole happening that way, I suppose

Sitting next to piles of records covering 5 decades of music, I can say almost each of them brings me back to a specific souvenir. Combined with its artwork and eventually its release date, which unfortunately has progressively become harder since the arrival of the mp3 format. So impersonal and cold as ice in comparison. This makin’ me wonder if ever this hadn’t have any bad effect for the last generations. Beginning with the obvious lack of identification it has implied since the systematization of its releasing process. Time should tell once again. Even though and despite its undeniable handiness, it’s way less exciting (and social to) to download a file than coming to be listening to pieces of wax at one of the few remaining record stores here and there. With the same applying to DJing with a laptop as opposed to turntables as a matter of fact!

First kiss, love of a lifetime, break up, holidays, birth, passing, memory… As many facts in life we may easily relate to from a specific piece of music. Music is the timeline of our lives, this making it so special. Let us know about yours…

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