We’re only human after all~

The Brain-Music Connection:

As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or leaving home for good, music is profoundly linked to personal memories.

Master laughs at dievca because of her music choices — she’s pretty eclectic, but when something from her “childhood” comes through the volume gets turned up and she sings…badly. Please note that Master is of a different generation and He holds the opinion that His musical past is superior to dievca’s. she is fine with that because she likes His music, too.

Master and His dievca have used music to set scenes – but nothing has stuck as a primary song moment…yet. 

Our brains are hard-wired to connect music with long-term memory.

Even for persons with severe dementia, music can tap a deep emotional recall. For people suffering from Alzheimer’s, memory for things—names, places, facts—is affected, but  the memories from their teenage years might be well-preserved.

And when favorite music or songs associated with important personal events trigger the memory of  an experience, the beloved music often calms a chaotic brain. It helps the listener to focus on the present and regain a connection to others.

Here’s the song which started this whole post from a band who hasn’t seemed to age, musically:

1986:

2010:

Level 42 – Something About You (live), Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016:

LEVEL 42 – SOMETHING ABOUT YOU/LESSON IN LOVE

Ooh…
Ooh…

Now – how can it be that a love
Carved out of caring fashioned by fate
Could suffer so hard
From the games played much too often
But making mistakes is a part of life’s imperfections
Born of the years
Is it so wrong to be human after all?

Drawn into the stream of undefined illusion
Those diamond dreams, they can’t disguise the truth

That there is something about you, baby, so right
I wouldn’t be without you, baby, tonight

If ever our love was concealed
No one can say that we didn’t feel
A million things, and a perfect dream of life, gone fragile, but free
We remain tender together
If not so in love
It’s not so wrong; we’re only human after all.

These changing years, they add to your confusion
Oh and you need to hear the time that told the truth

That there is something about you, baby, so right
Don’t want to be without you, baby, tonight
Because there’s something about you, baby, so right
I couldn’t live without you, baby, tonight

Ooh…
Ooh…
And there’s something about you
I couldn’t live without you
Tonight

Written by Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Edward, Jr. Holland, Lamont Dozier, Lamont Herbert Dozier • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
 

What will dievca remember?
Driving on the Midwestern Highways,
sun shining, windows down, music cranked — singing.
Happiness.

(but please excuse dievca as she starts to sing the Fixx’s
“One Thing Leads to Another”
– she’s on a roll. XO)


14 Comments on “We’re only human after all~”

  1. Ret MP says:

    Crank it up, d. Love the imagery of the drive down the highways, windows down, music at top volume.

    • dievca says:

      Something that I do yearly when I head home for family. It’s when I practice driving after a year off, you might want to clear the roads if you hear me coming. 😀

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Sometimes the tackiest music from our youth brings a nostalgic tear to the eye. X

  3. darkgemdom says:

    They were terrible live.
    Studio band for sure
    M

  4. Oh gosh I still have that record. In a 45! Loved it!


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