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Music Nostalgia

DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
I have just bought my first ever MP3 player, why I didn't before I have no idea, they are great. 
I put my golden oldies on it and it got me to thinking about the past. All the songs are as fresh as they were back then, even in mono, remember that? I'm thinking mostly around the late 60's. (My mid teens.) as well as beyond. All the people I met, all those I wish I had, friends made, friends lost, good times, along with the bad, Things that put a smile on my face and those that don't. Things that shaped my life and things that came close to destroying it. What I should have done, what I didn't and why. 
We all look back on the good memories, but what about the bad? They have after all played a huge part in the making of us after all.
I tend to look back on them all with a kind of fondness, I do own them, whether I want to or not, for they are as much a part of me as life itself. 🤷‍♂️
Any thoughts on past memories? and the music you listened to?
One of my biggest regrets is not meeting my wife Lori earlier I was 47 now married 20yrs.
The again she is American, the ' big pond' was between us, but not now. 😍

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    That's a lovely thread 

    Music  does indeed provoke memories and for me both good and bad 

    Some songs make me cry for what I have lost others bring joy of happy times 

    I think like you no matter what we have been through it makes us who we are today 

    One of my biggest regrets is staying with my ex when I knew he was cheating . But I kept pushing it away for sake of our son , but it all came out in the end and he left. I could have avoided 3 years of pretence and heartache if I had acted on my gut instinct 
  • Caz_ScopeCaz_Scope Posts: 566

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    edited April 19
    What a brilliant idea for a thread @Dragonslayer! Thank you for starting this thread :)

    I wholeheartedly agree! The beauty of music is such that it helps us make memories of those things that have put a smile on my face, and those things that haven't. It's bittersweet really, isn't it?

    I need to put my thinking cap on to be able to answer this one properly, but I'm sure it will be very insightful reading what other members have to say about their own music nostalgia memories.
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  • Welshjayne2021Welshjayne2021 Member Posts: 81 Courageous
    The Eurythmics Touch LP. This always takes me back to when I met my husband in 1983.  Great thread.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    @janer1967
    Sad story, but I'm pleased to hear it came out all right in the end.
    Thank you for sharing.
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    @mikehughescq
    Thanks for the link, just looked at it, saved it to read again.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 3,775 Disability Gamechanger
    I couldn't live without my music, most of which is from the mid 50's to early 60's, I have 1,500 on you tube and recently have been listening to my alexa.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
    I actually really dislike the article as yet again the implication is that only vinyl attracts such memories. 30 years of CDs says otherwise.
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering



    A song that brings back a memory is.= Roy Orbison – I drove all night.
     
    When Lori first arrived here, I drove through the night to Gatwick to meet her.
    I only had one pound coin in my pocket. My cards were all maxed out, having spent it all on fitting out a new bought house. (We still live there) I had money in the bank but no way of getting at it.
    I parked not knowing how I would get the car out of the car park. I had to ask her for the money a little later I drove straight through a red light while looking at her. (She screamed) nearly killing us both. Then drove the wrong way down a one-way road.
    I then went through a junction the wrong way, causing locals watching to laugh. Then Got us hopelessly lost. The car then started to make funny noises and play up and I wondered if it would keep running.  
    I finally booked us into a pricey hotel without knowing how I would ever pay for it. And later had to ask if she could pay. My card did in the end work, but I was a little worried at the time
     
    First impressions mean a lot they say. Still, she stayed with me.


  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 754 Pioneering
    Music does really affect your mood. I listen to music everyday. I have always got the radio or am listen to songs on YouTube. My go to song when I feel upset or I am in a bad mood is satellite by the hooters it is such a happy folk rock song and always make me smile.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    I find that music can change your mood instantly. So many occasions where I've felt down or low energy, I stick on one of my favourite tracks and it can be instantly transforming.
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    @Ross_Scope
    I totally agree with all you say. I always have a tune or song in my head that fits the mood I am in at the time. 
    Now I have a MP3 player I can take all of my tracks with me.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    Glad to hear you have an MP3 player @Dragonslayer! I've had Spotify for a year or so and the convenience that provides is super for me.
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    Hi @Ross_Scope
    I've got Spotify but only the free version, so I can't download anything.
    We also have free Amazon music with Prime, but so do many others without prime and I still can't download on that either. They just give it £2 cheaper. That will bring it down to Spotify price. So I'm not sure which one to go for.
    Maybe you could explain just how Spotify works for me please?
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,665 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 24
    I feel like a dinosaur as I still download my music from iTunes (paying for 1 song at a time)!

    Never thought we’d get to a point where I could say that!!
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    Hi @Dragonslayer. I don't use Spotify premium because I can be a bit of a cheapskate :D But I'd say it probably is worth it if you're listening to music a lot. I believe that the features of the paid service include:
    • being able to download music
    • no adverts on music when streaming
    • unlimited skips
    • being able to listen to any song you want, rather than it playing a playlist of related songs
    I think you can only download songs and such with Amazon Music Unlimited, which is an extra service. I believe that it may be cheaper for Prime customers though than non-Prime customers, so it's worth checking that.

    Does that help? Feel free to ask any further questions, and I can try and either find out or let someone with first-hand experience answer for you :) 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    edited April 24
    Does iTunes even still exist @66Mustang? :D I thought it was all Apple Music now? Things do feel like they're moving on quickly, I agree.
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    I feel like a dinosaur as I still download my music from iTunes (paying for 1 song at a time)!

    Never thought we’d get to a point where I could say that!!

    Come on @66Mustang, get with it LOL. (By the way do we still say that?) 😉
  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    Hi @Tori_Scope
    Thanks for the explanation. I am leaning towards Spotify, it seems easier to get around somehow and thanks for explaining something about it. 👍
    I think one of the reasons is, like you I am also a bit of cheapskate. For me it will depend on how much I use it. I will consider it a little while longer. I keep thinking we pay out enough with TV channels, movies, mobiles, prime on top of all the usual bills, but then its only money I suppose.
     😁
    If I get 'lost' I'll ask for more help.
  • Caz_ScopeCaz_Scope Posts: 566

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    Just spotted your link to that BBC news story @mikehughescq.

    I like it - 'a diary of my life in the grooves'. Look forward to reading the full article. Thank you for posting that for us. 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,033

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    From using the free version I've found it pretty easy to navigate @Dragonslayer. I think there's a reason it's one of the more popular streaming services. I got used to using Deezer as it used to have a better free service than Spotify did (in my opinion!), but that quickly changed once it became more popular. 

    There's nothing wrong with taking your time to work out whether it'd be worth it. I believe that you can also get a 1 month free trial, so that might be worth looking into as well. 
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Community Co-Production Group Posts: 916 Pioneering
    @Tori_Scope
    I'm still thinking about it. Already put together a playlist of all my golden oldies I would like to download, also some Motown, but not sure what I would want after that. I suppose I could always be sneaky and do it on the free trail! 😉 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,192

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    Ideally, I'd download all of my music at a high quality and store it locally on my devices, but the time commitment required is too much for me at this time. I spent a few years doing it that way and it became impossible to maintain because I wanted to get so much. 

    I resorted to just using Spotify, which is really straight forward to use and works well with smart speakers. Not a fan of the audio quality it provides though, I'm hoping they launch an HD service one day like Amazon or Tidal.

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