Memory Playlist

By Neil Arthur


I have walked into rooms or along hallways where one of my senses have picked up an essence of my mother. Opened boxes long closed
and have once again been in the company of my father. These fragmented moments, like memory mementoes, then trigger an overwhelming avalanche of emotive responses. In a similar way music has the potential for the same cause and effect, although i was surprised at the path my own choices took, being split between favourite and hopefully memory triggering references. Once i started the list it was difficult to stop, not because i wanted more songs in that list, but because thankfully as I am now, each song started the surge of emotive memory linking the past to the present and towards a future. Sound And Vision and Satellite Of Love will, with hope, remind me of my beautiful children, now grown up, but those two tracks take me back to their early years and our bond.

In no particular order:

Fats waller / Andy Razaf – Ain’t Misbehaving

T. Rex – Ride A White Swan

Mungo Jerry – In the summertime

David Bowie – Sound and Vision

Povel Ramel – Far, jag kan inte få upp min kokosnöt

Brian Eno – Golden Hours

Brian Eno – Fullness of wind (Variations on ‘The Canon in D Major’ by Johann Pachelbel – Discreet Music

The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

Lcd Soundsystem – Someone Great

NEU! – Seeland

Pere Ubu – Non-Alignment Pact

Johnny Cash – Big River

Lou Reed – Satellite of Love

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