Aug 22, 2010 The power of a sound, smell, touch, and taste
Sound, touch, taste and smell can bring deeply-vaulted memories to the very surface. For instance, one day the dentist was about to stick a small piece of cotton in my cavity during the process of filling it, and I went ape-sh*t in response, because the cotton was soaked in ether, which a few years before sunk me into an awake-seeming nightmare when used to put me asleep during my tonsillectomy. Once the dentist started reassuredly whiffing the soaked cotton on his nose without passing out, I realized I was not going to be put asleep by the balls, and proceeded with the procedure.
Through this blog entry, I am unable to present any smells, touches or tastes. Left with sound and visuals to present, I here post the music video of the Psychedelic Furs performing “Love My Way”. No matter how much the song got overplayed in 1982, and no matter how much it has been borrowed for commercials, for me “Love My Way” captures part of the key essence of rock music in the early 1980’s during a time before the Internet and before compartmentalized digital audio recordings overtook the flow of analog audio recordings. For me, the song transports me back nearly 28 years.