Music from another age

Matchbox Twenty album

A post from another blog (Write me a book, John!) got me thinking of how important music has been in my life. I’ve been going through my music collection downloading some of it to my new computer. It’s funny to look back at what I’ve collected over the years, it’s very much like a scrapbook, you can remember what was going on in your life when you downloaded that song. Remember napster? Those were the good old days.

One of the most prolific bands in my music library has always been Matchbox Twenty. I got to see Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) last summer and it was the best concert I’ve ever been. It was all ages, though it was those of us in our late to mid twenties who were obviously the die hard fans. It was funny to see the teens and tweens whip out their iPhones to look up lyrics to songs that were popular before they were even born. It really made me better appreciate the staying power of the two bands and made me feel a little old.

What about you? What music will you always carry with you? What’s your favorite music memory?


2 thoughts on “Music from another age

  1. Hello in the far-off Berkshires! I saw you dip a toe into the WordPress waters when you kindly commented on my post about my writing method. I tracked you back here (to the famous Berkshires) and found you posting about writing with music!
    It would take me too long to enumerate the ways that music helps me with my writing (which is the most important thing I do) – but if you want to meet a huge munch of other writers who feel the same way, keep an eye on my series The Undercover Soundtrack. And, by chance, one of my guest writers singled out Matchbox 20.
    Good to meet you!


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