Reminiscing About Music

I got my first cassette player when I was about 8 years old, and someone gave me a tape with “Somebody’s Knocking” by Terry Gibbs.  It was the only cassette I had, so I would play that song, rewind the tape, and play it again.

The song isn’t considered a classic or anything like that, but it will always have a special place in my heart.  It brings back so many memories and makes me feel like a kid again.

World’s Largest Jukebox

Gwen and I decided to check out the world’s largest functioning jukebox, which is located in Huntsville, Alabama.  It’s 22 feet tall and built on the side of a building.

The jukebox has inferred cameras and songs are played based on where people stand on the sidewalk.  It was cool that we didn’t have to pay to listen to the music; however, getting it to play a specific song was a bit cumbersome.

We stood on the sidewalk, listening to the music, and laughing about the whole thing.  It was an interesting thing to experience.

Thinking About Music – Quotes

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.  – Bob Marley

Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories.  And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.  – Stevie Wonder

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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.  – Ludwig Von Beethoven

I think music in itself is healing.  It’s an explosive expression of humanity.  It’s something we are all touched by.  No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.  – Billy Joel