Life is special, I know it, you know it, everybody knows it. A time comes, sooner or later in which we all experience a kind of ‘inconvenience’, something we didn’t prepare for at all but just happened. We fall in love, we lose our job, we get married, we experience a new sensation, we get hurt, we feel lost or lose someone, etc. When something unexpected happens to me I like to write about it, give my feelings and emotions a place where they can relax and chill out for a while.

Listen and relax

To write about my feelings and emotions I always need some music, a special song, a trigger, as it were. I listen to my favorite music offline using my computer or online using You Tube or SoundCloud. I don’t play any instrument and I only sing in the shower or when I am alone, I even think my cat sings better than me, but music really helps me sometimes to put order to my thoughts, to reach clarity, at least for the duration of the song, than I click rewind and continue writing.

Music communicates with you and gives you a stimulus to which you respond in a good way or in a bad way. Hopefully you are able to extract the positive vibes, like I do, and use them to give you strength, to cry when you need to shed a tear, to have fun when you feel like dancing, to share your feelings when you feel shy. Music is a wonderful instrument created to reach and touch everyone.

And the best thing of all is that today you have a bunch of tools at your disposal to recover that special song that made your heart beat faster and your head spin around like a roller coaster. Imagine you are in a bar, you hear a familiar sound, you get goosebumps, it’s the song they were playing when you kissed for the first time but you can’t remember the title.

Your song, your memory

If you have a Smartphone near you, SoundHound ready (you can download the App for free), tap the orange button and after a few seconds the name of your beloved track will appear on the screen. You can also use it when you are watching a movie or Tv show at home, but if you are looking for a song from your popular Tv show I would recommend you to use TuneFind. You search the Tv show you are looking for and the episode where you heard the song and you will find a list of all the songs played during that particular episode together with a free music sample to check if it is the right song. Sometimes they even include a scene description under the track’s name.

Once you have found the song you were looking for just find the ‘right’ way to add it to your playlist, or should I say your digital diary. I feel like every song I have on my playlist tells a story, a moment in life hidden in a song, no one can unravel your secrets or feelings, only you have the key, your mind, your heart, your ability to feel an emotion, to remember a special moment while listening to a certain song. Your secret code no one understands because every song has a different meaning to every single one of us.

History of Music (The Origins of Music – Nils Lennart Wallin, Björn Merker): Music is found in every known culture, past and present, varying widely between times and places. Since all people of the world, including the most isolated tribal groups, have a form of music, it may be concluded that music is likely to have been present in the ancestral population prior to the dispersal of humans around the world. Consequently, music may have been in existence for at least 55,000 years (…)

Music, in my opinion, is an art that just doesn’t need any explanation, its strength lies in its diversity, you listen to the right song, to a piece of music that grabs your ear and you will feel it.