If you have not seen the video of Henry, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient in an Americannursing home, suddenly become revived by hearing the music of his youth through an iPod, then stop whatever you’re doing and watch it. A week later, it still makes me tear up.
Wow. If this doesn’t remind you of the power of music, I don’t know what else will. It’s just someone shoved me in the chest, hard. I wonder, too, if people have noticed this already or not, even with Walkmen or playing a record. Amazing, good stuff.