16 May 2008

Music and the Mind: A Series

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing a series on Music and the Mind, based in part on Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Sacks, the author of the book-turned-movie Awakenings, has explored
27 Jun 2008

Of Star Wars, Rita Coolidge and My Memory

Every time I hear Rita Coolidge’s “(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” I am immediately taken back to 1977, the first time I heard the song. I was all of 8 years old, and I