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Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain | Oliver Sacks
What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of uswe tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions.In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over usa power that sometimes we control and at other times dont. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer.This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music.From the Hardcover edition.
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Nute
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#Movember - Music: I like when there is a prompt about music in the photo challenges because listening to music is equally as important to me as reading books. I usually do the two together. I have a playlist on my iPod titled ‘Music for Reading.‘🎶 Reading penetrates to some deeper part of my brain when I‘m listening to music simultaneously. Oliver Sacks understood - music wields a power over the brain. I say music communicates with the soul.🎵

Cinfhen That‘s so interesting/ when I read I can‘t have background music....I find my concentration is broken 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Nute @Cinfhen I get that! It‘s the same for why I can‘t read and have a television on in the background. And I can‘t read in places where there are conversations like waiting rooms or on public transportation. Here‘s the deal with the music thing - it must be at low volume and only a particular type of music like classical or new age or smooth jazz...no vocals...no upbeat tempo. I really like haunting cello music while I read. Oooh...just lovely!☺️ 2w
Cinfhen Yes !!!!! to the public reading spaces and TV background/ so distracting!!! I‘ll try smooth jazz or new age. I find music is so soothing on any other circumstance 2w
Nute @Cinfhen Kindred spirits!💕 2w
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JennyM Beautiful pic 🎸 🎶 (edited) 3w
emilyhaldi Love this cover 😍 and Oliver Sacks ❤️ 3w
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Nute
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#SelfImprovementSept - Music: This is my iPod. A materialistic thing that I cherish, because it connects me to a primal love - music. Music - something so fundamentally intrinsic to my well-being that I never go anywhere without it! This iPod still travels well! 🎶

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have all my favorite songs on my phone 🎼❤️ 2mo
OriginalCyn620 😊👌🏻❤️🎶 2mo
SW-T Music is a necessity! 😊🎼 2mo
Nute @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have music on my phone, too, which is something that I said I would never do. Why? Because I have an iPod! However, my iPod is outdated. It cannot be updated anymore so I dare not try to add music to it for fear that it might wipe itself out.😳 1mo
Nute @OriginalCyn620 @SW-T Yes! It‘s music that makes the world go round!💜🎵 1mo
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Readerann
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I miss Oliver Sacks and am savoring the last few books of his that I haven‘t read. Hope all you #24in48 people are still hanging in there (at least the ones like me who have no hope of getting to 24 hours, but still have fun trying 😁)! I‘m at 14:26:00.

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batsy
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The 90s were all about music for me. I lived in some headphone bubble with the songs that helped get me through life. I tried to make this playlist as exhaustive as possible but I've already left out a few ... like Bobby Brown 😂 I was so into alternative music & female singers & dreaming about attending Lilith Fair 😍 But not forgetting hip-hop & RnB. Had to make a playlist 🤓 https://spoti.fi/2Yzi1IS #90sSpringFling @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Susannah I went to Lilith Fair in 1998! Sarah McLachlan sounded better live than on her albums. 🥰 I love your playlist, though I liked “Creep” by Radiohead better than TLC‘s song of the same name. 😉 So many memories in these songs. (edited) 8mo
batsy @Susannah Oh yes, I love Radiohead! How did I forget them! 😆 So cool that you went to Lilith!! 😍 8mo
Susannah I was very lucky to go. Good heavens, I can‘t believe it‘s been 21 years. 👵🏼 8mo
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TrishB I was about to say that about Creep! Great list. No Suede! I‘m so worried about missing someone out I can‘t finish mine. 8mo
batsy Eeep @TrishB how could I have left Suede out!! I need a do-over 😂😂 8mo
batsy @Susannah This photo challenge has given me quite the shock in realising how many years have passed 😅 8mo
CarolynM Quite a few votes for Losing My Religion, I notice. Interesting🤔 8mo
britt_brooke Fiona Apple 💚 - Great list! 8mo
BarbaraBB Wow! I love your playlist and why didn‘t I think of Kula Shaker?! 8mo
saresmoore Best. I just had a MOMENT thinking about Billy Corgan. 8mo
GripLitGrl Sweet playlists 😍🎤🎸 8mo
merelybookish Excellent playlist! I dreamed of seeing Lilith Fair too! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Tori Amos, Sade! 💜 What a great list! 8mo
LauraJ Good job on the Kula Shaker! 8mo
Cinfhen I miss record stores!!!!! OMG that‘s nostalgic ~ great playlist 8mo
batsy @CarolynM It seems like a song that defined an era. 8mo
batsy @britt_brooke I *love* her 💕 8mo
batsy @BarbaraBB @LauraJ I used to blast the song everytime it came on ... Drove my mum crazy 😂❤️ 8mo
batsy @saresmoore It's been so long since I've listened to the Pumpkins ❤️ 8mo
batsy @Cinfhen Me too! Looking at these playlists reminded me of the hours I spent browsing record stores 💕 8mo
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Megabooks I think yours is my favorite so far!! 🤩🤩 8mo
Suet624 A fantastic collection. 8mo
readordierachel Yes to all of this!! 8mo
Reggie So I creep yeayuh cause they don‘t know what I know.... lol great list. 8mo
batsy @LeahBergen @Megabooks @Suet624 @readordierachel Thank you all for indulging my music nostalgia 🤘🏽💕 8mo
batsy @Reggie And no attention goes to shooowww... Lol. Thanks Reggie! 8mo
Centique What a great playlist! How could I forget REM? There was So Much REM in my life! And man I love both versions of Creep. And what about Lump? Whenever I sing Creep, I feel I have to sing Lump next 😝 8mo
Cathythoughts Losing My Religion ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
batsy @Centique @Cathythoughts I know, I'd forgotten about my love for REM until making this playlist (shocker!), and now I'm listening to them nearly every day ❤️❤️ 8mo
kspenmoll Forgot about Lilith Fair! ❤️ 7mo
Tonton Kuka Shaker! 7mo
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RiaWritten
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I am going to be the singer in a newly formed band, so I‘m coming up with a list of songs to suggest at our meeting tomorrow. Can‘t wait! Any suggestions?

CaitZ I'm a country music fan so I don't have any suggestions, but I wanted to wish you good luck. It sounds like a fun adventure 11mo
kgriffith Never There by Cake? Mother Mother by Tracy Bonham? These are great! 11mo
RiaWritten @CaitZ All genres are welcome! 11mo
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Mitch
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So, we have new neighbours (and they have a baby due in 3 weeks!), and we share a dividing wall...they‘re not noisy, but they‘re ‘present‘. I‘m super sensitive to noise and our schedules are overlapping. I usually read with silence in the house. Any tips of some background music I can download from Apple Music to set a good reading environment if I can‘t have silence!

MatchlessMarie I love Vitamin String Quartet as background music. 12mo
Traci1 I don't listen to music, but I have an app called ambio that has a bunch of different sound files you can mix and match to set a mood. They have one that is train sounds, and I play that when I'm reading and it makes me feel like I'm reading while on a journey. It's soothing and doesn't distract from my book. 12mo
Tamra Bill Evans - jazz piano, really relaxing 12mo
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Mitch @MatchlessMarie Thank you - trying them out now x 12mo
Mitch @Tamra listening now.... x 12mo
OrangeMooseReads You might check out Spotify or Pandora for “study music” stations those tend to have classical and the like. Or even a “white noise” station. 12mo
Mitch @Traci1 just looking on the Appstore now - didn‘t think about ambient sounds...good call, thank you ❤️ 12mo
Mitch @OrangeMooseReads just found a study music playlist...👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
Booksnchill I do “ambient sounds” of nature, streams, current favorite is fireplace 12mo
OrangeMooseReads @Mitch 👍🏼 hope it helps 12mo
CrowCAH Classical or movie scores are nice, not too distracting. 12mo
Mitch @Sarah83 thank you xxx (edited) 12mo
Mitch @CrowCAH yeah, I want it to be invisible really and just stop me tuning in to other noises 12mo
Kappadeemom I listen to Yacht Rock on Spotify 😂😂 12mo
Kappadeemom Actually, sometimes I listen to Rain or Beach on Spotify. I use it sometimes when I am in hotels (which is weekly) 12mo
Mitch @Kappadeemom I‘m learning a lot today! 🤣 12mo
Kappadeemom Spotify has a lot of playlists - just search by Mood or Chill and there are a lot of options 12mo
CouronneDhiver We have neighbours with a shared wall too... they were very unkind to one another this week and I heard every word. 😬 12mo
Mitch @CouronneDhiver we‘ve always been super lucky, our neighbours know how sound travels and they‘ve been super hush. They‘ve rented the house out whilst their jobs have taken them to San Francisco for two years.... we need to drop hints with the new guys how much the sound travels, I think because we‘re so quiet they must think sound doesn‘t travel! She‘s a yoga teacher, so hoping for some zen vibes! However, she‘s also 8 months pregnant! 12mo
BooksAtNight If YouTube is an option, they also often have lots of hour long instrumental videos and playlists. I usually go for anything with the keywords “study” or “relaxing”. I also really enjoy video game sound tracks, especially if I‘m reading something action-packed. 12mo
Marilyncjackson I put on massage music. It‘s usually instrumental with nature sounds mixed in so I find it to be good background music. 12mo
Itchyfeetreader I was going to suggest a white noise app 12mo
Mitch @Itchyfeetreader @Marilyncjackson @BooksAtNight Thanks Guys, so many new things to try, much appreciated 🙏 12mo
iread2much The pride and prejudice soundtracks. They are relaxing and uplifting 12mo
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monalyisha
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Heard this song on the radio & thought I‘d share the #highlyrelatablecontent.

Other, lyrical gems:

“I'm working backwards, forwards
And left to right
And I'm pretty darn hard headed
But I can't make up my mind.”

“I like to figure things out and make everything right
But I'm secretly thrilled when everything's changing.”

Listen for yourself!:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFxpvt0fWY

Bookishthoughts Thanks!😊 12mo
youneverarrived Can definitely relate! She‘s brill 🖤 12mo
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rwmg
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Why is music so powerful and why does it have such a hold over the human race? Oliver Sachs tries to answer from his neurological practice. More questions than answers, and despite Sachs's obvious compassion it does read a bit like a freak show at times

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kspenmoll
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#Gratitude30 #November #Music #Musicophilia
Oliver Sacks has an incredible legacy, including this book.
I have learned so much from reading his works.

JackOBotts What was your first Oliver Sacks read? He was always fascinating to listen to on RadioLab, but I‘ve yet to dig into his books. Any recommendation for a starter? 12mo
kspenmoll @JackOBotts The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat was my first read. He has written so much! 12mo
bookcollecter Love this book! 12mo
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JackOBotts @kspenmoll Thank you! Oddly enough, I‘ve collected several of his works, but have yet to read them. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I‘ll have to make that one of my next reads. Thanks, again!!! 📚 12mo
Avanders Hi -- could you confirm you received your Stuffed Stocking Swap match? You can confirm here or by email. Thanks! 12mo
kspenmoll @Avanders so sorry will reply by email as well. I did receive & almost ready to go out- will post pic when I do. 12mo
Avanders @kspenmoll no worries -- thanks for responding! 😘😘 12mo
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rwmg
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How is The City & The City like Musicophilia?

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amb
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1. I'm not sure I have a favorite but in 1988/89 these guys were my jam. #NKOTB4ever
2. I am doing a couple of challenges and I set a good reads goal that seemed insane but is almost completed
3. A half hour at lunch and a half hour with my morning coffee.
4. One burglary about 5 years ago
5. I was both a Guinness world record holder and in sports illustrated during the same year.
@MinDea #humpdaypost

wanderinglynn NKOTB 4 ever! Man, I loved them back in the day. And that‘s so cool you were a record holder! 🙌🏻 1y
TheKidUpstairs I have seen NKOTB in concert 4 times. 3 of those were as a grown woman. 💖💖💖 1y
amb @TheKidUpstairs I've seen them three once as an adult and once I went to a bar where Jordan Knight was performing in support of his solo album. That wasn't as good 😐 1y
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amb @wanderinglynn probably not as impressive as it sounds lol 1y
wanderinglynn @amb Hey, I‘ve never held any kind of record. So it‘s impressive to me! 👍🏻 1y
MinDea What?!? What are you the Guinness world record holder of?!? 1y
MinDea Also, NKOTB was my first concert ever! 💙💙🙌 @TheKidUpstairs 1y
amb @MinDea I have since been usurped but it was the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guideboats, through an event called One Square Mike of home which raised money for cancer research. 1y
MinDea That's amazing! 💙💙💙 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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1- this was hard cause I love so many and it depends on my mood but right now I am listening to a lot of Dallas Green (City & Colour and Alexisonfire) and Alkaline Trio.
2- just my goodreads one which is 300.
3- probably about 3 hours
4- not a lot but I assume the general amount for suburb 10 miles outside of Portland.
5- uh I‘ve never broken a bone and I have never had braces but have really straight teeth.

#humpdaypost

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Gina
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Some people hear music while others feel it. The beauty of words set to a melody is an expression of love in it's many forms.

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cleoh
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a day late, but why not!

• currently listening to Kacey Musgraves‘ album Pageant Material and Shawn Mendes‘ album Shawn Mendes

• I don‘t have just one, but some longtime faves are Pink, Kate Voegele, Marianas Trench, and Stone Sour

• I don‘t subscribe to any, but I‘m thinking about trying Apple Music! Thoughts?

 @tournevis

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

sudi I love shawn mendes 😍 1y
cleoh @sudi me too! I didn‘t listen to his last album much (just a few songs), but I love this one 😍 1y
sudi @cleoh 🙌 1y
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 Great list of faves. I haven‘t tried Apple Music, but I love Spotify. 1y
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EchoLogical
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1. Pendulum by FKA Twigs
2. Ummm... depends on my mood 🤷🏾‍♀️
3. Again...depends on my mood but R&B, pop, and alternative are top 3
4. Just begrudgingly signed up for Apple Music
5. @Liatrek

#HelloThursday #MusicEdition

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. Lately, is been Tragically Hip's Phantom Power album, or my children singing the Little Einstein's and PJ Masks theme songs on repeat.

2. My Morning Jacket, the Hip, Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, Jenny Lewis.

3. Just about everything, depending on my mood!

4. Nope. I use Google Play Music a lot, but don't subscribe.

5. @teebe

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 Great list of faves! 👍🏻 1y
youneverarrived Jenny Lewis 😍 1y
vkois88 ♫♫ We're going on a trip in our favorite rocketship, zooming through the sky ♫♫ 😂 best part of the show! My daughter enjoyed watching it a few times, then was over it lol 1y
SleepyDragon My oldest hated Little Einsteins, back when it was on all the time. Now that they only air it in the middle of the night, my two youngest can't get enough of it. Also, we have a book that plays the PJ masks song, which I foolishly bought them at Costco. They don't even read it. They just push the one button over and over and have a dance party. Yay. Sometimes they switch it up with a Beat Bugs book that also plays music. 1y
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dariazeoli
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#HelloThursday

I‘ve had the tagged book on my TBR for years! Love music! https://www.last.fm/user/iceboxwoman/

🎵This morning was the new NIN, followed by my Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify
🎶The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, Nine Inch Nails
🎵Rock
🎶I subscribed to Spotify Premium for the next 3 months. I probably won‘t keep it. I have a huge iTunes library.
🎵If you read this, tag, you‘re it! I love this topic!

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 I love the discover weekly & daily mix playlists on Spotify. 👍🏻 1y
AmyG How is the new NIN? I love the Browse- What‘s new for me. 1y
dariazeoli @AmyG I have to give it multiple listens. It was 6:30 in the morning and too low volume fo a good critique 😉 1y
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Sarah83
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Not completely book related, but do you know this music group? 😂😂😂

Waiting at the train station so that I finally arrive home again.

Not shown the delicious 'Schokowuppi' I ate at the station. 😁

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Lcsmcat
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Many of Sacks‘ patients had #memory issues, but were reachable through music. #readingresolutions @Jess7

emilyhaldi ❤️ Oliver Sacks ❤️ 2y
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BooksAtNight
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Feeling that Oliver Sacks itch.... #Libby to the rescue!

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kathedron
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#freakyfriday #libraryhaul @LectricSheep @monalyisha @Clwojick

These look good!
(My daughter observed that Musicophilia would take ages to say because of the three rests and the minim. 🎼)

Lcsmcat I ❤️❤️❤️ Musicophilia! (edited) 2y
monalyisha The top two are on my TBR & look so good! 🙌🏻💞 2y
LauraBeth I‘ve been wanting to read The Hidden Life Of Trees 2y
LectricSheep Hooraaaaayyyy!! 2y
merelybookish Clever daughter! ☺️ 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I don‘t only get books at the library. 🙂

vivastory I love Band of Horses. Infinite Arms is a flawless CD. 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @vivastory I‘ll have to get that from the library too! 2y
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RiaWritten
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Not book related but I just bought my first ukulele! I‘ve been taking lessons for about a month and decided it was time to use my own. It‘s so pretty!

CouronneDhiver Awesome! 2y
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RiaWritten
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Finally got my shiny new turntable!!! I'm really enjoying it so far. (It's been about five minutes.)

Crystalblu I love the Dresden Dolls!! 2y
slategreyskies 😂 yay!!! 🎶 🎼 🎵 2y
AmyG Nice. I ❤️ Amanda Palmer. 2y
RiaWritten @Crystalblu @AmyG I do too! And for the moment it's the only album I have on vinyl. 2y
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zezeki
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Here's my top #5bands 😁
🎵Florence and The Machine (Florence is a powerhouse and a book lover as well, and just adorable human being)
🎵Hozier (his music is poetry)
🎵Ben Howard (darkish and mysterious)
🎵Alt - J (mysterious and full of metaphors and pop culture refrences)
🎵 Bastille (their music sounds happy but lyrics can be quite dark, and also a lot of book, movie and mythology refrences)
@miralunasbooknook

LittleWonder I love Florence and Bastille! Saw Bastille in Vegas a few years ago. Fantastic show! (edited) 2y
zezeki @LittleWonder Unfortunately, I still haven't seen any of my favourite bands live 😞 I was gonna go see Florence but it was when she broke her foot and the show got cancelled 2y
charissharpe Absolutely love Hozier, you are so right about his music! 2y
zezeki @conversationswithcharis I really hope he releases new music soon, this waiting is killing me 2y
Gezemice Florence 👍 2y
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erinreads
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Sure, I'll play along with #5bands!

🎵 Hanson
🎵 The National
🎵 Rilo Kiley (🙌🏻JENNY LEWIS 🙌🏻)
🎵 The New Pornographers
🎵 Something Corporate

I've been able to see all of them live multiple times, and while I don't really like going to concerts anymore, I would definitely drop anything to go to another one of these shows. I'm even seeing Hanson next month! 🤗 Sadly, 2/5 bands are no longer together, so no more shows from them, though. 😭

sprainedbrain I'm seeing Hanson in October! 😃 2y
sprainedbrain ...and I love every other band you have listed, too. ❤️ 2y
saresmoore My goodness, great picks! It's been so long since I listened to Something Corporate! 2y
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youneverarrived I used to love Hanson as a kid I seen them live when I was a bit older still love them 😊and Rilo Kiley!! Seen them live too Jenny Lewis is gorgeous 💕 2y
shanebeth Hanson...💛 2y
Purrfectpages I love that you listed Rilo Kiley AND Hanson! 2y
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Nonaroo
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My birthday was in April. My husband got me tickets to Natalie Merchant. So excited! Any Natalie fans here?

Marchpane Yes! Love her 🙌 2y
Nonaroo @Marchpane It was a great show! She has such a beautiful voice and her band and string quartet are great! 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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So the best laid plans, etc. It was supposed to be a family weekend, the first time we'd be together since Thanksgiving, our new granddaughter's first visit, Aunt @Ambrosnazzy would get to meet her niece. But the baby has a cold, her cousin has strep throat, and we now have a weekend alone. Went for a walk this morning and then for ice tea and reading time.

JacqMac That's disappointing. Sorry. But great backup plans. 2y
minkyb Too bad ☹️ 2y
RealBooks4ever Oh, how disappointing! I'm sure you were so looking forward to it! 😕 2y
Lynnsoprano @RealBooks4ever @minkyb @JacqMac It was disappointing, but everything has been postponed until this coming weekend. We just won't have the long holiday weekend. 2y
RealBooks4ever @Lynnsoprano Good! Those babies grow so fast you know! 💜 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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It's Tuesday, which means it's coffee and books time with hubby. Cracking open my new nonfiction read.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oliver Sacks' books are always so fascinating!! 2y
Shemac77 I miss his voice in the world so much. He was a wonderful man. 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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#bookhaul Hubby suggested I needed to go book shopping, and, being the obedient wife that I am, I did😎 I wanted something nonfiction that I can sink my teeth into, and I hope this is it. The Patrick Taylor book is for hubby, as that's what he plans for his airplane read on our August trip. And I couldn't pass up the others.

Zelma Great husband advice! 😆 knowing what I do about you and your books tastes, I think you will really like the Sacks book. 👍 2y
LectricSheep I really enjoyed Musicophilia, and I bet you will too. It sounds like what you're looking for: definitely meaty but also super engaging. I read it on vacation in Saint Martin a few years ago (so you know it's gotta be good). 2y
lildeb_8 The Bookshop on the Corner is so good! 2y
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MoMogrl
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't sure I would as I went in expecting something similar to This Is Your Brain on Music. However this is much different, more an analysis of how brain disorders affect perception of music and how music in turn can help brain disorders. This isn't a book for everyone as it does read kind of as a lot of case studies. But I enjoyed it.

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MoMogrl
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Back to my nonfiction kick. Let's see how this stacks up against other music/psychology books I've read.

Lcsmcat I loved this one! 3y
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BestDogDad
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Panpan

Musicophilia just didn't do it for me, I much preferred Dan Levitin's This is Your Brain on Music. Sacks spends much of this book talking about clinical case studies of patients with different types of rare or odd brain maladies related to music. Some of the cases were interesting but often they sounded similar and started blurring together and my attention often wandered while listening. The recipe needed a few more tablespoons of music.

BestDogDad I have not. It sounds interesting. Adding to my Goodreads list. Thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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moarbookspleaze
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Phil is recording a band and the sounds are better upstairs so you know I have dudes rocking out in my living room and I'm ready for bed.

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BestDogDad
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My next audiobook.

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Pagesflutter
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#riotgrams day 22 - Getting this #bookface shot in with less than 20 minutes to midnight. These are hard!

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smilingshelves
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Just the way the title looks makes me happy. #musicnerd

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smilingshelves
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Ah, Saturday morning.

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teebe
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Some cool fonts for #readjanuary #fortheloveoffonts ?? Is it just me or does YA use fonts more creatively? I had a harder time finding fonts I liked among "adult" books than I did YA.

RealLifeReading The font for Fire And Stars is gorgeous! 3y
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DragonSadhana

Does anyone know if there's an app like Litsy for music? It's another big love in my life. I often put on playlists while I read, and I listen obsessively to certain albums while working or running or cleaning. I collect vinyl and I am helping out with a friend's music podcast. I used to be a DJ, and in some ways, I still am for any event at work. Give me a music app like Litsy! #musicophilia

Maike That would be great! 3y
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MrBook
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#BookNMusic! While sipping my vanilla caramel tea and having #Coale cuddling up beside me, I happened to glance at my screen and #Spotify was playing this song ☺. It's part of a piano playlist for reading. A nice, soothing song 😌. #TheMrBookSealOfApproval #readingmusic

QuietlyLaura I love listening to music while reading! Classical, New Age, and Instrumental. 3y
MrBook @thirstyreader #KindredSpirits 😎👌🏻🙌🏻! 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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jdtchicago

Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.

JanuarieTimewalker13 The ocean does this too, especially for autistic children. 3y
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Pickpick

A heartwarming book - Sack's stories show the profound impact of music on even the most damaged brains, and how important music is to the human experience. 🎶

Readingrobin After listening to "Gratitude" last weekend, I'd love this. 3y
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❤️😢 So beautiful! This is wondrous and and wonderful. http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/get-a-first-look-at-neuroscientist-oliver-sac....

ImaginativeMom I love this book. And him. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi @ImaginativeMom He had such a beautiful mind! 3y
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