As a kid I played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 like it was going out of style. I’m listening to its soundtrack right now and it’s funny that I still know the lyrics for almost all the songs—like Bad Religion’s “You” or “Out with the old” by Alleylife. At that time, I didn’t even know all the bands. I guess those games formed my taste of music for the rest of my life.
Songs can be wonderful bridges to our past. We should use them more often. They remember us of a time that seemed better and simpler. Of course we remember mostly the good stuff—but that’s fine with me.