All The Songs
In this monthly newsletter, I will share with you one piece from my memoir-by-playlist project Everyone I’ve Ever Loved & All The Songs That Remind Me Of Them.
In each issue I will also tell you what I’ve been reading, listening to, watching, cooking and drinking as a way of sharing recommendations and providing an update on daily life.
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Everyone I’ve Ever Loved & All The Songs That Remind Me Of Them
For this memoir-by-playlist project, I write 500 words on my memories of a song. These vignettes offer a glimpse in to the rich and varied emotions we all experience in our lifetimes through showing a brief slice of my life at a particular time, in how I relate to a certain song. What the music brings up might be shallow or it could be intense. The memory may be joyful or thick with sorrow, a reflection on pleasure or a heavy exploration of fear. Whatever emotions a song dredges up from the spectrum of human feeling, they are true.
I remember snippets alongside songs. This is the soundtrack to my life. Let me be clear: Everyone I’ve Ever Loved & All The Songs That Remind Me Of Them is not a curated selection of the coolest songs I want to associate myself with. Some of them are my jam, others are trashy and catchy - all manner of music has been part of my life.
This project invites the reader to consider, where does this song take you? What does it remind you of? Where were you in your life when you last listened to this track?
About Jazial Crossley
Jazial Crossley is a writer based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is a multi-award winning journalist whose writing has been published in The Spinoff, Rip It Up, The Melbourne Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Stuff, Sunday Star Times, National Business Review, The Press, Waikato Times and more. She has worked as the editor of two print magazines. She holds an MBA from Victoria University of Wellington, a BA from The University of Auckland and a journalism diploma.