Music has impacted my life's memories in a lot of ways. For me, a lot of songs from the 90s and up make me more depressed and I don't like most, while a lot of music from before carries with it a sound that feels more nostalgic, especially since I was raised on older classics. Certain songs I've heard at horrible points in my life make me feel nostalgic about other things, but then they make me depressed about that terrible event.
Music connects to me on a hugely emotional level and without it I don't think I'd have too many ways to remember my own past. It's the catalyst that activates my memory, along with certain films, shows and video games in pop culture, all reminding me of different chapters in my life.