Listening to Music Choice 80's channel today via my comcast cable.
On the Dark Side by John Cafferty
I must have been 11 or 12 when I first heard this song.
/On the Dark Side
//Eddie and the Cruisers
///////Chocolate Chip Cookies
/////////A lie that tells the truth
Within a matter of two to three seconds, these were all the associations that ran through my mind. I had no chance to circumvent or redirect these images and ideas. They arrived immediately upon hearing the first lyric. I haven't heard this song in maybe a decade. Amazing how the mind locks up and then releases all this stuff.
Sure it is NavelGaze, but that can be a launching point, the initiation into narrative storytelling.
So here is an exercise. Listen to a radio station that plays songs from the decade of your childhood. Listen to five songs and write down brief phrases, images, memory prompts that enter your head.