Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

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Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

Postby Minnie the Minx » 07 Oct 2017, 02:31

In 1977, when I was 7, my Dad left my Mum. I came home from school and he'd gone, leaving quite a scene. In the months and years that passed, I heard quite a bit about this from my Mum, but actually, the first time that I developed an "independent" understanding of the trauma that adults go through was through seeing this video for the first time



My Mum could wail all she wanted, and did, but this video totally had my attention and rammed it home in a big way. I watched all the adults walking away from each other and especially the lasses in the snow at the end - my Dad left in Winter - and I felt like I understood "emotions of grown ups and how difficult life was" for the first time. The reason I'm posting this is because I have never seen this video since that year until today when I was having a Friday YouTube extravaganza and I was astonished to find that I found this video exactly as distressing as I did in 1977! That's the first instance I remember of not just music but the video being profoundly upsetting.

Any video ever done that for you?
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Re: Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Oct 2017, 00:17

Bunch of TWATS
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Re: Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

Postby fange » 13 Oct 2017, 02:34

bee-eating feminist says you're late wrote:Bunch of TWATS

Who, ABBA? ;)


The video i immediately thought of for triggering memories is Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights'. When ever i see it, especially the ending part where she is waving, i'm taken back to the day when i visited my grandma in her village in Greece. As we were driving away in my uncle's car, i looked out the back window up the hill towards my yaya's house, and she'd come out onto her balcony and was waving to us goodbye, a tiny figure against a massive backdrop of mountainside and sky. It was the last time i saw her.
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Re: Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Oct 2017, 02:44

I just went and watched it and now I'm crying too :(
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Re: Forty year old memory jolt thanks to YouTube

Postby Tactful Cactus » 13 Oct 2017, 13:09

While we're on ABBA, this recent performance is really great. The polish of an ABBA single can gloss over how intricate these songs are.

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Postby kewl klive » 13 Oct 2017, 13:22

I’m not so sure. It seems brittle and jaunty without the voices.
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