The 51-second mark of Honkeyball's "Kemosabe."
The 4:38 mark of Metallica's "One."
When The Police hit the 2:31 mark on "Driven to Tears."
What do these points in musical time have in common? They're a few of my moments of bliss, little goosebump triggers. Every time I get to those points in those songs, I'm excited, no matter how many times I listen to them. These are by no means the only songs that bring on this response. Other artists, ranging from Susan Tedeschi to Queen, the Flaming Lips to James Brown, elicit similar Pavlovian responses.
That's why, as much as I love movies, television and books, nothing hits me like music does.
And "Driven to Tears":