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When the Right Music Finds You at the Right Time

My 25-year journey with an album I just heard for the first time

Photo: MirageC / Getty Images

We are the beneficiaries of a secular miracle. Right now, beneath our fingertips, we have access to more music than we could ever possibly listen to. And like most miracles, we take it entirely for granted. Of course we can listen to any music we like, anytime we like, at…

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Saul Austerlitz

Saul Austerlitz

Author of Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era +4 more. Work published in the NY Times and many others. Teacher at NYU.