The Impact of Music
Over the last few years I have received a ton of fan mail regarding much of my old work. I admit at first I was perplexed as to the reason so many fans seemed to admire my ancient compositions on the old Sierra games and the DOOM and Quake games over my more recent (and far superior quality) work.
I have since thought about this often and I think I am beginning to understand the power of nostalgia and memory recall. Many of the letters reference very specific memories of spending time with friends or loved ones, going through a tough time, or needing to escape the pressure that life can sometimes bring to bear on us. Some are so heartfelt and in some cases life altering that I have been brought to tears with the realization that I have made a positive difference in the lives of so many people. Hearing from so many of you is truly a blessing and an honor. I’l do my best to continue to pour my heart and soul into my work in hopes that the young people of today will hold my current work with the same regard as my early work.
One last thing:
I recently received an email that I was not able to respond to due to an invalid email address. I try to respond as quickly as possible to all fan mail and my response bounced back in this case. So, I just wanted to thank J. Brown for his kind email and wish him the best for such nice sentiments as follows.
“Dear Aubrey, just wanted to thank you for your awesome music. It helped make my childhood awesome. Whether it was playing quake 2 on n64 with my cousin or blasting away demons with a shotgun in doom 64, I can always think about your music and those memories come flooding back. Just wanted to say thank you for your work, it has made an impact in my life.”
To all of my fans, whether you have sent mail to me or not, I thank you sincerely for such kind letters of support and am honored to be a part of such happy memories.