Sound Bite: Music is a blob of mercury Some things you can break down, and some things are ineffable. Some things are just part of that mystery where all creative energy comes from. It’s part of the soul. Music is an ever-moving blob of mercury. -Rosanne Cash offering an alternate opinion in this interesting New York Times article that examines the science behind our emotional reaction to music. Posted on April 21, 2011 by Tara Seetharam and filed under Sound Bites.