At times I find myself making connections that seemingly make no sense. I'll hear something or see something and it will remind me of something that seems to exist in an entirely different realm. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It's mostly a confusing thing during conversation when I bring up what appears to be a non sequitur but I swear there was a connection in my head.
Children of the 90s blog. Among the choice selections here is "California Love" by Dr. Dre and Tupac. Now I am not a fan of rap, however Tupac holds a special place in my heart. Many an afternoon in high school was spent sitting in my friend's basement playing Golden Eye and listening to the All Eyez On Me album. (Ah, the suburbs.) I won't say I'm a fan of Tupac; it's more of a Stockholm Syndrome but with music because I had to listen to it so often.
I suppose even without a direct or even conscious connection, The Iliad is still managing to influence modern works. Or else I just see connections where none exist. But if you'd like to play 6 degrees of The Iliad with something else as random as west coast rap, please include it in the comments!