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#125579 - 03/10/06 02:21 PM The music effect
kniob Offline
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Registered: 03/04/06
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Hmmmm... Lately I've been listening to songs by Korn. I feel like I need to cry and this seems to be the only band with songs that I feel like crying too.

Anyone here feel the same...maybe about a different band?

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#125580 - 03/10/06 03:16 PM Re: The music effect
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Registered: 05/02/05
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kniob,

By the time I was your age I had already gone into denial about what had been done to me. I still felt the pain and trauma though, and I was drinking and using a lot of drugs to numb out. I was very unhappy and felt pretty worthless.

I followed most of the rock bands of that time, but the one that really helped me a lot was Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I was also (and still am) into the blues and liked almost all of the old stuff. I didn't think of this until I read your post here, but I think the music I was listening to helped me by allowing to hope I wasn't all alone. And yes, this was good music if I needed to cry.

Much love,
Larry

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#125581 - 03/10/06 11:14 PM Re: The music effect
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I once went to a concert a few years ago of a new age artist. I basically cried most of the way through it. The music touched such a deep part within me much like the music I create. I believe music travels to places within us that words, thoughts and actions can not get to. I believe music is the language of the soul, body and mind.

Don

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#125582 - 03/11/06 03:23 AM Re: The music effect
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Loc: Arlington, Virginia
I've had a similar reaction during a performance of Die Walkure, at the end, where Wotan has to take immortality away from Brunnhilde for her transgressions, effectively condemning her to death, if not to an immediate one. He sings a final melody to her called "Der Augen leuchtendes Paar," which is all about how much he has adored gazing into his favorite daughter's eyes in her various moods. It is an aria of the most tender regret, coupled with the resolve of a punishing parent/god. It has caused me to sob quietly during performance; listening to it on the stereo can bring on a louder release.

John

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#125583 - 03/11/06 06:12 AM Re: The music effect
kniob Offline
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Wow, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that music effects.

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#125584 - 03/11/06 01:28 PM Re: The music effect
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Kniob,

I love music. I have whole selections of music for various moods. I can cry to most any song that talks about "heart" stuff.

Then there is the "anger" music, and the "happy" music.

Can you tell that I love music.

There was a song By the group Abba years ago that had the following lyrics which have stuck in my brain.

I've often wondered
how did it all start?
Who found out that nothing
Can capture a heart
Like a melody can?
Well, whoever it was
I'm a fan

So I say thank-you for the music
The songs I'm singin'
Thanks for all the joy they're bringin'
Who can live without it?
I ask in all honesty
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank-you for the music
for giving it to me

Just my $0.02 worth.

Lots of love,

John

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#125585 - 03/11/06 07:54 PM Re: The music effect
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kniob,

When I was your age and destroying myself with alcohol and drugs, I thought the song that best described how I felt was Jimi Hendrix' "Voodoo Chile". Totally undirected emotion.

Much love,
Larry

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As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
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#125586 - 03/13/06 11:50 PM Re: The music effect
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Lately I find myself crying more over songs of friendship. One that really moves me is Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Simon and Garfunkel. On a more modern note, I find Evanescence and Enya quite moving.

As I first read this though, I was listening to an oldie by Petula Clark called My Love. I remember hearing it as a little boy, and liking it back then.

Andy

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#125587 - 03/14/06 12:05 AM Re: The music effect
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Andy,

I just bought a DVD made of various live performances of Simon and Garfunkel. One of my old favorites was "The Sound of Silence", and as soon as I heard "Hello darkness, my old friend" I fell into tears.

Funny thing. I have never been so great about darkness.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#125589 - 03/26/06 12:37 AM Re: The music effect
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Registered: 03/15/06
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Loc: Eastern US
"So often times it happens that we live our life in chains and we never even know we have the key..."

Eagles

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"Time is the currency of love..."

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