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GUEST 30 Jun 05 - 09:16 PM
GUEST,CarolC 30 Jun 05 - 09:54 PM
GUEST 30 Jun 05 - 10:08 PM
GUEST 30 Jun 05 - 11:13 PM
GUEST 30 Jun 05 - 11:14 PM
GUEST 30 Jun 05 - 11:15 PM
GUEST,michaelr 30 Jun 05 - 11:38 PM
GUEST,mack/misophist 01 Jul 05 - 01:23 AM
GUEST,ragdall 01 Jul 05 - 02:12 AM
GUEST,Metchosin 01 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM
GUEST, topsie 01 Jul 05 - 03:34 AM
GUEST,Liz the Squeak 01 Jul 05 - 03:36 AM
GUEST,Azizi 01 Jul 05 - 07:23 AM
GUEST 01 Jul 05 - 08:00 AM
GUEST,Bainbo 01 Jul 05 - 08:11 AM
JulieF 01 Jul 05 - 10:05 AM
Micca 01 Jul 05 - 10:09 AM
freda underhill 01 Jul 05 - 10:20 AM
LilyFestre 01 Jul 05 - 10:27 AM
*Laura* 01 Jul 05 - 10:29 AM
gnomad 01 Jul 05 - 12:07 PM
JennyO 01 Jul 05 - 12:59 PM
Kaleea 02 Jul 05 - 03:27 AM
GUEST,Fullerton 02 Jul 05 - 05:07 AM
GUEST, topsie 02 Jul 05 - 06:10 AM
George Papavgeris 02 Jul 05 - 06:18 AM
Bobert 02 Jul 05 - 07:26 AM
George Papavgeris 02 Jul 05 - 07:59 AM
Bobert 02 Jul 05 - 12:20 PM
Ron Davies 02 Jul 05 - 12:43 PM
Matt R 02 Jul 05 - 01:55 PM
Metchosin 03 Jul 05 - 12:37 PM
harpgirl 03 Jul 05 - 12:47 PM
The Villan 03 Jul 05 - 12:54 PM
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Amergin 03 Jul 05 - 04:27 PM
lady penelope 04 Jul 05 - 03:17 PM
Charmion 04 Jul 05 - 03:55 PM
Scoville 04 Jul 05 - 11:27 PM
Bobert 05 Jul 05 - 07:00 PM
JennieG 05 Jul 05 - 07:01 PM
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Subject: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 09:16 PM

I stuck this in BS cos it seemed like an appropriate place.. what sorta music do you guys listen to when everything's screwed and nobody cares and you're in serious need of some comfort?


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,CarolC
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 09:54 PM

Circus music, for sure. And classical music. Also, if I'm in a really bad state, I will sometimes play dark and moody music very loudly on my accordion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 10:08 PM

Cheers, i'll try that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 11:13 PM

Sign me up too...CarolC would certainly cheer me up, accordion or no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 11:14 PM

Failing that...the answer should be obvious. Blues.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 11:15 PM

Blues....because it makes me feel better to know someone else is worse off than me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,michaelr
Date: 30 Jun 05 - 11:38 PM

Capercaillie. Never fails to uplift.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,mack/misophist
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 01:23 AM

Shitkicker honky-tonk music. But pass on the beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,ragdall
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 02:12 AM

I listen to Gospel music, or I "play" hymns on my accordian.

rags


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,Metchosin
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 02:43 AM

David Lindley, cause Mr. Dave makes me want to dance and dancing, even just by yourself, is an affirmation of life.....sort of a Zorba thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 03:34 AM

Chopin's scherzi - keep the mind occupied with something other than life in general.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 03:36 AM

Black Sabbath, 1812 overture, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Meat Loaf... anything really loud that I can sing along to at the top of my voice or hit something really hard to!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,Azizi
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 07:23 AM

Which music I listen to when I'm sad depends on what has gotten me down and whether I'm wanting to get myself back 'up' or let the sadness take its natural course before dissapating.

When I want to recharge my spirit I usually play compilations I've made myself of uptempo songs from Caribbean music [Soca, Reggae, Compas]; USA: Zydeco & Wild Indian music, African music [particularly Nigerian Juju and Ghanaian Highlife}}. If I want to be energized I also mix in some Latin Jazz like Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria and some Brazilian samba music.

If I'm in to being sad, I usually listen to some African American gospel music and/or some oldies R&B love music. Of course, these tend to make me sadder.

And yes, I also add Blues songs to the list of songs I'd add to the wallow-in-sadness mood music; though if I'm wanting to move from the sadness I will add some uptempo Blues-more vocal than instrumental.

I definitely add old school and contemporary R&B & Bass {House} dance music to the list of music that lifts me out of my depressed mood.

I also add some Jazz samples in both types of mood music-when I'm wanting to be 'up', and when I'm wallowing in being 'down'. ...

And I also have added some samples from the CDs I've gotten from Catters-though I'm not sure what category or categories of music that is [pop? folk? both?]

Ah! maybe it's ETHNIC music! LOL!!!


Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 08:00 AM

Thanks everyone. Think i'm gonna sit down with a bottle of vodka and a John Lee Hooker CD and drink till i pass out...


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,Bainbo
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 08:11 AM

I sometimes listen to an alt.country act, Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys. He's got a song called Feeling Sorry For Myself, with lines like "I hate folks like me, can't see joy for all they've got".

It just reminds me how self-indulgent and ridiculous it is to stay miserable


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: JulieF
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:05 AM

The Eels' first album - Beautiful Freak

J


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Micca
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:09 AM

It Has to be the Final movement of Gustav Mahler Symphony no 3, the most wonderfully spirit-raising, profound music ever written.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: freda underhill
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:20 AM

aretha franklin, golden gate quartet, nina simone, johnny cash. for starters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: LilyFestre
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:27 AM

Ozzie and Metallica...loud and pissed off...tires me out and then I can sleep...things usually look better in the morning.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: *Laura*
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 10:29 AM

REM - Everybody Hurts.
It's not very comforting but it seems to help!!

xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: gnomad
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 12:07 PM

Scott Joplin piano rags usually give me a grin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Jul 05 - 12:59 PM

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY AT FULL VOLUME!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Kaleea
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 03:27 AM

Years ago, I would have probably said Brahms or Bach. When I could still work, on the most stressful days I listened to His Tommyness--Tommy Emmanuel, CPG (Certified Guitar Picker--an honor bestowed upon him by Mister Nashville himself, the late Mr. Chet Atkins) His fangerpickin' sure does help my disposition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 05:07 AM

Django Reinhardt is good music for lifting the spirit. And for tidying the house! So kill 2 birds with one stone!

La Bottine Souriante make my heart dance


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 06:10 AM

You mean if I play Django Reinhardt my house will become tidy?
I must try it. Nothing else has worked so far.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 06:18 AM

ANGELO BRANDUARDI (Italian) and FLAIRCK (Dutch, mostly instrumental).

I speak little Italian, and it helps - because at times like those I want to listen to the music and the arrangements in order to relax; not to the lyrics, as they would engage the wrong side of the brain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 07:26 AM

Well, being the ol' "head" that I am, I just put on the headphones, put on a little Humble Pie 'er Ten Years After and crank it up... Few Iron Cities don't hurt much either...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 07:59 AM

What - no Iron Butterfly then, Bobert?


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 12:20 PM

I was never into "Iron Butterfly", El... Did I me3ntion "Spooky Tooth"? O, they could rock....

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Ron Davies
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 12:43 PM

For serious comfort, I'd say mainly classical instrumental music--especially calming or transporting music--e.g. Mendelssohn -Fingal's Cave, Scottish Symphony, or his violin concerto. Lots of Mozart. Beethoven--Pastoral Symphony. Any of Brahms' 4 symphonies. Also, though choral--Mozart Requiem, Brahms Requiem---definitely transporting pieces.

If you want to hit back at the people who have screwed up everything-- if you can finger somebody for the situation-- , there's a real good song on country radio now (which is actually 70s rock under another name). Anyway, it's "My Give-A-Damn's Busted".   Sounds like a good candidate to play and sing along with in this situation. Some other older (a few years) country songs are "Here's A Quarter--Call Someone Who Cares" and "Blame It On Your (Lyin' Cheatin' Cold Dead-Beatin' Two-Timin'-Double-Dealin' Lovin') Heart."


Also, as Azizi mentioned, to raise your spirits--reggae---especially the soundtrack to The Harder They Come and some Bob Marley--Exodus, for instance.


And then there's also the Who--"Won't Get Fooled Again"---especially the cathartic scream towards the end.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Matt R
Date: 02 Jul 05 - 01:55 PM

Anything by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:37 PM

Also a great spirit lifter is the sound track from O Brother. I put it on full blast and sing really loud....not well, but really loud. LOL

Lots more too but no time, must go paint a house.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: harpgirl
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:47 PM

Anything by Townes Van Zandt


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: The Villan
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 12:54 PM

Happy Music - Lonnie Donegan or Trad jazz.

Get the old saucepans out and the knitting needles and turn the volume up and pretend you are the best drummer in the world. It works until the missus and kids start moaning - don't know why :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST,mkebenn@work
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 03:17 PM

The Stones. Bobert, remember Earth Opera?


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 04:18 PM

I always remember a spoof advert on some comedy show. It was supposedly advertising a compilation album with weepy melodramatic songs (Without You, etc). They called it "music for women........in a bit of a state"


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Amergin
Date: 03 Jul 05 - 04:27 PM

I like listening to the Pogues...or Dropkick Murphys.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: lady penelope
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:17 PM

To get me happy - Georgia Satelites
                                  Crowded House
                                  Annie Lennox

To wallow in - Crowded House
                         Certain Aerosmith tracks
                         All the sad folk songs I can lay my hands on, but mainly
                         anything by Sandy Denny
                         Elgar's cello concerto
                        
To get intense to - Live
                                  Queen
                                  Skunk Anansie
                                  Pink Floyd


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Charmion
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 03:55 PM

Top-quality classical music of the atmospheric type -- Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Delius and Elgar

Narrative songs by guys like Ian Tyson and Townes Van Zandt

Old-fashioned country music

Exotica that just plain sounds beautiful: Manouche guitarists (especially Django Reinhardt), Cesaria Evora, the Buena Vista Social Club, Los Romeros, the Gipsy Kings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Scoville
Date: 04 Jul 05 - 11:27 PM

I'm a wallower. When I feel like crap, happy music makes me want to kill something, so I mostly listen to something grim until the mood passes (however long that takes).

Scott Biram. Somewhere between blues and punk. Basically, it's somebody to do my screaming, cursing, and evil thinking for me. I listened to him a whole lot before I changed jobs (I'm much less angry now).

If I'm just plain depressed, it's usually Son Volt. Occasionally Gillian Welch or Kelly Joe Phelps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:00 PM

All good choices, Scott....

Throw in Uncle Tupalo and yer there...


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:01 PM

Greorian chant....takes me out of myself.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 07:02 PM

woops, that should read Gregorian! I shouldn't be allowed near a keyboard until I have the first coffee of the day.

Still cheerily
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: LilyFestre
Date: 05 Jul 05 - 10:10 PM

I have a cassette around here somewhere that is nothing more than the sound of the human heartbeat. It starts off at a normal rhythm and then slows down....our bodies...being unique creations of their own....tend to follow the heartbeat on the tape....knocks me out every single time. It alters the heartbeat as well as my breathing.

I also used to listen to a Whales Alive kind of CD but my roommate complained that it gave her nightmares about whales and Dr. Spock.

Go figure.

Thump tump
thump tump
thump tump..................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Music for when you're effed up
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 03:27 PM

Back when I listened to music in an altered state of consciousness, I really enjoyed songs like Michael Chapman's "New York Ladies" or "The Stranger." John Martyn's guitar solo on "Head & Heart" was also a fave. Richard Thompson's "When I Get to the Border." Another intense musical experience was Martin Carthy's "Famous Flower of Serving Men." Who has the time anymore, but I still enjoy all that music.


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