gfxgfx
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
logo
 
gfx gfx
gfx
616846 Posts in 24875 Topics by 3535 Members - Latest Member: doodledoo September 22, 2017, 05:20:17 PM
*
gfx*HomeHelpSearchCalendarLoginRegistergfx
gfxgfx
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.       « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: At least there's always music?  (Read 411 times)
Jarhead ghost
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


"Unfinished Business"


View Profile
« on: January 22, 2017, 11:16:47 PM »

No matter how deeply despaired I've been  over a  past family crisis, or self-absorbed in personal failure, there has always been music to comfort me. Restore me.

But have you ever found yourself so devoid of hope that to attempt to listen causes even more disturbing feelings?


I like to listen to mr bungle because i feel safe knowing i'm supposed to feel that way. Then at some point a week later usually I enjoy the beatles again.





« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 11:31:30 PM by Jarhead ghost » Logged
KDS
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Online Online

Posts: 3398


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 12:36:49 PM »

No matter how deeply despaired I've been  over a  past family crisis, or self-absorbed in personal failure, there has always been music to comfort me. Restore me.

But have you ever found yourself so devoid of hope that to attempt to listen causes even more disturbing feelings?


I like to listen to mr bungle because i feel safe knowing i'm supposed to feel that way. Then at some point a week later usually I enjoy the beatles again.




I can't say that I've ever been so devoid of hope that music causes more bad things.  The most negative thing that's happened was listening to a particular song / album during a bad time has caused me to associate that song / album with that bad time. 

Most notably, because I'd just discovered them, I was listening to the Evergrey album A Touch of Blessing a lot when my grandfather died.  So, for a long time, anytime I'd hear a song off that album, it would make me think back to that period.  But, now over a dozen years later, I think that association is fading.
Logged

Any opinions posted by me regarding the music of The Beach Boys, and their members, is in no way a show of disrespect towards any member of The Beach Boys, past or present.
alf wiedersehen
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2178


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2017, 12:39:33 PM »

Sometimes I just don't feel like listening
Logged
Jarhead ghost
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 15


"Unfinished Business"


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2017, 08:43:47 PM »

It is impossible to read a book while listening to music. I'll give you that
Logged
JK
Smiley Smile Associate
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3873


Perhaps I put too much faith in atmosphere


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 04:36:02 AM »

Sometimes I just don't feel like listening

Silence can be golden at times. And it's nice to give one's internal jukebox a chance...

It is impossible to read a book while listening to music. I'll give you that

I certainly can't do it. I take my hat off to folks who can.

At some stages of my work I can play instrumental music without being unduly distracted. It's not the same as concentrated listening but it's allowed me to lend an ear to stuff (mainly masses of symphonies!) I would never hear otherwise.
Logged

"I don't want to go out. I want to stay in. Get things done." (David Bowie)
gfx
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
gfx
Jump to:  
gfx gfx
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!