The Power of Music  

heavensent1123 52F
447 posts
2/5/2006 10:07 am

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The Power of Music

Is there anything more powerful than music???
I've been exercising (mainly walking well 99% walking) for the past 9 days. Each day I try to take a different CD with me, some of these were burned onto CD so I didn't have any big memories as to what was on them.
I was looking for Aerosmiths Big Ones this morning, but, being as I was unable to find it (I'll tear the place apart later trying to) I opted for the next best thing, GunsnRoses greatest hits.
I generally listen rather abstractly at first to whatever I'm listening to, I'm concentrating more on the pain in first my shins, then it slowly works its way around to my calves, on up to the front of my thighs and then settles in my ass. By the time I'm about 3/4 of the way through the walk something good happens, the pain diminishes and it starts to feel like I'm kind of floating on air. I finish the walk, come in and briefly stretch it out, once I sit down theres this little feeling of popping going on in my thighs, like tiny little electrical charges going off all over the place, it's a really good feeling.
Sorry tend to ramble occasionally, so back to the music. It's that loose association thing I've had for forever.
Certain songs bring back so many memories, some are good some aren't so good. Alot of the songs I hear remind me of people and places, dreams of things I'd wished had happened but didn't and some a bittersweet ache or pain. Certain songs I still can't really bring myself to listen to because there is too much pain associated with that particular song or songs, in this case those songs would be Heaven in Your Eyes and The Bluest Eyes in Texas. Some remind me of the ex, right before it was over. Some remind me of people from my recent past, mainly November Rain.
Maybe somday I'll get to the point where I can listen to some of these songs and it will bring back the memories but the pain won't be associated, the dreams I'd wished for that didn't materialize won't hurt, but somehow I seriously doubt that. Maybe someday I'll be able to listen to them without wanting to cry, because what I'd wished for the most in my life just didn't happen.

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
2/5/2006 11:07 am

Music is powerful, very powerful. Its An amazing feeling when you connect to a song, when it brings out the emotion in you that it was intended to. Sometimes I get goosebumbs from songs, and enter into feelings that I didn't expect. I don't know why it has such an effect, but i'm so glad it does. Every song has a connection to something for me, weather its old friends, past lovers, or loves that are gone from this world. I even started a little group to share my love of music, I won't plug it. but thanks for sharing your thoughts on music I really appreciated hearing your views. Here is a good song you might want to check out - "Dar Williams - It happens every day" no that isn't mispelled...its Dar.

rm_JohnMacLaine 50M
585 posts
2/5/2006 2:39 pm

Music is a very important part of my life. it can motivate me, make me cry, make me laugh, and trigger thoughts in my brain that I havent had in yars. You sometimes hear a song that triggers a memory, and you are taken back to that time in your life when that song actually meant something to you, and you are taqken back to that time, allowing you to remember the kind of person you were then, your friends, your lovers, and sometimes even an enemy or two.

I have about 500 songs on my computer and everyone of them relates to something that happened in my life. Its a beautiful ting...


"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi

rm_lookn1947 69M
29 posts
2/6/2006 7:48 pm

I love all kinds of music from heavy rock to opera. However, something I've learned from getting into the novel writing business is that the most evocative of all the senses is smell. I have been doing a line by line reread of my two novel sequence trying to find places to sharpen the descriptions by adding smell.

Think of it -- the smell of Johnson's Baby Shampoo reminding you of bathing your child, some particular thing cooking that reminds of you of Mom's kitchen, that special aroma that lingers in a room after an especially passionate session of lovemaking. It's the most primative of all our senses, even though we don't use it as much as sight and hearing anymore.

johnny_cockstar 41M

2/9/2006 3:50 pm

Music is and has been my entire life...

BTW. The great Guns and Roses tribute band, Appetite For Destruction, will be performing at the Beach Club on Siesta Key, Fri., Mar. 24th.

The great Rolling Stones tribute band, Satisfaction, will be perfoming there even sooner, as well, on Thurs. Mar. 2nd.

Both bands are great and worth seeing live.


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