Stoke the fires of music appreciation

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  1. sandwich

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    I have a friend in the hospital in pretty serious condition, and it's stressing me out, and I can't sleep. Music is a great stress reducer, so I thought I'd tell you what I did tonight with my tunes and other things I have done in tne past to expand my love of music.

    I would also like to know what you do with your music.

    I thought I would mention too that I had an idea for a music thread the other day that I wanted to start before I go back to work on Monday. This is not that, but you might like it because it has to do with how a song I really like sounds to me like the perfect slow long fuck on account of its rhythmic and vocal intensity variations. The thread will include other rhymthic things that make my mind go there, and maybe even some other everyday sorts of things that remind me of sex. Of course, I will want to know if any of you have any of these sorts of things going on in your life.

    I'm going to start with what I've done in the past and will continue into the future. I might use some dos and don'ts. I don't claim to know the best way to appreciate music, and I am not not at all bossy...this will just make listing the ideas easier.

    Do make a decision to get out of your current music rut. Put whatever it is away. It will still be there in a couple of months.

    Do trade iPods with someone whose taste in music is at least partially different from your usual taste.

    Do buy a cheap and easy to play musical instrument. Try an Irish whistle, for instance. I've got one sitting next to me.

    Don't buy an instruction book. You might be someone who can play by ear. Just decide to get started.

    An aside...there is something pretty hot about a man who can play by ear.

    Don't give up. If you can't figure it out, don't buy an instruction book. Find someone who can teach you, better yet some pervert. I've never done that because I can fiddle with it and figure it out myself. However, I suppose I could tell a little lie and approach an interesting man and say something like, "Hi there. I was just admiring your instrument, and I'd really like to learn how to play it, but I don't think I can figure it out myself, so do you think you could take a little time and show me how? And my oh my, I had no idea they made them that big". (I'm saying all this in a southern accent).

    Do visit 12barblues' music thread and discover what I found to be some pretty incredible music I've never heard before. Do it now before you forget.

    Do visit your public library and pick up some dvds. At least one of you has a naughty librarian fantasy...and DO share it with us here on this thread. As always, the more perverted the better.

    Do take a walk through music history. You'll have a blast. This is my favorite way of expanding my musical taste. I am in LOVE with the word, taste...I fucking adore it.

    Do take this walk with someone else whenever possible.

    Do feel free to do this in whatever order you please. OMFG...I also love the word, please.

    Don't get caught up in doing this in a methodical way, unless that's your favorite way to do things. For me, this is too much like buying an instruction book.

    Do this if you can't decide where to begin: Ask yourself, "If I could go back in time and spend a month there, when and where would it be?". Now you have your answer.

    Do feel free to steal my idea...If I could go back, it would have to be a time I did not experience. I would want my time machine to land in my own country a few months before the British invasion. And I would want to be 17..."Well she was just seventeen, and you know what I mean...". It would be so interesting to see what things were like in an era when it was considered scandalous by some to give air time to a song about wanting to hold someone's hand. Do notice that I don't know about this because I simply listened to a song. Do figure out what was going on then and what the culture was like. Your listening experience will be that much richer.

    Don't just explore the Beatles. The British invasion was so much more. It was not something I would call a phenomenon. It was a frenzy. I would like to feel the frenzy of my own British invasion right now. Now please.

    Does anyone have any ideas for a substitute word or phrase for "channel your inner (fill in blank)?". It's retirement time for this cutesy hackneyed magazine article language.

    Do find a few songs recorded by a songwriter and a few recorded by singers who don't use their own material. Hear the difference. I hope you will find the difference to be obvious. If you do, then you may be barking up the tree of my brand of sensuality.

    Do this next: Go to the library and pick up a few interesting DVDs you've never seen and listen to them without looking at the songwriting credits. Hear which ones are recorded by singer/songwriters. Do not try to listen. Just hear. That slutty librarian still wants to smack you, and she'll do it really hard if you ask her and say please. HARD, now that's a fine word.

    Do realize if you go through this exercise you might end up with a singer/songwriter fantasy that involves a hard cock and a hard fucking. And I mean harder than hard. Metal hard. If you are lucky, he will come with a guitar, and hopefully a guitar strap.



    I want to talk about Soundgarden next and then Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong. But not now. I think I can actually get a couple hours of sleep now. And I can't forget Ozzy.
     
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    Try to make it all one post just space it out. I just merged the ten posts in a row.
     
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    That sounds good... you just forogt to tell mention after every do and dont you must add the word NAKED...
     
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    Thank you. I'm not sure how to do that because I take long breaks between ideas and I wanted to start putting the info out there. Any ideas? And thanks for caring to help...you are awesome!

    Yes, that would be so appropriate on this forum!!!
     
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    Hi y'all,

    I forgot to mention some of the most important things....

    Do stop using those ear buds or headphones for a while.

    Do get one of those car radio attachment things that allows you to listen to your iPod tunes over your car's speakers.

    Do get some sort of a dock so you can listen to all your tunes without those blasted things in your ears.

    Why?? Because when your tunes are surrounding all of you then it's a much better experience (in my opinion). All of your senses will thank you. You will feel your music, and any time I get to feel something, well, you know. FEEL...another fine word...hell yeah!
     
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    Soms daily music thread was the one to check out....but he has left us now....
     
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    I FEEL LIKE no one would know my music.
     
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    You feel like it, I know it ;)
     
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    I could say the same but that's the point here, I think....to be exposed to stuff u may not find otherwise....
     
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    And how would you know this?
     
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    My bad, should probably read closer to
    "While you feel no one would know yours, I know no one would know mine"
     
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    Ah yes. That makes more sense.....
     
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    Yeah, I tried to cut a corner and failed
     
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    Just a bit, dear.
     
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    Another way to check out different kinds of music is through film. I learned this from my sex instructor...lol...I mean first boyfriend. He approached film exactly how I approach music discovery...by going into the past. He screened quite a few old movies, and now I love them on account of his avid interest. Thank God he wasn't into watching endless hours of something like our current golf channel. We would have lasted fifteen days tops instead of our fifteen months.

    Knowing that I was a music lover he showed me the musical, "An American in Paris". Unbelievable!!! My piano teacher had never turned me onto Gershwin.

    So I don't remember the film year because I don't follow years and decades of film like I do music, but here are some important factors:

    Enter Gene Kelley and Leslie Caron. There are probably misspellings here because I can't remember how actors' names are spelled like I do recording artists' names.

    Know that Mama Mia was only one musical that showcased the work of one person or group after it was published and somehow took the various songs and came up with a great plotline. And American in Paris took this to a level Mama Mia did not come close to, in my opinion, and I can tell you I have a my own copy of Mama Mia and I love it.

    There is sexual tension, a love triangle, a ballet, the sadness of loss and an aha moment when you realize that who you are with is not the connection you crave.

    It is overly simplistic to say Gershwin was a jazz composer. I am not going to get into it here, but if this interests you check it out and I am confident that it will make sense.

    I ended up in the sheet music department of my public library within a week. I have recordings of his jazz symphonies. You should hear me play Rhapsody in Blue on the piano. It's an unbelievably hard song to play, but I got it down. When I'm 80 I'm going to have so much arthritis in my hands from all my playing, and maybe from that other playing I do multiple times a day...lol!

    Getting back to the film, I must tell you there is a scene in it that fuels one if my international fantasies. It involves flying over to Paris with my perv male twin that I have yet to meet. He knows that sometimes I would fly somewhere or drive somewhere just to experience something even if that was all I had time to do there. He would be down with that, and I would do the same thing for him.

    So we go to the walk by the River Seine. It's night and the crowds have gone. Then we slow dance to some amazing song, but the hot thing is that he is singing it to me. I would have to have a different song from what was in the movie because while I like that song, it is bubblegum sweet and not lustful and perverted. There was no sex scene in the movie, but in my fantasy this all would end up in the best fucking I've ever received or given. A little twist is that maybe someone has detected us and is watching from a distance but we don't care because nothing is going to be allowed to interrupt us. It might make us feel even more turned on. I mean, rather, it would most assuredly entice the hell out of us.

    One last interesting note about musicals. Maybe you've seen Gran Torino or one or more other Clint Eastwood movies. I have gone back and watched most, if not all of them.

    Believe it or not, you can find him in an old musical called "Paint Your Wagon". I kid you not, he plays a cowboy who sings a song called "I was born under a wandering star". I did a little musical theater myself.

    So Clint my dear, had I known your character in Gran Torino was going to die in the end, I would have kidnapped the script and added a little one last fuck starring you and me. Men of all ages are just pretty damn wonderful.

    SPECIAL REQUEST....

    I would be interested into checking out any of your favorite films that has music in it that you love. Please tell me what you love about the music so I can keep that in mind while I watch.
    I'm not talking about porn...lol!! I became bored with porn, and while that may change in the future, I'm not watching it now.

    If I go to bed now I am going to get five hours of sleep, so sadly, no trip to the store for lime popsicles for me. I like them on my nipples, rubbing my clit and surrounding area and in my mouth. You know where I'll be stopping in the way home tomorrow. Bye!


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    Clint is a huge music lover.....he participated in scorsese's blues documentarys...I never knew til I saw that series....
     
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    I heard today that Christina Aguilara is going to be releasing a new single...yay!!! And a new season of the Voice is about here...yay again!!! She is one of my favorite female artists, and I mention it because probably the easiest way to demonstrate why I favor artists over performers is a simple comparison.

    Back when people used to talk about whether they preferred Britney or Christina. Britney is a performer, and I know she makes an appearance is some male fantasies, but for me, it is just blah.

    I used to sing pretty well, and if I could have the voice of any female out there I would have a really tough time deciding. There's Christina, of course, but also Sheryl, Mariah, Mary J, and others. Mariah has a fascinating song writing method. She doesn't play piano, so she collaborates with a piano player by singing what she's melodically thinking. The piano player reproduces it, and if it's not right she will explain it and do it again until they are in sync with what she has in mind.

    I'm writing again, and I think I may do something to retrain my vocals because the songs in my head right now have lyrics. You should hear my classical piano symphony in three movements. It needs orchestration because I was hearing violins and other instruments when I wrote it. If I had any sort of entrepreneurial spirit in me it would probably be out there, but sadly, it's home is in my living room for now.

    Who are your favorite female artists or performers? Maybe I've never heard of them and would like to take a listen.
     
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    Aha! I knew I was going to get some little tidbits about music on this thread that I did not know about. You rock! I hope that is available for viewing....will be checking the online library listings before the week is over.
     
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    I think there were 6 parts to the series.....Clint's was one of them....lotsa piano in there for ya....the series originally aired on PBS.....maybe 5 or 6 years ago....
     
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    I love music. It has carried me through my highest highs, and lowest lows. Its saved my life, as weird as that sounds.