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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/15/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am no doctor or source of insight on the dynamics of what makes ease our troubles and woes. But, I can tell with absolute certainty that without music, I would have been gone along time ago. Some people prefer music that diverts their attention, I on the other hand welcome music that follows my life, to find meaning in words. Some of these bands and singers really help coping with the darkest days, some are bluesy, some are folk, some are indie. I tend to stay away from the harder sounds. Here are some bands and songs in particular that helped me through the days. And maybe you can find some understanding of where I come from and where my problems stem from and maybe even your own.

The Avett Brothers - "My Last Song to Jenny"

Devendra Banhart - "The Body Breaks" "Bad Girl"

Bright Eyes - "First Day of My Life" "A Song to Pass The Time" "Nothing Gets Crossed Out" "Something Vague" "You Will. You? Will." "Its Cool. We Can Still Be Friends" "Lua"

The Weakerthans - "Left and Leaving"

Bob Dylan - "Boots of Spanish Leather"

Built to Spill - "Twin Falls" "Cleo"

Bush - "Out of This World"

Clint Mansell - "Death is the Road to Awe"

Counting Crows - "Long December" "Round Here"

Death Cab for Cutie - "I Will Follow You into The Dark" "Your Heart is an Empty Room" "Someday You Will Be Loved"

The Decemberists - "From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)" "Of Angels and Angles"

Elliott Smith - "Alameda" "Between the Bars" "2:45 AM" "Say Yes" "Somebody That I Used to Know" "Everything Reminds Me of Her" "Everything Means Nothing to Me" "Memory Lane"

Explosions in the Sky - "Your Hand in Mine (Goodbye)" "Remember Me as A Time of Day"

The Format - "Matches (Acoustic)"

Iron & Wine - "Sunset Soon Forgotten" "Cinder and Smoke" "Each Coming Night" "Radio War" "Passing Afternoon" "Such Great Heights"

Jon Brion - "Elephant Parade" "Peer Pressure" "Strings That Tie to You"

Karate - "The Same Stars" "The Last Wars"

The Kinks - "This Time Tommorow" "Strangers"

Matt Pond PA - "Measure 3"

Modest Mouse - "Custom Concern" "Talking crap about a Pretty Sunset"

Mogwai - "Waltz for Aiden"

My Morning Jacket - "Bermuda Highway"

Our Lady Peace - "4am"

Pedro the Lion - "Options" "Priests and Paramedics"

Pink Floyd - "The Final Cut" "The Wall (entire album)"

The Postal Service - "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"

Radiohead - "No Surprises" "Let Down" "True Love Waits" "Exit Music For a Film"

The Shins - "Kissing the Lipless" "Gone for Good" "The Past and Pending"

Sigur Ros - "Untitled 1" "Untitled 5" "Staraflur" "Hoppipolla"

The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside"

Thats all I can think of right now. There they are, my stories and memories for all to hear. Tell me of your stories too!

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

Music is an extremely powerful form of expression. It combines both words and sound to deliver a message. Certain songs that one hears on the radio can trigger specific memories in one's mind. There is no doubt, there is a fervent connection between music and our feelings.

Thanks for the music selections you posted.
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   Posted 8/16/2007 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   

I agree. There is a strong connection between music and feeling and I prefer it when I can find meaning in the words. When im listening to music, you can usually tell what mood im in.

Thanks for the song list, I like the sound of some of them.


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   Posted 8/16/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I am one to grab a glass of wine and start playing my songs from my computer when I am down. It is very healing at times!

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