|Thursday, 12 October 2006 18:00|
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I love music. I'd rather listen to music than watch tv.
Music can create a mood or reinforce a mood. Music can make you smile, make you cry, make you feel like dancing, or soothe you until you drift away into sleep. There are sad songs, happy songs, novelty songs, crazy songs, feel-good songs, songs for any occasion. It's been said that anyone going through a breakup should never listen to sad songs because you'll get all choked up and start sniffling and the tears will start running down your cheeks. But there are break-up songs and then there are really sad break-up songs. Think of the classic, "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do", by Neil Sedaka. The original, up-tempo version from the early 60's doesn't evoke feelings of remorse or sadness, however, when you listen to his slowed down remake in the ‘70's, it's a different story. Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" makes you snap your fingers and tap your toes, but the country classic by Tammy Wynette, "DIVORCE", will probably make you cry if you're going through one. Golden oldie break-up tunes like the Everly Brother's "Bye Bye Love", and Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel", make you feel like singing along, but not blue. On the other hand, "Yesterday" by the Beatles, and "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by the Bee Gees are best listened to alone, and sober, lest you embarrass yourself by blubbering. You just can't get down and depressed when listening to ABBA's "SOS" or "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac. But dim lights and a glass of wine while listening to Eric Carmen's "All By Myself", or Nilsson's "Without You" could reduce you to a puddle on the rug. George Jones plaintively crooned, "He Stopped Loving Her Today", and Skeeter Davis softly wailed, "Don't they know it's the End of the World", which it may feel like while listening to that song, but it's only a sad song and wasn't it Elton John who scored a hit with a song called "Sad Songs"? Music; can you imagine for one awful moment what the world would be like without it?
That's Coffeetalk. I'm Vic Dubois.oem software