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rob.leblanc
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posted 24 April 2002 07:27 PM      Profile for rob.leblanc     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What songs do you guys listen to when your upset or angry and want to cheer up?

Nico - These Days
- The Fairest of the Seasons


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Timebandit
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posted 24 April 2002 07:30 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I'm really upset, I choose something with a steady, driving beat, plug it into the walkman and go for a long run. Techno-pop dance stuff works well for that.
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Arch Stanton
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posted 25 April 2002 12:24 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I never listen to songs to cheer me up when I'm upset. When I'm upset I wail with it, put on "Pretty Vacant," get the kids to start pogoing and sweat it off.
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Michelle
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posted 25 April 2002 12:34 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I listen to sad or angry or blue songs so I can wallow in my misery. It usually helps. I end up singing along with it and feeling somehow better after a while.
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posted 25 April 2002 06:02 AM      Profile for skadie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Indigo Girls
Closer to Fine.

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Trinitty
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posted 25 April 2002 11:17 AM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I want to wallow, I listen to the whole Audio of Being album by Matthew Good Band, TEN by Pearl Jam or "Comfortably Numb" and "Welcome to the Machine" by Pink Floyd.

If I'm REALLY despondant, and wallowing could be dangerous, I listen to one of my old stupid pop cds. The Immaculate Collection by Madonna, Hangin' Tough by New Kids, that kind of stuff.

Yes I still own them, I'm a packrat.


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posted 25 April 2002 11:41 AM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"Fist Fuck" by Nine Inch Nails.
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Michelle
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posted 25 April 2002 11:54 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah yes, Trinitty, you're the NKOTB generation. Luckily my age group missed that one by about 4 or 5 years. By the time they became popular I was in grade 11 or 12, and properly disdainful of boy bands.

However, I was a counselor at a weekend music camp retreat for grade 7 and 8 students at the height of their popularity, and sure enough, it was what all of the kids were listening to. The counselors got together with the kids in their cabins and laid the ground rules with the kids after we arrived. We all discovered afterwards, comparing notes, that most of us had "banned" NKOTB from the cabins (jokingly of course). Incidently, my two rules were: 1) Don't get caught, and 2) No NKOTB. I wasn't very popular with the adult chaperones for rule #1. heh.


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Trinitty
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posted 25 April 2002 12:14 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I still feel the effects of the indoctrination Michelle.

I am an obsessive person to start, let alone when I'm 13 and being fed any kinda inane triva I can get my hands on. I still know their freaking birthdays and pets' names. I wish I could delete some of my memory to make room.

Boy bands are evil.


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posted 25 April 2002 02:21 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I guess I should feel lucky that David Bowie put out a pop album when I was around that age. Some of it was bubble-gum, but at least when you told people your favorite singer is Bowie, they didn't roll their eyes at you.

Well, that is until they asked me what my favorite song by him was, and I said, "Oh, Modern Love is the best!" Hee hee. I only got to know his earlier stuff as I got older.


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Victor Von Mediaboy
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posted 25 April 2002 02:27 PM      Profile for Victor Von Mediaboy   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The last time a gf dumped my sorry ass, I listened to the Beatles' Getting Better over and over and over again.

That, and Sorry by Nerf Herder, as well as In The End by Green Day.


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posted 25 April 2002 03:42 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Belly: Star

or,

Kristn Hersh: Hips and Makers

or,

Lisa Germano: Happiness.


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Timebandit
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posted 25 April 2002 04:47 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't know if I seek it out when I'm unhappy, but Billy Bragg generally makes me happy....
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Arch Stanton
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How about when you're stressed and need to depressurize?

I was listening to Ad Vielle que Pourra's first cd (modern Medieval music) today. It works.

Another one is music by a busker from Calgary named Tomko Lamb. He plays a hammered dulcimer, and does a little singing. The hammered dulcimer stuff just melts stress away.

[ April 26, 2002: Message edited by: Arch Stanton ]


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Timebandit
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posted 26 April 2002 03:28 AM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stressed and depressurizing? Hard question. Like I said, I go for a run if I can, so nearly anything with a strong, steady and preferably fast beat will do....

Or I listen to Blue Rodeo and sing. Or put on Tory Amos and just shut up and listen.


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posted 27 April 2002 06:06 AM      Profile for sleK   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Belly: Star
or,

Kristn Hersh: Hips and Makers


Two thumbs up!

Jimmie Rodgers (the old-ass Jimmie from the 30's) always perks me up with his utter sincerity and old-school charm.

~I been so blue
~and lonesome too
~ever since you went away
~my poor heart yearns
~for you both night & day

I also like to sing his stuff in the mornings - it regularly puts a spring in my step on days I'd rather stay in bed. Its' effectiveness ranks right up there with sunshine... you know, that stuff that gets in your eyes when you go outside?

[ April 27, 2002: Message edited by: sleK ]


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posted 28 April 2002 10:23 PM      Profile for from the mouths of babes     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I'm stressed, sometimes I'll just jam for a couple hours on my sax. The music just washes over you, and then you feel like you're floating.

As for sad and depressed, either rock (like Nickelback or Rammstein) or Savage Garden/Greenday (alternative).
And for extreme sadness, I'll go and find something from being a kid, like the Carebear music, or Rubberducky, or somethin...


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I just remembered this- there's a couple of guys out there called Bob & Tom, who put out a song called " I think It's Gonna Be A Great Day." It's a great song for when you feel downbeat. Also try listening to "I Think It's Gonna Be A Bad Day", its more pessimistic counterpart.
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posted 28 April 2002 10:52 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I want to wallow in it a bit, maybe The Allman Brothers Band. (the real stuff, before Duane Allman got killed)

To get over it, something fairly powerful like Rachmininoff piano concerto #2, or Camille St. Saene Organ Symphony. A bit of Bach or Telemann is also always good for mellowing a troubled soul.


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andrean
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posted 28 April 2002 11:16 PM      Profile for andrean     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Van Morrison's "Full Force Gale" and "Bright Side of the Road" can cure most of my blues.

Nine Inch Nails "Pretty Hate Machine" album and Consolidated's "Business of Punishment" are great for feeding a good rage. I'm never half as angry as they are.


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Liam McCarthy
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posted 29 April 2002 12:05 AM      Profile for Liam McCarthy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I'm angry I listen to angry American harcore like Integrity, early Agnostic Front, Sick of it All or Deadguy so that I can put my anger into perpective (gee I guess I'm not that angry).

If I'm really down I listen to Billie Holiday for the same type of reason. She truly had it rough. I think I've finally gotten to old for "gun in my mouth blues" by Henry Rollins or that cheesy Metalicca song of the same theme. I guess they still have the same effect (cheering me up)but for different reasons. Now those teenage boy taking themselves far to seriously tunes make me laugh.


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A good pick-me-up song is "I'm Getting Pissed For Christmas" by Peter And The Test Tube Babies.

The chorus goes:

I'm getting pissed for Christmas
just like the rest of the year.
There's no future in this lonely world
so I might as well have a beer.


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Arch Stanton
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posted 29 April 2002 02:44 AM      Profile for Arch Stanton     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"I just got beaten up by a Ted,
Who didn't like my song, 'Elvis Presley is Dead.'"

One of the great lines by Peter and the Test Tube Babies.

Another is:
"Respect the stars, you rabble," from the Pissed and Proud album, which I havent heard in 13-14 years.


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posted 29 April 2002 10:38 AM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
anything by Van Morrison usually works for me....

for the dating woes, Ani di Franco's "32 Flavors" is key

other cheery/angst-relieving favourites:
Brazilian or Cuban jazz
the Clash's "London Calling" album
Billy Bragg


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posted 29 April 2002 12:57 PM      Profile for dee     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
belle and sebastian
weakerthans
mercury rev
stereolab

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rosebuds
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posted 29 April 2002 09:41 PM      Profile for rosebuds     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Open Up Your Heart and Let The Sun Shine In

by Frente.


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The Band - Acadian Driftwood (one the best songs about something ever.)
Swingin' Utters - No Eager Men, or the Five Lessons Learned album
RUNDMC vs. Jason Nevins (sp?) - It's Like That
NOFX - Quart's in Session
Del - No Need for Alarm
Beastie Boys instrumentals
Dinosaur Jr. - pretty much anything, but these days the cover of "Just Like Heaven" (The Cure)
Neil Young - Cowgirl in the Sand

When recovering and/or pumping up:
Ben Harper - Burn to Shine
Boney M
Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre
Tragically Hip - Fireworks, New Orleans is Sinking
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride
Screeching Weasel - Bottom of the 9th, Dummy Up, You'll Be in My Dreams
Riverdales - Make Way
Ramones
Outkast - BOB, or Rosa Parks
NOFX - Happy Guy, Murder the Government, The Cause, The Longest Line, We Ain't Shit

Whew, that's it for now.


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Best wallowing album of all time (IMHO, of course) - Berlin by Lou Reed. Music to slit your wrists by.

Best ?Ášk-it-all pop album - Revolution Now, by Captain Sensible. Fun and snarly and sarcastic, all at the same time.


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posted 08 May 2002 03:20 PM      Profile for Tribute To Our Times   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Try anything by Jack Johnson.
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If I want to be sad and blue, Grapes of Wrath, I Can't Find My Home.

If I'm looking to be perked up, most of the time ANYTHING by Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, KISS, Nickelback, old Motley Crue and Metallica will work.

Specifically, I can't help smiling when I hear "Smile" by Wide Mouth Mason or "It's Raining Men" By Gerri Halliwell.


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Trinitty
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posted 08 May 2002 03:44 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I wonder what Homer thinks about Geri's version?
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When I'm feeling miserable (as is often the case these days)I usually find a good dose of Neil Finn/Crowded House works...nice melodies, dark lyrics...allows you to wallow in your depression and also feel hopeful at the same time.

I'm finding Neko Case rather cathartic at the moment too.


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posted 09 May 2002 10:41 AM      Profile for J. Hurtado   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who said Neko Case???

I love Neko Case's music anytime!


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