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Old 10-12-2008, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A simple question with an answer that can be infinitely complex: Why do you love music? Try not to have one sentence answers.

I love music because it gets to the core of me. It reaches down into whatever it is that makes me human and amplifies it. It reaches to my extremes. It makes me weep, it makes me laugh. It makes me feel like if there is such a thing as a heaven up there that for a brief period of time, I know what it maybe feels like. It makes me feel primal. It makes me think. It makes me want to love, to hate, and all the things in between. It makes me feel like I matter in a vast, vast world that seems to be going to fast and has a different idea of what is right than I do. It makes me believe in the beauty of humanity.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Music and I are in our own little world. We share each other's thoughts and feelings; no secrets allowed. When I hear and play music, all the bad thoughts and feelings escape from my system. Music just makes me want to think; to think about life, and how beautiful it is. It's unavoidable to those who love it, and undeniable to those who do not. Omg, it's hard to explain; music is just a wonderful thing and makes me aware how lucky I am to be alive.

Here's a really nice quote I got from somewhere:
"When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest."
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Music frees me. Nothing else in the world ****in does that. I love music.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would call music the most universal form of human expression, it touches us all in some way, and it amazes me that even abstract sounds can inspire emotion.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I went to a multicultural festival today and it had all the food stalls, theme tents etc. I walked into one tent and there was these African drummers and they had about 20 people from the crowd get up and play drums while they were at the front doing vocals and leading them with their own drumming. There was the oldies and the middle aged and the teens keeping this magnificent rhythm and even the little ones who had no rhythm at all absolutely having a blast. The look on all their faces was one of joy in being part of it. It was liberating and that is what it is all about for me.

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When I listen to music I have no worries.
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Being on the shy side all my life, music has always been an outlet for some very strong pent-up emotions. I don't know where I'd be without music.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Music reminds me of how infinitely beautiful everything is. Music brought on my awakening...It is the reason I eat healthy food, study Shakespeare and anything I want, exercise, breathe, and am generally totally inspired all the time. It pulled back the curtain of illusion over my life and showed me everything as though brand new. Like I saw a tree as though I never saw a thing before in my life... Music does that..
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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A simple question with an answer that can be infinitely complex: Why do you love music? Try not to have one sentence answers.

I love music because it gets to the core of me. It reaches down into whatever it is that makes me human and amplifies it. It makes me weep, it makes me laugh. It makes me feel primal. It makes me think. It makes me want to love, to hate, and all the things in between. It makes me feel like I matter in a vast, vast world that seems to be going to fast and has a different idea of what is right than I do. It makes me believe in the beauty of humanity.
Your description matches closely the reasons I love music. I like the fact that music is a peaceful way to express emotion and stir it in others. I also love the way music is absorbing...when I listen to or make music, I concentrate on the music so much that for that moment I forget that life will end, and it is nice to be able to forget that sometimes.

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Being on the shy side all my life, music has always been an outlet for some very strong pent-up emotions. I don't know where I'd be without music.
I can relate to what you said, ribbons! One of my strongest memories relating to music was when I went to a Junior High dance and heard a song playing that I loved...I rushed to the dance floor with a friend, but felt so self-conscious and shy that I couldn't get myself to move. I just stood there, unable then to give into my emotions and show them. I think over time hearing music, hearing other people expressing themselves through music, helped me feel more comfortable with myself and my own emotions...anger, frustration, love, joy, disgust, hopelessness, abandonment, silliness, etc.
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Thanks for that, VEGANGELICA! Well, Iíve read many of your posts on these forums and havenít had the gumption to tell you that I think youíre pretty great and a class act all the way. So consider me your "shy" and no-longer-so-secret admirer.
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