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Which Do You Prefer?

Which do you prefer and why? Do you prefer to hit the books, or turn up the tunes?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 03:34 am
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I've definitely listened to more CDs and LPs than I have read books, which should tell you a bit about how I live. Reading imparts information better than any other medium except experience, but dammit you can't beat a good tune. All kinds too. Hootie & the Blowfish, System of a Down, Charles Bradley, Atmosphere, and even Johnny Cash can all provide different moods to a chill zone. What's your taste outside of rap? Tell me you know Poets of the Fall. .
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:30 pm
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This would be an impossible question for me to answer. I've devoted a ludicrous amount of my life to music, and get really excited when digging into how it communicates, different things to different people, shared musical codes etc. But I've also always been a very keen reader and find it hard to put down a fiction book (so unfortunately these days I can't really let myself start them). I'm a more recent convert to poetry. I suspect the chemical pleasure I get from both is similar. The relationship between language and music is something that gets me really going intellectually.
Mon, 3 Sep 2018 08:31 pm
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Each art form imparts a different level of emotion to its devotees. Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" was about a singular topic (Bombing of Guernica by fascist Spain and Italy, and Nazi Germany) and all that was related to it, and people went way out of their ways and interpreted it in their own ways in turn. One thing, many views.

With that being said, like I referenced before - I love music. I read more before and leading up to high school than I ever did during and after it. Just something close to the evocation of magic with no illusion, by jamming some good tunes.

I prefer listening to music and writing poetry when I'm upset or angry, but I like to make music and read poetry when I'm jovial or in a good mood. Just depends on the subject and the day at hand. All days above ground are good days though.

(Becky, and anyone else interested can follow this link for a pretty great song more like poetry than like rap if they wish to hear something worth jamming today. . .)

Tue, 4 Sep 2018 02:47 am
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- Guns & Roses Greatest Hits (particularly Slash and his damn top hat)

- Leonard Cohen

- Sublime

- Doomtree

- Hootie and the Blowfish

- deM atlaS

- Blueprint

- Eyedea (RIP)

- Matisyahu

- Poets of the Fall

- Tool

- Many more like you said.

(65 Days of Static - are you a No Man's Sky fan? I ask because that's the only reason I know who they are.😵)

I know some of the things on this list are at least partially rap, but they are far enough removed from it in that either they are so alternative it doesn't even sound like rap, or they have a backing band of some kind instead of just themselves rapping over vocals.
Fri, 5 Oct 2018 01:19 am
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