What music (if any) are you listening to...

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Senile Reptile
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Arcblade, you listen to classical!? Yay yay yay! Happy Hanukkah everyone! Yay! I got a CD player woo woo!

I'm listening to a Bach Organ Fantasy in G! :eek: :P

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Happy Hanukkah, Motrax!

I broke the rule and opened up iTunes to listen to music right after clicking this topic. Oh well. "The Scientist" by Coldplay, just because it's relaxing. I don't really like it that much.

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She's Leaving by teh Beatles!

Why is it that mediocre words and a mediocre melody can be combined into a really good song (as She's Leaving)?

Bad poem + music = much better poem. Strange.

Try to read the text to any song without listening to the music. Many texts are instantly turned to crap. Not all, of course, but music really makes you forgive a lot of bad texts...
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Expletives are just plain crude, no matter where they are fit in. Noisy music is no excuse.

I'll go have some tea and crumpets now while I listen to the string quartet my butler hired. :P

(Fugue No. 7 from WTC 2, by Bach)

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Polaris
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Motrax - Disagree. While most expletives do not sound very good in music at all, "hell" is a clear exception to this, in my opinion.
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"Dishwasher," by "My House"

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"Silence", by "Nobody Else Being Home",

I think expletives don't ruin music as long as they're not being used specifically to make that song sound "better"... for instance, "Rockin' the Suburbs" by ben Folds Five is a pretty good song in my opinion, but could certainly be improved by taking the focus off cursing in the end of the song. However, several of Third Eye Blind's songs have expletives in them; their newest album is Parental Advisory. I think it's ridiculous that they'd make one of their albums Parental Advisory when it would be much easier not to, but the cursing doesn't ruin the songs at all, really.

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I have the exact same opinion on cursing in music as I do on cursing in normal speech: there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, unless it's grossly overused or employed as a weapon to belittle others. Curse words are best used as a method of emphasizing a particular point or phrase. When used in such a manner, they can lend a good deal of color and force to otherwise bland pronouncements. I find Ben Folds Five's use of curse words to be quite original and whimsical. To deny that curse words have their rightful place in language is to be a snobbish prig.

And I'm listening to "Live and Let Die," by Paul McCartney.

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I try not to repeat songs that I already mentioned, but sometimes people forget.

Right now I am listening to 4 full albums of Lorrie Morgan.

That's 58 songs total. :P :D

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I just don't see the point in cursing. It's lost all its sting from very excessive overuse. I see it along the same level as typing "LOL OMG HOW R U!>!?" instead writing "Hey, it's been a while, how're things?" Pointless degredation when other words would suffice.

...If that makes any sense.

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"Wonderwall" by Oasis.

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Minority, by Greenday

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Happy Christmas, The War Is Over - John Lennon

Simply one of the best Christmas songs ever!
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I am currently listening to Khachaturian's Cello Concerto, third movement, being played by

RAPHAEL WALLFISCH

EDIT: Dumb ubb coding errors...

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Polaris
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People curse under pressure. It's human nature. And music is intended to convey emotions. In certain cases cursing may not work, but in many cases, particularly towards the harder end of rock or in rap, it can be very effective. And provided it's not the focus of the song, I don't think you can say that swearing has no meaning. To say that overuse makes cursing meaningless is like saying that the word 'road' is now meaningless because there are many more than there once were.

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I only listen to swearing in music if it is hell or damn. I feel music would be better without the other words. :P :cool:

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quote:
Originally written by Sir Motrax of Exile:

I just don't see the point in cursing. It's lost all its sting from very excessive overuse.
I agree that in terms of insults and the like, conventional speech can often be far more wounding than curse words. For example, if I were to call you a stuffed shirt, or a frump, or a brainless, gutless, spineless jellyfish, it could quite possibly wound you more than calling you a <censored>head would. Conventional speech can also be far more descriptive than a vague curse word can.

However, as I said earlier, I never really use curse words to insult others. Their presence in my vocabulary is largely for the emphasis of certain points in debates or discussions, and for humor. Many forms of humor do utilize curse words quite effectively in garnering laughs.

One's attitude towards cursing in music seems to depend largely upon one's attitude towards cursing in normal speech. I pretty much use curse words when talking with anyone besides my parents and my professors.

And I'm listening to "I'm Only Sleeping," by the Beatles.

P.S. to Ironweed: I would agree that the lyrics to "She's Leaving Home" are not that great, and the melody is rather commonplace compared to some other Beatles songs. I like the song, although it's not one of my favorites. I tend to prefer Lennon's stuff to McCartney's, largely because although both were fine composers of melodies, Lennon's lyrical abilities were far superior to McCartney's. Listen to songs like "Across the Universe" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" and you'll see what I mean.

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Well, I can't honestly say I've listened to enough rap and heavy metal to pass judgement on the effect cursing has upon said genres. I guess swearing's just a pet peeve of mine.

Tchaikovsky's Waltz from Swan Lake, though it was Rach's 10th prelude Op. 23 when I began writing this.

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Polaris
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Do you think any other topic other than possibly those mindless neverending RP's has this many posts? Am I amazing for making this topic? No? Oh well...
I once saw this site and it was a sort of "Make your own rap song" and it was like a fill-in-the-boxes page—it had fields like "Number of 'modda****a' per minute", "Number of brovvas", etc. Of course, it wasn't real, but it really funny.
I'm not listening to anything as I'm in the library again, which isn't very quiet: there's beeps from the checkout and hums from the automatic door which keeps opening and shutting, possibly because of the large Christmas tree just outside it. Well, it was. It's not now—I just checked.
And does anyone know how to post em dashes and o slashes on a PC? (pm me)

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I tend to agree with Motrax on cursing. It has lost a lot of its effectiveness through overuse. And humour reliant on vulgar words never attracted me.


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