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    So what's music to you?

    Here we are. discussing 15k amps and 4k cabling, all of that to listen to one little thing... MUSIC.
    so what's music to you? what does it mean? why do you listen to it?
    i'll chime in a while later, when some people have posted an answer
    cheers!
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Here we are. discussing 15k amps and 4k cabling, all of that to listen to one little thing... MUSIC.
    so what's music to you? what does it mean? why do you listen to it?
    i'll chime in a while later, when some people have posted an answer
    cheers!
    Music is a way for me to interact with people, their times, and their emotions in ways that I never could in real life. Listening to a cantata by JS Bach opens up his world to me, his beliefs. The same happens when I hear A Love Supreme by Coltrane, his power and his spirituality are manifest. To retrieve these feelings is why I spend the $ for this hobby. I could go on but I think my point is made. I listen to music to capture the emotion and power of the composer and the performer.

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    I think music is an acquired taste. Sure there are songs that most people would agree are good songs. That is where it ends however, for no one I know likes everything that I like nor do I like everything they like. And we are not likely to appreciate the same elements of a songs that we agree are good.
    I can listen to music I like low-fi or hi-fi system, but heaing music with detail and clarity is almost intoxicating to me. Music that appeals to me gives me peace of mind, vitality and connects me to my spiritual self.
    Music that I don't fine appealing whether it sounds good in hi-fi or not I get no pleasure from. If all music failed to stimulate me I wouldn't waste time listening to it.
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    (for me) music is an emotional response to sound. It can be on the radio, on a hifi system in a church...at a concert...or even in the dead silence of the night when your listening to sounds, when you thought just moments ago there was only silence.

    Your question says it all...
    what's music to you?
    For each of us it may be something different (or perhaps similar)


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    enjoy the music!

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    This is what music means to me . . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Here we are. discussing 15k amps and 4k cabling, all of that to listen to one little thing... MUSIC.
    so what's music to you? what does it mean? why do you listen to it?
    i'll chime in a while later, when some people have posted an answer
    cheers!
    kaboom:

    I'm probably 3 times older than you but all of my life I've been in love with music.

    All kinds of music. Rap. Rock. Stravinsky. Beethovan. Mozart. Rogers and Hammerstein.

    Sondheim. Arlen. Gershwin.Maynard Ferguson. Woody Herman. Stan Getz. Miles Davis.

    It doesn't really matter what you listen to. The one thing that matters is that it's

    good.

    I've always liked up-tempo music. And I've always liked the music LOUD.

    When I was 12, I got the bug with speakers, cartridges and the like.

    On lp's, I would seek out Red Seal, or Masterworks because they were, by and large,

    SOUND SPECTACULARS, if you know what I mean.

    HOW the music sounded always turned me on. I remember, I was trying to get the

    thing so distortion-free, back in those days.

    Anyway, music makes me feel happy when I'm feeling low. Music puts it ALL into

    perspective. Music, played back, even on a medium-hot set-up, can really make life

    worth while again.


    It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing . . . . . . .

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    To me, music is a mirror to the soul. It only has meaning if it resonates within. It is a reflection of who we are and who we want to be. That is why music can be so many different things to so many different people; and why some music speaks to one person yet has no meaning for another. We find ourselves in the music that we listen to.

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    Music to me is relaxing to the soul, it also is history, I can remember where i was when i heard longtime favorite songs for the first time. I prefer hifi, but lo fi is better to me than NO FI.

    I love it when I wake up to the radio alarm in the morning and one of my favorite songs is just starting. I just know it will be a good day when that happens

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    Music to me, very simply, is anything in a rhythm that sounds good to the ears.

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    Well music is a lot of things to me...

    The O.G's used to say "blues is blood" and I have to kinda agree. Music to me is life, I not only listen to it but play it on weekends for love and money. It's so inextricably entertwined in my existence if I were to go deaf I'm not sure what I'd do.... I won't discuss my home audio gear but I'll list my musical gear. I've been playing bass for money since the Nixon administration (off and on of course since life does interfere.

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    Music will get you through times of no money, better than money will get you through times of no music. If we danced more, truly danced and sang, there'd be less war.

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    Red face Dang Photos....

    Try 2


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    Music is a way to transplant reality. It is physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological, and every other kind of -al you can think of. Music is an escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspeed
    Music is a way to transplant reality. It is physical, emotional, spiritual, psychological, and every other kind of -al you can think of. Music is an escape.
    This was an intriguing question Kaboom posted
    You hit the nail on the head for me Topspeed.
    As you said it is an escape music can take you places.
    Quote Originally Posted by franklinpross
    I've always liked up-tempo music. And I've always liked the music LOUD
    Me too franklinpross.
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    music sucks...

    I like me system MUCH better than mu...mus..m...u...s..i..c...ah...let me get back sit ya on thata one.



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    oh yea...oh yea...yea yea yea...

    I didn't know you where a bass player kiddo...I play six string (Cramer Focus) and bass (Fender P and Cramer DMZ 6000) I've been stickin wiff the six string lately and hooking up with 2 brothers (both young pastors) and I forsee a kinda jazzy rocky king Crimson kinda weird fun christan stuff...it's aughta be a hoot!!

    Nice ta see ya laddy!!! Peace, Pogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Try 2

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    I cant really say what music is to me... I fail to concieve being in my room without something playing, i cant possibly think of driving without a CD on.
    I cant imagine not sitting down and LISTENING to a whole album...
    Music is, for me, one of the biggest pleasures in life. Nothing compares to sitting down, closing my eyes and just taking in all that the music is telling me.
    As people have said, music is what can get me going in the morning, what can pull me out of a temporary depression or uncontrollable anger. Music is an escape.
    Not only do i like music. I like records, i like CD's. I like filing them in order and admiring the cover art, i like popping them out of their jackets and slipping them onto either the platter or the CD tray (i almost cried when i recieved a MFSL gold disc). Its basically the only thing in my life upon which i impose a very strict order...
    I dunno. I used to listen to the usual "all time favorites" songs till someone showed me bad religion. then i started LISTENING to music. that was 3 years ago. now music is my second greatest passion after the gf.
    Music just KICKS ASS.
    We roll tonite, to the guitar bite
    And for those about to Rock
    WE SALUTE YOU!!!
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    Talking Hey Pogue didn't know you played either....

    Quote Originally Posted by thepogue
    I didn't know you where a bass player kiddo...I play six string (Cramer Focus) and bass (Fender P and Cramer DMZ 6000) I've been stickin wiff the six string lately and hooking up with 2 brothers (both young pastors) and I forsee a kinda jazzy rocky king Crimson kinda weird fun christan stuff...it's aughta be a hoot!!

    Nice ta see ya laddy!!! Peace, Pogue
    Six String? Wow, I just made the leap to 5 string after thrity plus years of playing 4-string. I love the low B though. How do you string your 6? Do you go "E" to "E" like a guitar or some other exotic stringing? Shoot me a pic of your axes and rigs... I'd be curious to see em. I'm also working on a pic of my "murderers row" of basses.

    Da Worfster

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    Question Bad Religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    till someone showed me bad religion. then i started LISTENING to music. that was 3 years ago. now music is my second greatest passion after the gf.
    Hey Kaboom,
    I have not heard this band before so I looked them up and found to new sealed LPs
    EMPIRE STRIKES FIRST & PROCESS OF BELIEF both sealed.
    Which ones do you like or are both good?
    any input would be great.
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    Uhm the process of belief is REALLY an amazing album, if you like punk rock. Bad religion has gotten a lot softer with age. if you listen to their tapes from 82-85 it sounds like they are trying to rip the strings off the guitars, and those two albums are their two latest ones. process of belief is from 2002 and empire strikes first is their latest album.
    Personally, i think Process of belief beats the crap out of ESB. The thing about process of belief is that aside from a couple of outstanding songs (kyoto now, epiphany) the rest of them are REALLY good. on the other hand i find that although ESB does have some really good songs, its not such a "solid" album.
    although it doesnt bother me much, u might want to keep in mind that Bad Religion is an extremely political band, so if you are a left-winger u'll love the lyrics. the opposite will happen if u like Mr. Bush.
    It has been said about ESB that its starting to overexploit their political views. Oh well.
    Any of the two are really good albums, but perhaps Process of Belief is a better album to get into bad religion. If you like it, try some of the older ones like the gray race or generator.
    cheers!
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Uhm the process of belief is REALLY an amazing album, if you like punk rock. Bad religion has gotten a lot softer with age. if you listen to their tapes from 82-85 it sounds like they are trying to rip the strings off the guitars, and those two albums are their two latest ones. process of belief is from 2002 and empire strikes first is their latest album.
    Personally, i think Process of belief beats the crap out of ESB. The thing about process of belief is that aside from a couple of outstanding songs (kyoto now, epiphany) the rest of them are REALLY good. on the other hand i find that although ESB does have some really good songs, its not such a "solid" album.
    although it doesnt bother me much, u might want to keep in mind that Bad Religion is an extremely political band, so if you are a left-winger u'll love the lyrics. the opposite will happen if u like Mr. Bush.
    It has been said about ESB that its starting to overexploit their political views. Oh well.
    Any of the two are really good albums, but perhaps Process of Belief is a better album to get into bad religion. If you like it, try some of the older ones like the gray race or generator.
    cheers!
    Thanks.
    I like S.O.A.D. and have toxicity on vinyl. Still available if you want one at http://www.sonymusicstore.com/store/...15&skuId=25710
    for only $8.97
    so maybe Ill like Bad Religion as well. I did find another site that had a lot on their albums for a good price at http://www.skinniesrecords.com/newvinyl.html

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    Uhm keep in mind Bad Religion is not THAT similar to SOAD. its nowhere the level of complexity, and although the musicianship is good its not as "sophisticated" as system of a down.
    think of a more melodic Ramones...
    in any case, i think they are a great band. I hope you enjoy it!
    oh and thanx for the Toxicity tip. i'm chekcing it out right now!
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Uhm the process of belief is REALLY an amazing album, if you like punk rock. Bad religion has gotten a lot softer with age. if you listen to their tapes from 82-85 it sounds like they are trying to rip the strings off the guitars, and those two albums are their two latest ones. process of belief is from 2002 and empire strikes first is their latest album.
    Personally, i think Process of belief beats the crap out of ESB. The thing about process of belief is that aside from a couple of outstanding songs (kyoto now, epiphany) the rest of them are REALLY good. on the other hand i find that although ESB does have some really good songs, its not such a "solid" album.
    although it doesnt bother me much, u might want to keep in mind that Bad Religion is an extremely political band, so if you are a left-winger u'll love the lyrics. the opposite will happen if u like Mr. Bush.
    It has been said about ESB that its starting to overexploit their political views. Oh well.
    Any of the two are really good albums, but perhaps Process of Belief is a better album to get into bad religion. If you like it, try some of the older ones like the gray race or generator.
    cheers!
    here is the complete Sony vinyl site:
    http://www.sonymusicstore.com/store/...sp?mcode=00003

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaboom
    Here we are. discussing 15k amps and 4k cabling, all of that to listen to one little thing... MUSIC.
    so what's music to you?
    I'm with gonefishin's answer. It is an emotional response for me as well. Music is always running through my head even if I'm not listening. It is a way to still this otherwise hyper individual. It can make me laugh out loud or bring tears to my eyes. While I do find a greater connection with the big system at times, MP3s on my computer fill the need as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-Stat
    I'm with gonefishin's answer. It is an emotional response for me as well. Music is always running through my head even if I'm not listening. It is a way to way to still this otherwise hyper individual. It can make me laugh out loud or bring tears to my eyes. While I do find a greater connection with the big system at times, MP3s on my computer fill the need as well.

    rw
    I even hear music in my dreams... does any one else?
    Or should I seek Professional help?

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    i think this starts to call for proffessional help...
    Hey but dont worry, i need it too... The only reason i play drums is because melodic instruments are too complex for my limited brain, yet i've dreamt several times that i played the guitar like nobodie's business... with some of those Dream Theatre solo's and all...
    and i used a bright pink pick...
    I remember the days when I thought 128kbps sounded great and had never spent more than 10 bucks on cables...

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    the six string...

    the six string I play is lead/rhythm....my bass is only an old fastion 4 string...someday I'll get into the 5 string..but I'm ALWAYS a few decades behind...lol I'll attach a pic of a bass like ming...it's heavy...(WAY too heavy for playing out) but the all alumin. neck is kinda different...she s got great action and shes really snappy....talk to you soon! Peace, Pogue

    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Six String? Wow, I just made the leap to 5 string after thrity plus years of playing 4-string. I love the low B though. How do you string your 6? Do you go "E" to "E" like a guitar or some other exotic stringing? Shoot me a pic of your axes and rigs... I'd be curious to see em. I'm also working on a pic of my "murderers row" of basses.

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