My earliest musical memories

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My earliest musical memories

Postby Jake » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:24 pm

Made a playlist (on Spotify this time, MOG haters!) of songs from around 1973 to 76 that I associate with my early childhood:

http://open.spotify.com/user/gloriousno ... TlKzromiDH

It's strange to think that my kid, who's 5 now, is the age I was when I was listening to this stuff.

It's also a little disturbing to see how many of these songs are totally melancholy, sad sack, downers.

What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?

People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watchng violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss. The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don't know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they've been listening to the sad songs longer than they've been living the unhappy lives.

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby jonas » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:01 pm

So wait, do I have to be Spoti-friended to you for this link to work?

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby sab » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:54 am

Ooh, a Spotify mix. I will get on this...

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby Jake » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:30 pm

Made a couple of swaps. The first and last song. Dropped a couple that didn't really fit, so I'm keeping it at 50 songs.

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby jonas » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:02 pm

I wonder why I even fucking bother posting here.

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby sab » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:56 am

jonas wrote:I wonder why I even fucking bother posting here.


Uh, because it's fun? Because you want to see the GloNo revival take hold?

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby Jake » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:20 am

jonas wrote:So wait, do I have to be Spoti-friended to you for this link to work?

No idea. Do you have Spotify installed? Did you click the link? What do you see when you click the link?

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby D. Phillips » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:14 pm

Dropped a couple that didn't really fit, so I'm keeping it at 50 songs.

Ah, right in line with "50 Ways to Lose Your Lover"

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby creepy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:15 pm

The first song I remember is "Slip Sliding Away", followed shortly after by "Shake Your Booty". It's possible that my young brain locked on to the action verbs of these titles. The first song I remember not liking was "You Light up My Life".

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Re: My earliest musical memories

Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:49 pm

Ok, jonas has a point - Spotify (at least for the Mac) is confusing as hell to set up. Took me forever to get to Jake's playlist - which is pretty sweet, btw. Not quite as sweet as the Ultimate Nez playlist, but still awesome.


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