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Karla
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Most of you know a lot more of music than I do. So I'd like you to recommend some music that can cheer me up. (some sicko sent me a link with a movie on how they kill animals for fur coats and stuff, while that person knew I'm a vegetarian...) It just got me in a real bad mood and nothing like music to cheer me up, but I'd like to try something new. Sure you guys can help out :)


   
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gunslinger
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I dont know your taste in music, but maybe try some Blink182 or Cake. Blues Traveler has some pretty upbeat songs as well (runaround, while not a happy song, is pretty upbeat, and hook is just funny).

Personally I dont hate animals, but I do eat meat and wear leather (personally I have no problem with it). However, I dont think that because your opinion is different, someone should send you something like that just to upset you. There's absolutely no reason to do things like that.

Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.

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geoo
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Ya.. thats mean no matter whether you are vegitarian or not.

But on to your question... When I am down I like to listen to Keith Urban. Foo Fighters and Bon Jovi really do it for me too though.

or just hum to yourself.. "Dont worry be happy now. ooOOOooOOo OOOoOoOOOOOOO OOOooOoOoOOOOOo oOOOoOOooooo" :twisted:

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Hootie & the Blowfish. Even though some of the songs on the first album were pretty serious, those guys have a lot of stuff that is just feel good music. Check out the Musical Chairs disc, or even the newest one, Looking for Lucky. If you dig any sort of bluegrass sort of feel, those two have some really good stuff to pick ya up.

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When I'm down, I like to listen to Bluegrass music. Something about it is just...happy :D

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The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds


   
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Ghost
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Santana's "Everything's Coming Our Way"

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Anonymous
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I am alive - Celine Dion (hey this is turning out to be a song association game :wink: )


   
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Hey, if you're down, go with the feeling: "Hard Times Killin' Floor," Skip James

(Covered by Chris Thomas King on "O Brother, Where Art Thou")
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"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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Karla
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thanx guys for your replies, I'll try a bit of them all :D

heh, I'm not a Celine Dion fan but that song gets out some great memories

okay a question.. how would you describe the genre bluegrass? what's typical about it, that makes it a genre of its own?


   
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gunslinger
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It's considered the American version of things like Irish folk music. It GENERALLY uses acoustic instruments exclusively (as far as I know anyway) like guitar, banjo, fiddle (no, I don't know the difference in the fiddle and the violin, but I'm from Texas, so it's a fiddle), upright bass, and so forth, however electric guitar and electric bass are not unknown. The different instruments generally carry the melody at different points in the song, rather than just one lead instrument (although this is not a steadfast rule either). Mandolins, dobros, and other acoustic instruments are also popular.

The vocals are usually 2 or more part harmony in several different parts of the song. Many times the lyrics reflect something dear to someone (think THE SONS OF MOLLY...a song about some Irish miners from Pennsylvania) or religious.

The music is generally upbeat, but with a lonesome sounding vocal part.

To distinguish between some things, there are two types of bluegrass: Traditional Bluegrass, and Progressive Bluegrass (yep, you guessed it...the biggest difference is the use of traditional vs. electric instruments).

To find out more, hit http://www.bluegrassmusic.com http://www.bluegrassworld.com http://www.ibma.org http://www.discoverbluegrass.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluegrass_music or just do a search for it in your favorite search engine :)

Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.

Kurt Cobain


   
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Chris C
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Hi Karla,

Sad to hear that. :(

You got any early Bruce Springsteen? Some of his songs with the E street band were really up-beat. Dancing in the dark, and .. oh, I don't know offhand, but there were some real get up and go numbers. :D

And you've got a nice voice and some talent at singing and playing yourself. I think that some of your songs would probably cheer me up. :)

Cheers, Chris


   
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And you've got a nice voice and some talent at singing and playing yourself. I think that some of your songs would probably cheer me up.

Thats what I was going to say too. Write a new song and record it. If it doesnt cheer you up then send it to me :) I need cheering too.

Geoo

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DemoEtc
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'You're Breaking My Heart" by Harry Nilsson always brings a smile to my face.

On the other hand, you could return the favor and send him a link to:

http://images.google.com/images?q=kwashiorkor&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wi

It's that 3rd world disease that I first saw examples of in the 70s. I couldn't believe nobody had done anything, and...it's still around.

Activiism is great - more people should get involved (because in the end we just AIN'T gonna be happily migrating to Mars, no matter what NASA wants us to believe [for continued funding]) - but sometimes it's a little opressive.

Have fun with the song by the way!


   
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kingpatzer
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As a genre, I can't think of anything more happy sounding than Gypsy Jazz. It's just upbeat and fun all around.

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST


   
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