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  1. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    19 Sep '17 21:38
    I know this is subjective and changes given a moment. But what do you say right now?

    I say argent, hold your head up. This is a serious score.
  2. 20 Sep '17 14:54
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I know this is subjective and changes given a moment. But what do you say right now?

    I say argent, hold your head up. This is a serious score.
    Even right now, I have no "best song ever". I might have a song I want to listen to right now, but that doesn't make it better than my other favourites in any absolute sense.

    The good side of this is that it's perfectly all right to have more than just one or two favourite songs
  3. Standard member mchill
    Green Lantern
    01 Oct '17 10:05
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Even right now, I have no "best song ever". I might have a song I want to listen to right now, but that doesn't make it better than my other favourites in any absolute sense.

    The good side of this is that it's perfectly all right to have more than just one or two favourite songs
    I agree it depends on what mood I'm in at the time, there are about 10-15 songs I tend to recycle as my favorites.
  4. Standard member sonhouseonline
    Fast and Curious
    04 Oct '17 21:08 / 9 edits
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I know this is subjective and changes given a moment. But what do you say right now?

    I say argent, hold your head up. This is a serious score.
    I think about songs that won awards, like for Dylan, the Nobel for songs like 'A hard rain's a-gonna fall' The lyrics are incredible.
    "I've seen guns and sharp swords in the hands of small children'....'I've seen a new born baby with wild wolves all around it, I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard. I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazing, just a small bit from that incredible song.
    Or songs from Joni Mitchell, I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from in and out, and still somehow, It's cloud's illusions I recall, I really don't know clouds at all

    Or I was a free man in Paris, I felt unfettered and alive, nobody calling me up for favor's, nobody's future to decide. I'd go back there tomorrow but for this work I've taken on, stoking the star maker machinery behind the popular song.

    All of those lyrics from Dylan to Joni, are very personal and deep.

    Or Mellancamp, Oh yeah, Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.

    Then compare those to 'I wanna hold your hand......

    At least when they grew up they wrote "Yesterday''.... At least for Paul
  5. Standard member karoly aczel
    Console Peasant
    11 Oct '17 02:35
    Originally posted by @apathist
    I know this is subjective and changes given a moment. But what do you say right now?

    I say argent, hold your head up. This is a serious score.
    Right now?
    "on the radio" by Regina Spektor.

    She'd be the best girlfriend, you could just listen her practice and write ... the female John Lennon (if John Lennon din't die)
  6. Standard member karoly aczel
    Console Peasant
    11 Oct '17 02:37
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    I think about songs that won awards, like for Dylan, the Nobel for songs like 'A hard rain's a-gonna fall' The lyrics are incredible.
    "I've seen guns and sharp swords in the hands of small children'....'I've seen a new born baby with wild wolves all around it, I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard. I heard one hundred drummers whose ha ...[text shortened]... ld your hand......

    At least when they grew up they wrote "Yesterday''.... At least for Paul
    Nod to "hard rain" ...

    I've heard that song done in more languages than any other ....
  7. Standard member sonhouseonline
    Fast and Curious
    13 Oct '17 13:11
    Originally posted by @karoly-aczel
    Nod to "hard rain" ...

    I've heard that song done in more languages than any other ....
    Adding street cred to his Nobel prize.
  8. Standard member karoly aczel
    Console Peasant
    15 Oct '17 07:14
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Adding street cred to his Nobel prize.


    Dylan's a classic. We spotted him walking the streets after he played in Melbourne.
    "Look, Bob Dylan just walked by!! " , "No! , Bob Dylan wouldn't be walking the streets"
    But it was him ...
  9. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    16 Oct '17 18:36
    Yes, I agree, Dylan is the man. Some of his lyrics have passed into the collective unconscious and become almost cliche. I can't think of anyone who comes close to having attained that kind of cultural reach.

    Just look at how many covers there are of "Forever Young," for example.
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    17 Oct '17 03:14
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Yes, I agree, Dylan is the man. Some of his lyrics have passed into the collective unconscious and become almost cliche. I can't think of anyone who comes close to having attained that kind of cultural reach.
    Cole Porter
  11. Standard member karoly aczel
    Console Peasant
    21 Oct '17 03:57
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Yes, I agree, Dylan is the man. Some of his lyrics have passed into the collective unconscious and become almost cliche. I can't think of anyone who comes close to having attained that kind of cultural reach.

    Just look at how many covers there are of "Forever Young," for example.
    Great version of that song by "Youth Group" ... which was my fave song for a bit.