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    31 Jan '15 15:27
    Originally posted by brush
    Thank you Grumpy Bobby, I get the feeling you are not grumpy at all. I will post something again when an interesting subject comes up.
    He's not Grumpy, he's Grampy unless you know something we don't.
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    31 Jan '15 15:34
    Originally posted by brush
    Why do we enjoy music more once we have heard it a few times?
    Familiarity.
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    31 Jan '15 15:41
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Familiarity.
    What about, "Familiarity breeds contempt"?
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    31 Jan '15 15:53
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    What about, "Familiarity breeds contempt"?
    For me, certain albums gain a kind of original-soundtrack-of-my-life status for certain years, seasons, periods, phases, places, people, at certain times ~ all of which are evoked vividly when the music is revisited, and although those revisits my become rarer as the years pass, this 'life's OST' music can never be unliked, the familiarity cannot breed contempt, and the appeal and meaning of the albums are locked in as invincible and undiminished facts of one's life.
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    31 Jan '15 15:57
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    What about, "Familiarity breeds contempt"?
    Fine, if that's your choice.
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    31 Jan '15 15:58
    Originally posted by FMF
    For me, certain albums gain a kind of original-soundtrack-of-my-life status for certain years, seasons, periods, phases, places, people, at certain times ~ all of which are evoked vividly when the music is revisited, and although those revisits my become rarer as the years pass, this 'life's OST' music can never be unliked, the familiarity cannot breed contempt, ...[text shortened]... peal and meaning of the albums are locked in as invincible and undiminished facts of one's life.
    I think I may have meant that it could be a temporary situation concerning a not so happy event in one's life that after a time may just bring back forgotten,perceived, pain.
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    31 Jan '15 17:23
    Originally posted by Francopawn
    He's not Grumpy, he's Grampy unless you know something we don't.
    Oops, sorry, misread.
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    31 Jan '15 17:24
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    What about, "Familiarity breeds contempt"?
    Stees, how about: "Familiarity breeds."?

    lol
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    31 Jan '15 17:27
    Originally posted by brush
    Thank you Grumpy Bobby, I get the feeling you are not grumpy at all. I will post something again when an interesting subject comes up.
    "grumpy"? Nah... way too much to be grateful for at this point in my life.
    Look forward to your next thread subject. -Bob
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    31 Jan '15 18:48
    Originally posted by brush
    Why do we enjoy music more once we have heard it a few times?
    brush, here's another recent thread on the subject of music which may be of interest: Thread 162698
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    31 Jan '15 21:55
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    brush, here's another recent thread on the subject of music which may be of interest: Thread 162698
    Sorry I got your name wrong. Academics have tried to answer the question of why we enjoy hearing a piece once we get to know it. There are some Google answers which suggest that it may be gratification of expectancy? I was interested to hear if anyone else had thought about it.
    Thanks for the link, very interesting.
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    31 Jan '15 22:02
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "grumpy"? Nah... way too much to be grateful for at this point in my life.
    Look forward to your next thread subject. -Bob
    On the other hand, Grumpy Bobby might be a lot easier to take than Grateful Bobby. Who knows?
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    31 Jan '15 22:07
    Originally posted by cashthetrash
    That's actually a good question. I don't know how many times my first impression of a song left me not very impressed but after hearing a couple more times decided it was a hit on my own personal charts. Interesting. Makes me wonder if some music producers have the same reaction when they first hear a song. Should they actually listen to a demo a few t ...[text shortened]... ybe others have an explanation. I don't know some songs you know right away if it's good or bad.
    I know in my case, I had started guitar lessons from Mike Stewart, AKA Backwards Sam Firk (his recording name). He gave me a copy of his first album on Alelphi records (owned by Gene Rosenthal, and he had married Gene's sister Carol) Anyway, I played that album and I played it again and it took me about three playings for me to realize just how great he was on acoustic blues guitar. From then on I was hooked as his student.

    The first time I played the album, it just hadn't hit me how good he was on guitar. It took 3 or 4 times hearing it for it to sink in just how good he was.
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