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#1150532 - 01/04/06 11:42 PM What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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For me its rap or acid rock.
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#1150533 - 01/04/06 11:58 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Having to listen only to Strauss waltzes... Rap and Acid Rock take a close second, but the Waltz King (yeah right) hits a nerve with me...
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#1150534 - 01/05/06 12:12 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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1. Being forced to listen to RAP music for eternity.

2. Being forced to play an ancient dead upright for an eternity in front of people who cannot hear it.

3. Being forced to play an out of tune spinet that hurts my hands sometimes, in front of people, for eternity.

4. Losing my beloved shrine to elephants, my Henry, for an eternity.

5. Not being able to sing or play any instrument, for eternity. Duh!

6. Getting kicked out of Piano World for eternity.

7. Having no money to spend on music, for eternity.

8. No music at all, for eternity and beyond.

9. Being forced to listen to bad karaoke singers for eternity. ( I had to judge a contest for a casino one time, that is a story I'll save for another day. LOL)

10. Losing all my playing gigs to canned music for eternity.

11. No pizza, for eternity.
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#1150535 - 01/05/06 12:55 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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wolfindmist,
Sounds like the Twighlight Zone. Of course I only watched it once in my entire life but the episode I saw was a guy who had to sit at a restaurant and eat Chinese food - for an eternity.

For me, probably any kind of heavy metal music. Then there's old style "twangy" country. Maybe Dixieland - I went on a mini riverboat/dinner cruise once (well it turned out to be a fried chicken picnic-style dinner) and the constant Dixie style music from a live band the whole time about drove me nuts. Then there's opera. For classical, maybe Wagner.

In general as well, just about any style that sounds the same no matter the song. Also, on one of those songs that gets stuck in your head that you can't get away from - having to listen to it over and over, for example, Feliz Navidad. Just the title gets the song going in one's head.

Oh, and speaking of instruments, having nothing to play but a 61 key, weightless keyboard, for eternity.

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#1150536 - 01/05/06 01:01 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Oh, and speaking of instruments, having nothing to play but a 61 key, weightless keyboard, for eternity.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
That isn't polyphonic....
LOL

For ETERNITY

hehehe
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#1150537 - 01/05/06 01:14 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by wolfindmist:
11. No pizza, for eternity. [/b]
What is your favorite pizza place? Maybe I could order some and have it sent to you in one of your "eternal" musical torture chambers. No, seriously, what's a good pizza place recommendation?

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#1150538 - 01/05/06 01:29 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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I miss the old Pizza and Pipes place they had. The pizza wasn't great but the "Pipes" were awesome. Big old pipe organ like the Morman Tabernacle Choir has wrapped around the pizza place. Sadly the place burned down, I belive it was arson or an accident.

In town there is a place that makes pizza with Groendahl Swiss Cheese (I think that's how they spell it). 7 bucks a small chunk at your deli.
The parlor has a 50's decor and juke box too, with a Patsy Cline concert poster I would hanker for. It's just a small local place.

Gotta have good pizza to make good music.
So it is a musical torture chamber to me.
Pizza is life. Life is music. No pizza, no music.
It's in my contract.
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#1150539 - 01/05/06 01:36 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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12. I order a Bosie piano and it never gets to my place; ends up in some hotel room in the middle of a cat 4 hurricane where it stays there for eternity.

(I JUST COULDN'T RESIST, FORGIVE ME FATHER FRANK FOR I HAVE SINNED )
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#1150540 - 01/05/06 01:56 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Having to learn theory or study music "properly" at a university or school of music.

Being confined to a room with professional musicians and academics without recourse to a few stiff drinks.

Being confined to a room with a lot of boom-boom pop music without recourse to earplugs and a few stiff drinks.

Being forced to sit through hymns,oratorios and Beethoven slow movements, with no presentable women in sight and without recourse to a stiff drink.
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#1150541 - 01/05/06 02:08 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Ted2,
You might want to order some pizza to go with all those "stiff drinks"!

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#1150542 - 01/05/06 02:48 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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I don't particularly like pizzas. I prefer jambalaya aux chaurices (rice with garlic, peppers and chipolatas). That, together with a large Napoleon brandy, would see me through the most gruelling slow movement.
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#1150543 - 01/05/06 06:29 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Music torture? Here goes....

1. Richard Clayderman

2. Rap and R'n'B music

3. Losing my Schimmel upright

4. Losing my Arcam/Quad hi-fi and having to make do with some cheap rubbish

5. Losing my CD collection

6. A Celine Dion concert

7. Donna Summer records

8. If Beethoven had never written his 32 piano sonatas.....aggghhh!

9. If Chopin's music was banned or deleted from the world.

10. If the BBC Proms ever ceased.

11. If BBC Radio 3 ever turned into Classic FM

12. If my subscriptions to Gramophone, BBC Music and International Piano got lost.
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#1150544 - 01/05/06 06:31 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Oh and the worst thing of all, if my partner ever lost her gorgeous singing voice.
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#1150545 - 01/05/06 05:28 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Matthew wrote:
"6. A Celine Dion concert"

I nearly upchucked my pizza on your torture #6; thanks for the belly laugh.
\:D

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Originally posted by matthewpiano:
Music torture? Here goes....

1. Richard Clayderman

2. Rap and R'n'B music

3. Losing my Schimmel upright

4. Losing my Arcam/Quad hi-fi and having to make do with some cheap rubbish

5. Losing my CD collection

6. A Celine Dion concert

7. Donna Summer records

8. If Beethoven had never written his 32 piano sonatas.....aggghhh!

9. If Chopin's music was banned or deleted from the world.

10. If the BBC Proms ever ceased.

11. If BBC Radio 3 ever turned into Classic FM

12. If my subscriptions to Gramophone, BBC Music and International Piano got lost. [/b]
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#1150546 - 01/05/06 05:37 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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I think Ted2 is gonna need a helluva agent to get all that into his contract. Especially living so far from south of the Delta.
\:D
BTW What the heck are chipolatas?
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Originally posted by Ted2:
I don't particularly like pizzas. I prefer jambalaya aux chaurices (rice with garlic, peppers and chipolatas). That, together with a large Napoleon brandy, would see me through the most gruelling slow movement. [/b]
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#1150547 - 01/05/06 05:44 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Polkas

for even a minute
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#1150548 - 01/05/06 05:56 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Add this to my list...

12. Having to work at Guitar Center in the Keyboards Sales Room with all the keyboards turned on full blastisimo at the same time for eternity. And no earplugs or headphones in sight.

* Sometimes, I feel for the employees of that place on the loudest days. It's enough to drive a sane person crazy.
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#1150549 - 01/05/06 07:40 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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12+. ... and standing at each Guitar Center keyboard playing full blastisimo is a first year student playing Chopsticks - poorly
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#1150550 - 01/05/06 08:33 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Chipolatas are small sausages, usually spicy. What is the Delta ?
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#1150551 - 01/05/06 08:37 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Anything by Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev.
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#1150552 - 01/05/06 08:43 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Originally posted by pianojerome:
Anything by Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev. [/b]
So, a pretty large proportion of the piano repertoire then?

Of course you are entitled to your opinion but how can Beethoven be a musical torture chamber? What is it that you don't like about his music? Or Chopins?
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#1150553 - 01/05/06 08:51 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by matthewpiano:
 Quote:
Originally posted by pianojerome:
Anything by Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev. [/b]
So, a pretty large proportion of the piano repertoire then?

Of course you are entitled to your opinion but how can Beethoven be a musical torture chamber? What is it that you don't like about his music? Or Chopins? [/b]
:D


(those are all among my favorite composers)
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#1150554 - 01/05/06 09:43 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pianojerome:
 Quote:
Originally posted by matthewpiano:
 Quote:
Originally posted by pianojerome:
Anything by Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, or Prokofiev. [/b]
So, a pretty large proportion of the piano repertoire then?
Of course you are entitled to your opinion but how can Beethoven be a musical torture chamber? What is it that you don't like about his music? Or Chopins? [/b]
:D
(those are all among my favorite composers) [/b]
I was going to say . . . if those composers are torture for you, you are in trouble going into a music program.

(There's always a sarcastic one in the crowd \:\) )

-Hope your prof's torture you by assigning music from your favorite composers. Better yet hope they torture you by assigning anything and everything but the music by your favorite composers \:D .

P.S. - Had pizza for supper minus stiff drinks (I don't drink \:D ).

Another musical torture chamber - listening to piano students play "Heart and Soul" - for an eternity.

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#1150555 - 01/05/06 11:27 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Having to listen to one of those fake clock chimes adinfinitum - those battery driven ones that sound so completely, unbelievably hokey.

Having to sit in my car and listen to the windshield wipers scrape across the windshield. They make a LOUD RUBBER SOUNDING scraping noise. (Honestly, EVERYTHING about my car is NOISY. It makes that high pitched whiny noise Jeeps make when I back the car up. The fan for the heater HUMS at some ungodly pitch. There is a LOW PITCHED VACUUM NOISE that hurts my ears when I close the doors. It has METALLIC BRAKE PADS that make an UNGODLY SCREETCHING NOISE when it is humid out or raining. There's some kind of whistling noise something under the hood makees. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH.

And have I mentioned how I reacted to the NEW STOVE we bought? Any of you buying a new stove, if the touch control pad is on the FRONT of your stove, PREPARE THYSELF. An audible FAN turns on when you turn the OVEN on. JUST WHAT I NEED. MORE NOISE IN THE KITCHEN. I've gotten used to it now. There is no alternative BTW for those of us wanting the knobs on the front of the stove. We must now live with TA-DUM...............THE FAN IN THE KITCHEN.

\:D

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#1150556 - 01/06/06 12:31 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeanne W:
Having to listen to one of those fake clock chimes adinfinitum - those battery driven ones that sound so completely, unbelievably hokey.

Having to sit in my car and listen to the windshield wipers scrape across the windshield. They make a LOUD RUBBER SOUNDING scraping noise. (Honestly, EVERYTHING about my car is NOISY. It makes that high pitched whiny noise Jeeps make when I back the car up. The fan for the heater HUMS at some ungodly pitch. There is a LOW PITCHED VACUUM NOISE that hurts my ears when I close the doors. It has METALLIC BRAKE PADS that make an UNGODLY SCREETCHING NOISE when it is humid out or raining. There's some kind of whistling noise something under the hood makees. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH.

And have I mentioned how I reacted to the NEW STOVE we bought? Any of you buying a new stove, if the touch control pad is on the FRONT of your stove, PREPARE THYSELF. An audible FAN turns on when you turn the OVEN on. JUST WHAT I NEED. MORE NOISE IN THE KITCHEN. I've gotten used to it now. There is no alternative BTW for those of us wanting the knobs on the front of the stove. We must now live with TA-DUM...............THE FAN IN THE KITCHEN.
\:D
Jeanne W [/b]
clap, clap, clap, clap, clap - !

I second all those things. I haven't had the oven experience but have first hand experience with all the others. I especially love the clock example. A relative gave us one of those fake chiming clocks for a gift once. My husband loved it and wouldn't part with it and thought I was crazy for being annoyed with it. It finally broke - how unfortunate \:D .

Add to your list the perpetual sound in the dryer from snaps on jeans, overall clasps, and zippers clanging - "clank, clank, clank, clank . . . "

Get the dryer, the dishwasher, the oven fan, and the furnace going and turn up the t.v. to be heard over everything and you have your own little household orchestra.

Oh and we added a gas fireplace a few years back which creates a much more "pleasing" constant hissing sound as opposed to the "annoying" crackle of a real wood fireplace.

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#1150557 - 01/06/06 01:25 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Having to listen to bad karaoke without a GONG OR MANY Stiff Drinks (anyone remember the gong show?)

A church choir where the average age is 90 and the squeal of their hearing aids is in a different key than the music.

Those Gameboy game background ditties repeatedly
Especially the Mario Brothers one

Anything Rap-ish or screaming heavy metal

The "This is a test of the emergency broadcasting network" annoying Tones & Beeps

Gelineau (aka Jelly Nose) Psalms

Speaker Buzz or the Hamster's wheel

FOR ETERNITY
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#1150558 - 01/06/06 05:47 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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1. A room in which the same thing were played over and over, exactly the same way, without end, for eternity.

2. A room in which no music played.

I rank #2 as #2 because I would take it over #1. I can make up my own music in room #2, but in room #1, I would find that to be more difficult. ;\)
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#1150559 - 01/07/06 12:36 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Listening to an almost life sized hip swivelling red bellied Santa/Elvis hybrid automaton wheezing out Christmas carols for eternity. They had one in CVS on the prescription counter.
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#1150560 - 01/07/06 01:02 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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1) Being stuck in an elevator that plays nothing but musak, for eternity.
2) Being stuck in a room with, ummm... a certain kind of karaoke, for eternity (for what kind, see http://www.wingtunes.com/public/songs.aspx )
3) Being stuck in a shopping centre during the last shopping week before Christmas, with all the intensified christmas jingles being played non-stop to encourage shoppers to hurry up and make room for more shoppers, stuck in a timeloop, that just keeps going back to the start of that week, for eternity.
4) Being stuck in a room where pieces all the theory professors wrote were being played non-stop, for eternity (theory teachers don't write good compositions!)
5) Being stuck at the country music awards, for eternity. (shudder!)
6) Being stuck at a middle-school battle of the bands, for eternity.
7) Having to sing a medley of the stupidest Children's Songs for choir, for eternity (THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY TRUE! AGHHH, well, except for the "for eternity" part, thank god)
8) Having to listen to a TV or radio station of non-stop advertisement jingles, really loudly, for eternity.
9) Having to sing choral vocal warmup excersizes, for eternity.
10) And the ULTIMATE, having to listen to a compilation of all the most dissonant, most atonal, and most loud pieces ever written, for eternity.

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#1150561 - 01/07/06 02:51 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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My musical torture would be being locked in a room with a stereo that won't shut off, only playing Elliot Carter, Messaien, or Schoenberg.

I would literally kill myself.
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#1150562 - 01/07/06 02:55 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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I went to a performance of the Juilliard String Quartet once, and they played a string quartet by Elliot Carter. It's a form of "musical journalism," and the point of this particular work was to describe the sounds of an orchestra warming up. So the four players were playing completely random stuff, some scales, some random excerpts, tuning, etc. Everynow and then, one guy would be playing something and the others would tag along and play the same thing, and then they'd all break up and play random stuff again....

Not very enjoyable music, IMO.
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#1150563 - 01/07/06 05:30 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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I saw this program that studies music on TV the other day and they showed this trick where your mind is illuded into thinking that a note is played in a pitch that's constantly increasing, while in fact the pitch was merely going in circles. I don't know how this worked but my point is that you got the exact same feeling in your stomach as if someone was playing an eternal ascending chromatic scale.

NOW, for a moment this may seem cool and interesting, but believe me after about an hour of this you would undoubtably be on your knees, beginning to be put out of your misery.

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#1150564 - 01/09/06 08:45 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Sitting in a white room with huge bose earphones (built so I couldn't take them off) playing heavy metal as loud as possible for all eternity. I think my head would explode after 3 hours though.

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#1150565 - 01/14/06 08:05 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
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Pop, half of them are untalented, those that are talented rarely sing about anything worthwhile, and some of them can't even perform live so they have to mime, i believe alot of pop is a desecration to music and rapes something so beautiful.

Then again alot of people would say alot about rock which i listen to alot of, Heavy metal, Metal, and rock in general... i just feel theres alot more to identify with in rock.. pain etc... you can have happy upbeat rock songs and then down right depressing rock songs. Pop fails here it always seems to be upbeat and never really comes from the heart or soul it just seems so fake... so false. When a song moves you to the very core of your soul... when it sends shivers down your spine... thats when you have a brilliant song.

By music being raped by the pop scene i mean things like the crazy frog tune, the cheeky girls, the cha cha slide, 'the streets', the black eyed peas, and lets not forget that person who sang "my neck, my back lick my *censored* and whatever else it was" not an exact quote but it got millions of listeners.... oh and the JCB song... if i could kill just one person... it'd be the creator of the JCB song

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#1150566 - 01/16/06 04:26 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you?
Euan Morrison Offline
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Originally posted by stuie:
Pop, half of them are untalented, those that are talented rarely sing about anything worthwhile, and some of them can't even perform live so they have to mime, i believe alot of pop is a desecration to music and rapes something so beautiful.

Then again alot of people would say alot about rock which i listen to alot of, Heavy metal, Metal, and rock in general... i just feel theres alot more to identify with in rock.. pain etc... you can have happy upbeat rock songs and then down right depressing rock songs. Pop fails here it always seems to be upbeat and never really comes from the heart or soul it just seems so fake... so false. When a song moves you to the very core of your soul... when it sends shivers down your spine... thats when you have a brilliant song.

By music being raped by the pop scene i mean things like the crazy frog tune, the cheeky girls, the cha cha slide, 'the streets', the black eyed peas, and lets not forget that person who sang "my neck, my back lick my *censored* and whatever else it was" not an exact quote but it got millions of listeners.... oh and the JCB song... if i could kill just one person... it'd be the creator of the JCB song [/b]
I agree with all of the above! (the last paragraph in particular illustrates the quallity of music dominating our charts. If anybody hasnt heard any of the examples above, I would recommend that you.......DONT BOTHER!!!

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#1640364 - 03/13/11 08:56 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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being forced to play a song that is to hard for me to play for days in front of people who hate it and hate me for playing it.

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#1640540 - 03/14/11 06:01 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: pianojerome]
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Something has gone wrong when a composer decides that the process is more important than the result.

Pop doesn't upset me. At least it's generally served up in quite short chunks :-)

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#1640611 - 03/14/11 09:45 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: Exalted Wombat]
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Originally Posted By: Exalted Wombat
Something has gone wrong when a composer decides that the process is more important than the result.

Pop doesn't upset me. At least it's generally served up in quite short chunks :-)

I agree with both points. Pop music is something that can be related to by millions. You don't have to listen to it. Neither do you have to listen to the super modern stuff. I generally don't when it sounds too random.

As for the OP, perhaps you've seen the Farside cartoon where the devil is showing a maestro into a room full of accordion players. The caption, "This way maestro."

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#1640951 - 03/14/11 06:03 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: Steve Chandler]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
As for the OP, perhaps you've seen the Farside cartoon where the devil is showing a maestro into a room full of accordion players. The caption, "This way maestro."


"There ain't no coda" :-)

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#1648460 - 03/26/11 05:14 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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The biggest musical torture I could think of right now would be having to listen to that awful "Friday" song on repeat.

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#1648596 - 03/26/11 09:13 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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RAP
I say RIP to RAP...
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#1648725 - 03/27/11 04:00 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: WinsomeAllegretto]
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Originally Posted By: WinsomeAllegretto
The biggest musical torture I could think of right now would be having to listen to that awful "Friday" song on repeat.


I couldn't make it past 30 seconds into that particular song...

And on topic again:

1. Having no fingers
2. Having vocal chords damaged as to cause an inability to phonate.
3. Having to listen to that song "let's get physical" for an eternity. It's bad enough when it shows up on the oldies station even once.
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#1653155 - 04/02/11 02:08 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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1.) Listening to Rap or Metal Rock for eternity
2.) Listening to Jurassic Park theme for eternity (Long story but took a band trip to disneyland once, rode on Jurassic Park ride, and sat outside it talking to two friends and all we heard was the main theme over and over again! AAAARRRGGGGHHH)
3.) I hope I don't offend anyone with this but listening to John Williams music (is it just me, or do most of his themes sound similar to one another?)
4.) Playing Mozart for eternity
5.) Playing the piece "Four Scottish Dances" for eternity (that last movement is the death of all clarinetists!!!!)
6.) No chemicals to play with (I'm in chemistry and I love this stuff. No chemicals=eternal suffering!!)
7.) Playing and/or listening to the piece "Hoedown from Rodeo" by Arron Copland

and finally, not being able to hear music in my head. that would be the death of me!! cry

Shadow2662
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#1656636 - 04/08/11 12:25 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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Popular Rap drives me bonkers before too long. There's a lot of underground hip-hop that's really unique and interesting, but the radio stuff makes me want to be deaf sometimes

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#1658800 - 04/12/11 05:50 AM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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For me, definitely reggaeton (or w/e you spell it) it's so much worse than Rap.. Rap CAN be okay when it's done as it suppose to. But even worse is ABBA...brrr
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#1664349 - 04/21/11 05:56 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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Having to sit through a grammatically accurate but soulless performance of any classical music really tears my insides. Last year I heard Bach's B Minor Mass that totally and utterly slain by a choir frown
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#1665586 - 04/23/11 10:59 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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I can't take RAP
A new employee was hired last week and took over the radio.
After three days of rap I put the radio on the ground and ran it over with the fork lift.

Dan
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#1672264 - 05/05/11 09:26 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: hanna2222]
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A world without any music, (but then again, how could I miss something I never heard about ?)
Rap,
Hip Hop,
Bland, uninspired Pop,
Opera,
Country & Western.


In that order smile

John
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#1672299 - 05/05/11 11:34 PM Re: What would be a musical torture chamber for you? [Re: John_In_Montreal]
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