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Music and stuff that touches the heart and heals the soul

There was an old topic about music but I can't find it.  I believe that music can have healing powers that words cannot express. That's why I like to link people to music I find when I can't think of the right words.

I sent my mom a link to a song by Plumb that I liked and she sent back this link she found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6uSsDmLa38&feature=related

I felt like this person was speaking the same things I say about my writing and what things I write about.  I write about characters that are hurting and struggling with some very realistic problems, even if they themselves are not human. Sometimes I get good feedback and sometimes not.  Some people get angry but to others it helps them. Overall it seems to be a small ratio of people who are offended vs. the ones who give positive feedback. I thought it was interesting to see someone else with a similar motive, but using music as her means to express her desire to reach people.

That said what music do you find to touch your heart or help you in dark moments?  What music do you find to have an uplifting effect?

Or does it have to be music?  I can see this topic going many directions.
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when i am down and in a depressed mood...i find listening to Jimmy Buffett really lifts my spirit. His music is what i call feel good music, about the beach and summertime fun.and if i am in a mood to just rock out then its nothing but Led Zeppelin
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Oh yes Jolly, Led Zeppelin is always great! I agree Mj, music does make you feel something and that's why we listen to it. Every time I hear( A song for Mama) by Boyz 11 Men it makes my think of my own Mama and how very special she is to me. I bought her the cd and when she heard that song she just cried. Remar
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I wonder if many people know this tune. I think it is incredible and especially in this live version.


The Band - It Makes No Difference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJXc0NRCmRQ

Mike

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Some things just get better with time.  Thanks for that.

jd
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I agree, incredible song. I don't know why I don't remember it.

But anyhow, I did a search for the guitar chords(lack of ability with playing guitar, need the music) and I saw that for some reason he left a verse or 2 out on the video. And the words were too great to leave out. I wonder what happened as to why, but maybe he just forgot at that moment.  Forgetting a verse, can't say I don't know how that feels. Or maybe those words were added sometime later down the road. Dunno.

But,great song, thanks for sharing.
MO
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I wondered about the change in lyrics too. It's hard to think that he'd forget the lyrics when it is obvious that a lot of time went into the arrangement. But perhaps you're right. I like this version better but I can understand why you might not. Maybe I like this version better because I think the lead vocal is much better live than it is on the studio version and so I listened to this version so much that these seem like the right lyrics to me. That Band was so great that I have never understand why Robbie Robertson broke it up. To make music like that would have been heaven to me. Did he think he could do better on his own or with other musicians? If he did he proved himself dead wrong.
I can relate to you not remembering it - it was, and remains, rather obscure.
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Mike
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Yeah, ya know what,,,as far as the lyrics it would be hard to think that he would forget them, BUT check out this video, the lyrics are all there but he DOES struggle it seems and even the timing is a bit off in that line "now there's no love as true as the love that dies untold." If I remember (I just played it and forgot exact spot already - brain fog) the beat is off in there - second part of the line I think. Gee, they really needed me back then to help them get it right. They might have become more successful  ;o)  I hope you realize I am not saying it to be critical of the band, its just how I listen to songs and I know you are picky too - most musicians are. But even with the hesitation, doesn't matter, it still sounds great.  As far as making music like that being heaven - you are very talented with writting and singing. And you know how picky I am (as picky as you ;o) I wouldn't say it unless I meant it.

Like I said once before, I really do believe many of the ones that "make it big" just happen to be in the right place, at the right time. Many people believe that and so do I. Or just knowing the right people or being born into a family that has paved the way - like alot of the actors who are famous only because one of their parents got them in. I'm sure if my father or mother was a singer that had made it big - I would have too, because everything is then just there for you to walk into if you have the talent.

But anyhow, Robbie Robertson, who knows? I just think he wanted out and IF he made it as a soloist or with other musicians, fine, if not, he was doing what he felt he wanted to do at the time - following his heart. It is hard to imagine giving that all up though. I don't get it, but I think he might just be different than most musicians in that respect and who knows what goes behind the scenes. Personality conflicts and all of that. Musicians are a bit tempermental. I think we both know that;o)

Btw, I didn't hear the studio version to compare, I'll look for it later.
So anyhow, when you get a chance, listen to this video and see if you think he struggles a bit with the line that he had left out in the other video. But really thanks for sharing. I really love this song. Its a good key for me so I am having fun singing it.

MO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSHzODm-Ik8
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I didn't really see much of a struggle, if any at all.
I agree that the verse omitted in the Last Waltz version is a good verse and its inclusion would have made the tune even better, in my opinion.
I am very familiar with the verse but cannot recall which version I knew it from.
I will also say that I believe Rick Danko's vocal delivery is superior in the Last Waltz version though he always sings unbelievably well.
And I prefer Garth on that little sax - whatever it is  - to your version with Garth playing the tenor sax.
They are both great Myown and the differences between the versions are not significant enough to marginalize either of them.
It really is a special song from a great band.
By the way, Robbie didn't play on the version you cited and that's on him.
Mike
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It's funny because I watched/listened to it several times since posting and one time I will hear a hesitation and the next time its not as noticible, so its probably ME! And the wonders of chemicals touching my brain. :o)  But anyhow his voice gets to me on either version. I love his voice and love the band. At first I liked your version better, but at this point from playing both videos - love both versions.

I am going to start playing guitar a little bit instead of just 'fooling around' with it, - I'll take lessons so that I have to focus more. Singing I have never had a discipline problem with so I never needed lessons - came natural, but piano I do have a discipline problem with and I know that will with guitar too, so I need an instructor to keep me on track. Just doing it for my own pleasure, so its not like there is any pressure to learn at a certain pace. Music is good therapy for me - for anybody I guess. Good for the soul - just like chicken soup ;o)

So thats the story, thanks again
MO



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"Music is good therapy for me - for anybody I guess. Good for the soul..."

So very true.

Mike
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Yep - "so very true". Music is so amazing - God is so amazing to have created it.


Different subject - that Batman movie with Heath Ledger is a really good movie if you and Karen didn't see it. I didn't think I would like it - it was great. I wasn't familiar with Heath Ledgers movies or acting ability - he really was a great actor - it's ashame he died.

Okay, motor mouth Myown has to eat dinner. Sorry for the long posts. The riba makes me talk alot. If I wasn't on riba, each post would have been at least one sentence shorter-I'm sure. ;o)

MO

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Well since God created everything music doesn't strike me as amazing in that sense. Your response didn't surprise me though.
We saw the movie. I found it rather dark but I do think the movie was done very well. Karen and I didn't talk about the flick so my guess is she found it dark as well. The experience of watching Dark Night was slightly depressing although I didn't want to stop watching it.
Ribavirin makes you talkative. I haven't heard that before.
Michael
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Well since God created everything music doesn't strike me as amazing in that sense.
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I can understand looking at it that way, but I think because I was so surprised when I first read in the Old Testament about the creation of music, and never having read the bible before (my 30's) I was surprised what I read - story of Lucifer pertaining to music, the supernatural power of music as shown in the bible etc. I was surprised, shocked or whatever. I guess I just didn't expect to read what I read about music or maybe I didn't even expect to see so much written about it.

Of course some would say its myth and thats their choice, but I believe. Yep I do!

The movie did have me closing my eyes in several parts, and so yes scary in that respect, but as I mentioned, I really liked Heath Ledgers acting and was surprised anyone would be able to fill the part of the Joker and do it so well.  The movie did have "light" in it too though - that boat scene was good where the people chose not to blow the boats up and kill innocent people - so it was good they threw that in.

Because this movie or charcters are based on comic book/cartoons, it doesn't bother me to watch as much as the blood movies - gangster stuff and anything that shows reality of darkness.

So thats the story, I have to think of some songs for this thread later. I think we sidetracked MJ's thread (sorry MJ),,,,,

My mothers dog just had 2 seizures this morning. My nerves are shot. I wish the medicine she takes would stop the seizures but it doesn't.
Take care,
MO


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This song by "Mary, Mary" ,,,Its title is "Can't Give Up Now." I like many Gospel songs. It would be hard to pick a fav - but this song does encourage my heart everytime I listen to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQBshQ11uo&feature=related


I have alot of secular songs that I like too - many blues type songs. Janice Joplin has always been my favorite female singer and though alot of her songs are sad, its the talent that lifts me up, rather than the words bringing me down. So in that respect her "talent" touches my heart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXGlNwLlk0k    "Turtle Blues"
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