Re: Morbid Topic - Death in RnR Music
posted at 7/29/2013 1:11 PM EDT
My experience is that Rock is about everything. Rock has embraced just about any topic you want to mention.
Examples include love, war, wealth, lack of wealth, sex, lack of sex, depression, happiness, cars, buses, trains, airplanes, various animals,sleep,lack of sleep, comedy, occupations, politics, society, friends, lack of friends, drugs, dreams, alcohol......well you get the picture.
Why not death? This is indeed something we ponder. It is something we don't fully understand. It is something that makes a frequent appearance in movies and in many best selling books, why wouldn't it be a subject for a songwriters to elaborate on?
I am not sure a piece of music can be pivotal in getting over the loss of a loved one. Music in general can make life more tolerable. It is one of the undisputable good things we have always had. Comedy is another. Sports, can be a distraction from real life as are movies and T.V. ( part of the reason I hate "reality" T.V. is that unlike fantasy it focuses on, rather than distracts us from real life).
I think if you want to get comfort from music, just listen to the artists you love most. They will never fail to make you feel better. If you liked it then and you like it now, chances are you will feel good when you hear something you have always liked.
I am not so sure songs that address death directly ar the best choices when you are mourning the death of someone close to you. Perhaps a real psychologist would have a better idea than a huge reptile , who thinks he is a know it all but frankly just makes up alot of stuff as he goes along....especially if it sounds logical.
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