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Old 01-03-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Default Listening To My Old Tapes Is Depressing

I have about a hundred music tapes of songs I taped off the radio over the years. I remember where I was in life and when exactly it was that I taped each tape. I haven't taped music in awhile because my recorder started making them sound bad when I tried to tape music so I stopped a couple of years ago. I rarely listen to the tapes now since my mom got mad when I moved back in, when I used to listen to them because she didn't like the music on them. I was thinking today how nice it would be if I could listen to them but I realized listening to one that it depressed me because it reminded me of better days when I used to live alone and enjoyed listening to my music to even things out in my life. Now I'm really depressed. When did it become so depressing to listen to my tapes???
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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Bust out the sony walkman. Problem solved!
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Little Elm, TX
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Oldies have an emotional impact on people, as a testament to their popularity. Most make people feel younger and better, but...
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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treat yourself to a tank of gas and a LONG drive in the country with the windows down and the tunes cranked way UP!

Therapy for the soul!!!

EDIT> I'm at work right now, so I don't have access to Youtube, but here is where I would paste in a link to Rush's Red Barchetta!!!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:14 PM
 
Location: State of General Disarray
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treat yourself to a tank of gas and a LONG drive in the country with the windows down and the tunes cranked way UP!

Therapy for the soul!!!
I think that's excellent advice. Hope your ride has a tape player. Mine doesn't.

I find that my musical selections change based on a ton of things in my life. One's perception, shaped by emotional state, your job, your relationships, etc., impacts the way that you hear. I also find that music I once thought was depressing, a year or two later, can become enjoyable again. It was depressing only because I was at a depressing point in life.

It's amazing how much certain songs can remind you of certain things in your life. One day, your music will be "yours" again.

Oh, and get some headphones. Priceless!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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I find that my musical selections change based on a ton of things in my life. One's perception, shaped by emotional state, your job, your relationships, etc., impacts the way that you hear. I also find that music I once thought was depressing, a year or two later, can become enjoyable again. It was depressing only because I was at a depressing point in life.
This is so true.

I have a zillion tapes and old dj mixes I used to listen to ALL THE TIME.
I dug one out a couple months ago and it blew my mind all over again.

I really miss that though...the days of sitting in front of the radio, recording, with my finger hovered over the pause button...I have so many priceless moments caught on tape.

It really can get kind of sad to think about the way the world has changed (and we have as well), but hey, that's life, and there's always song for that!
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