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Monday, November 29, 2010

This is the best song ever




I think we all have this experience and it sucks. Sometimes I just want someone to experience what I experience when I listen to a certain song, but the song just doesn't have the same meaning for the other person. Some of the most intimate moments I have ever shared with another person have been when the two of us listen to the same song and for some reason the experience is almost spiritual. Maybe you've had this experience and can explain it more eloquently. 

One song that comes to mind when I think about times in my life when I have connected deeply with another person over a song was "Oh Comely" by Neutral Milk Hotel. Are there any songs that you have connected with another person over? Or songs you wish others understood and loved the way you do?

Sorry that this is kind of a lazy post. I've been stuck the past few days as to what I should write about. 

34 comments:

  1. My first serious girlfriend years ago used to mock me because I had an oldies station programmed into my car's radio, so I would call her dorm room when I knew she wasn't there and sing stuff like "Build Me Up, Buttercup" and "Tracks Of My Tears" to her answering machine.

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  2. I totally hate this haha. It's always a song you think is AMAZING too.

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  3. Have a girlfriend that isnt to into some of the oldies types and seem to have some mismatches there. Like the song "boom" that was used in the movie cars.

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  4. Sadly I have only ever experienced the awkward kind of playing music for friends. ;_;

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  5. I totally know what you mean... and therefore often times I end up keeping my music preference to myself just in case.

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  6. I experienced this quite a few times but I just got no particular one in mind. Yet, this comic just reminded me of how annoying this is. As a huge music fan (who has over 6k songs on my iTunes), I just get this often since I like a lot of different music styles and like discovering new stuff, while most people stick with their own style lol

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  7. sometimes a song i once liked isnt even the same to me anymore after I've heard it after a few years, music is so open to interpretation, you have to really pour yourself into it as well

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  8. When i was a teenager, I was the same with my girlfriends...

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  9. You're very brave posting songs. I always find the music posts hardest to comment on as I don't want to hurt the feelings of the poster.

    I just don't get most genres and have to settle on some boring, neutral comment like "nice sparkly grill that black gentlemen is sporting."

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  10. haha i've been there. i think i've found an awesome band or song, and no one else is really feeling it.

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  11. I know it's universal, but when I hear a song I really get into, the hair on my neck stands up, my scalp tingles, I'm like, nobody has ever felt this before!

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  12. I've had this problem, usually because I like songs that have long intros. Makes karaoke awkward ...

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  13. I am impressed at the comic and the music is really nice to :D

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  14. Oh, man yeah, happens all the time. Maybe I just listen to crappy music though? Anyway, yeah, I showed my friends Computer Magic. Bad idea.

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  15. I think this was the best post I've read in a long while. I listen to a wide variety of music and I LOVE sharing it with other people, but it is very rare that the other people "get it". I just don't understand...But one time I introduced a friend to Roky Erickson and he fell in love and it was one of the best feelings ever! :) Be Well.

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  16. This happens with music... youtube links... movies.. shows... jokes... ;_; I think I might just be bad at expressing myself?

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  17. That happens to me, too lol. The song I connected with someone over was... Blaze Ya Dead Homie-Etched Out. I was expecting it to be really bad, but I liked it. We ended up always trading music after that.

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  18. Haha, it's a bad feeling. But looking back on it, sometimes this is the best way to find out that some of your favorite music sucks... At least that happened to me a LONG LONG LONG time ago.

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  19. Haha, I can relate. No one ever likes the same music I do.

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  20. Sympathise 100%

    Especially when your song comes on in the club and everyones looking at you like "wat" :|

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  21. This blogpost gets better in a minute I swear!
    BTDT though, thats why I keep to myself :p

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  22. nobody I know laughs at Bo Burnham songs as much as I do, and it makes me feel awkward.

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  23. That picture pretty much describes me :/

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    Oh lawd. That's completely true. Some people just don't get the things others do. 2deep4them!

    I salute you for being a NMH fan! Oh Comely is an amazing song. The whole record is a masterpiece.

    >Are there any songs that you have connected with another person over? Or songs you wish others understood and loved the way you do?

    Honestly, not really. So many different songs hold so many different special meanings for me personally.

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  25. Oh god how I've been in that situation...

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  26. Thank you for sharing this information to us... Keep coming

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