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Palerider

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Chants do something that I can’t think of any other music that has the same factor. There is no need to understand the words and for non Christian folk, they are not necessarily relevant. But it is the beautiful cadences, the gentle ebb and flow that reach parts of our psyche that connect us to that response. Chants don’t rely on changes in tempo which I think has a calming effect and they don’t need drama to make their purpose understood.
Yes -this is why I seem to enjoy listening to it so much.
 

Palerider

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Its been a while, our journey continues for now with the ever slow ebb of decline. Something that caught my ear while driving home, it came on the radio just at the right time as I was deep as usual in my thoughts. A well known piece I think
 

Lawson58

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Its been a while, our journey continues for now with the ever slow ebb of decline. Something that caught my ear while driving home, it came on the radio just at the right time as I was deep as usual in my thoughts. A well known piece I think
That young man shows the difference between someone who has technical brilliance and one who shows remarkable sensitivity to piece.

I think that’s why I don’t like watching child prodigies perform, technically incredible but the connection with the music is not the same.

And some of Chopin’s nocturnes are among my favourites.
 

karaokePete

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Every time I feel down I play this hit single from my youth. The band are so happy, especially Michael Murray(wearing glasses) that I can't help but feel upbeat for a while. Proof of the old maxim, 'smile and the world smiles with you'.

 

Izzy

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Oh me @karaokePete - that most certainly brought back happy memories - thank you!!😍

Of course I’ll now be singing it for the rest of the day! 😱
 

Chizz

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I had one of those terribly down days...



I Can't Keep from Crying, Sometimes
Ten Years After

I can't keep from crying sometimes, girl
I can't keep from crying sometimes
My love is dead and gone
Don't you know that I'm all alone
I can't keep from crying sometimes, girl
Yeah

Early in the mornin'
About the break of day
Fall down on my knees, child
Fall down and I pray
I think about my baby
My baby's not around

I can't keep from crying in my soul, girl
In my soul, child

Late on in the evening
As the sun goes down
Think about my baby
My baby ain't around
Heart is filled with sadness
Eyes are filled with tears

I can't keep from crying in my soul, girl
In my soul, girl
My soul
Babe, I can't keep from crying in my soul


Songwriter: Al Kooper.
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Neveradullday!

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So sorry about your day, @Chizz
"If tomorrow never comes, will she know how much I loved her?" - I know the answer to this - YES!
I also know tomorrow WILL come - it's another day, and won't be as bad as today.
 

Lawson58

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Every time I feel down I play this hit single from my youth. The band are so happy, especially Michael Murray(wearing glasses) that I can't help but feel upbeat for a while. Proof of the old maxim, 'smile and the world smiles with you'.

My daughter and son in law took us out for dinner and on to a show ‘Best I’d British 60s and 70s Rock’ on Saturday night. They played for two and a half hours and played everything from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to Queen, T-Rex and Deep Purple.

The band was terrific, we had a great time and oh boy! the memories that came flooding back. Of course, mostly an older audience but we knew all the words. We all came out with big grins on our faces.
 

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Memories of when the choir I belonged to sang this (The Armed Man) - another thing I have had to give up. Very moving and while I weep for my situation it makes me realise there are so many people in the world suffering through war, famine, terrible situations. Bless you all.
 

Palerider

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Its been a while. My life has changed a little, but I am still keeping going and so is my mum, its a real rollercoaster up one minute down the next. Today she was really bright which took me by surprise and also filled me with a sense of 'here we go again' feeling because then I think all is not lost yet. I have reduced my drives to the old places familiar with mum these days, but today I did drive down some of the old roads and past our family home which has changed since it was sold on. I was smiling because I was thinking about the comments mum would be making now the trees and hedgerows are green and flowering -perhaps I am still hanging on because mum is still here and for now I can't let go.

Sleep by Eric Whitacre​

 
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yosser

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Music, my favorites are David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) Eric Clapton, Soul mainly 60's early 70's keeps me sane. Sitting here on a laptop whilst listening to Celine Dion ( All the Way Album ) Music ,reading , puzzles , word search, working out , walking . Are just a few of the things that help me contain this disease .
 

jennifer1967

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Music, my favorites are David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) Eric Clapton, Soul mainly 60's early 70's keeps me sane. Sitting here on a laptop whilst listening to Celine Dion ( All the Way Album ) Music ,reading , puzzles , word search, working out , walking . Are just a few of the things that help me contain this disease .
Celine dion is one of my favourites for lots of years. My kids take the mick out of me every time.
 

Palerider

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Celine dion is one of my favourites for lots of years. My kids take the mick out of me every time.
Nothing wrong with a bit of Celine now and again. She has a new film coming out soon about her life changes. For me memories of a long gone friend who adored her.
 

yosser

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Nothing wrong with a bit of Celine now and again. She has a new film coming out soon about her life changes. For me memories of a long gone friend who adored her.
Celine dion is one of my favourites for lots of years. My kids take the mick out of me every time.
Personally I believe, any type of music thats helps to relax my brain is good for me. Well we were all young once, I used to think my mother was mad listening to Frank Sinatra.
 

GillP

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I enjoy lots of different types of music. Sadly, it is one thing that I am still struggling with as there are so many emotions and memories associated with it. I will get there with it as it’s always been such a huge part of my life.