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Old 12-03-2016   #11
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Re: If I Never Hear This Song Again....

I wonder if there's some of my old favourites I might never enjoy again because I've heard them too many times, because my family, radio or tv.

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I wonder if there's some of my old favourites I might never enjoy again because I've heard them too many times, because my family, radio or tv.
Oh, there are! Just wait; time will make them apparent.

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Stairway to Heaven and Free Bird. Those old songs are on every oldies station in the United States. If you travel they are everywhere. There is no escape.
sorry mate, you must be insane or had to have really bad experiences with those songs, I can't imagine getting tired of them, no offense
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Stairway to Heaven and Free Bird. Those old songs are on every oldies station in the United States. If you travel they are everywhere. There is no escape.
sorry mate, you must be insane or had to have really bad experiences with those songs, I can't imagine getting tired of them, no offense
The wise hermit of North Pond predicts that people will still be listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd in a thousand years:

http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-tru...?currentPage=1

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Stairway to Heaven and Free Bird. Those old songs are on every oldies station in the United States. If you travel they are everywhere. There is no escape.
sorry mate, you must be insane or had to have really bad experiences with those songs, I can't imagine getting tired of them, no offense
The wise hermit of North Pond predicts that people will still be listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd in a thousand years:

http://www.gq.com/story/the-last-tru...?currentPage=1
Only because the DJs will never stop playing them!

I marveled at that judgment from the hermit, but I can see why L. S. would appeal to him -- especially "Freebird" and "Simple Man."

I like L.S., but not quite that much. I think "Sweet Home Alabama" is their best song (though the band was actually from Florida).

I eagerly await the book about the hermit. Perhaps there will be further ruminations on the greatness of Skynyrd.
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Re: If I Never Hear This Song Again....

"Freebird" and "Simple Man" are excellent, and moving songs, sorry. (but well i'm not from USA, so i'm not bombarded by them)
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I wonder if there's some of my old favourites I might never enjoy again because I've heard them too many times, because my family, radio or tv.
Oh, there are! Just wait; time will make them apparent.

I'd like to think that a few decades of not hearing certain songs would make them enjoyable again.

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Lots of people have mentioned Celine Dion, and I'll post the Celine Dion song that drives me and so many people here in the French-Canadian world, insane. Needless to say, since I'm in a lower-class French-Canadian neighborhood, the Celine Dion that we listen to here is a very different, very Catholic, Celine Dion, one who regularly sings anthems to traditional Catholic life and values.

Her most famous anthem to traditional Catholic Quebecois society is a song called "Dégénérations" that she regularly sings with a traditionalist group called Mes Aieux (My Ancestors). It's a scathing critique of modern secular Quebec and a call for a return to the traditional Catholic ways of the past. There are countless videos on YouTube of her performing it with Mes Aieux on YouTube. I'll include one here:


The song is sung in the joual dialect, which is the extremely coarse dialect of French spoken among the lower-class French in the neighborhood that I live in as well as throughout the Western part of Quebec. Here's a translation. Reading the lyrics might help give everybody outside of the French Catholic world a little sense of what traditional French Catholic life here is about:

Degenerations

Your great-great-grandfather, he cleared the land
Your great-grandfather, he plowed the land
And your grandfather made the land profitable
And your father sold it to become a civil servant
 
As for you, my boy, you don't know what you're gonna do
In your small one bedroom way too expensive, cold in the winter
Someone wants to become your owner
And you dream at night of owning a small plot of land
 
Your great-great-grandmother, she had fourteen children
Your great-grandmother had almost as many
And your grandmother had three, it was enough
And your mother didn't want any ; you were an accident
 
As for you, my girl, you change partner all the time
When you do something stupid, you get out of it with an abortion
But there are mornings, you wake up crying
When you dream at night of a big table surrounded by kids
 
Your great-great-grandfather, lived in misery
Your great-grandfather, collected pennies
And your grandfather - miracle! - became a millionaire
And your father inherited it and put it all in his RRSPs
 
As for you, young one, you owe your ass to the government
No way to get a loan in a banking institution
To calm your urges to hold-up the cashier
You read books about voluntary simplicity
 
Your great-great-grandparents, the knew how to celebrate
Your great-grandparents were swingning hard at parties
And your grandparents saw the ye-ye period
Your parents were discos, that's where they met
 
As for you my friend, what do you do with your evening ?
Just turn off your TV ; you shoudn't stay inside
Luckily in life some things refuse to change
Put on your nicest clothes because tonight we're going dancing!

The song's contemptuous representation of modern urban Quebecers as degenerates revolts me and the song makes my skin crawl unlike any other Celine Dion. Its romanticized fantasy of old Catholic Quebec nauseates me like nothing else.

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I wonder if there's some of my old favourites I might never enjoy again because I've heard them too many times, because my family, radio or tv.
Oh, there are! Just wait; time will make them apparent.

I'd like to think that a few decades of not hearing certain songs would make them enjoyable again.
You'd like to think that, wouldn't you? To an extent it may be true; since I rarely listen to the radio I can now go entire years without hearing 'Stairway to Heaven.' So when I do hear it, I don't automatically retch like I once did. Still, the song burned my 'Stairway' synapses to ash years ago, and recovery can only be partial.

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Smells Like Crap is a radio's favorite.

"So in the end it remains advisable to accept whatever comes, to behave like an inert mass even if one feels oneself being swept away, not to be lured into a single unneccesary step, to regard others with the gaze of an animal, to feel no remorse, in short to crush with one's own hand any ghost of life that subsists, that is, to intensify the final quiet of the grave still further and let nothing beyond that endure." ---Franz Kafka, Resolutions
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