You know what the problem is with real life?

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
April 16, 2009 8:25pm CST
No back ground music! I know, its a kind of a joke, but I really mean it. How do you know if what you are doing is a good idea without the music to tell you? Is that scary music? This might be a bad idea... Is there an ominum deep note in that wedding march - maybe you should've skipped the wedding and just run for you life... I always felt there should be some kind of audiable clues to life, and I guess if you really listen to your gut, you might get them, I know I have had them in the past. So, what do you think, don't you think the world would be a better place with back ground music (and I don't mean Muzak either!)
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
17 Apr 09
You don't have background music? I do! In fact, I live in a musical!! That is what I tell people because I am always singing and dancing.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I always have music running in my head. Maybe not musicals, but soundtracks from movies. LOL
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
that's cool, but I am just not musical, I can't seem to do that, but living in a musical, isn't the same as the back ground music that gives audable clues as to what the situation is. Mind you, living in a musical, well, most of them are pretty happy stories
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I could have danced all night, I could have danced all night. . . that would be cool.
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@AmbiePam (50115)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Oh sure. My attitude would be so different if I had background music to go by. I'd be tipped off to the events that are to come. And how cool would it be to walk down the street with "Bad to the Bone" playing around you. It would be pretty awesome. Of course if I heard "Three Blind Mice" playing, I'd be terribly embarrassed by whatever it was that I did to cause that kind of music to play.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
yeah, and if you saw someone fall down, you could tell by the background music if it was a serious fall or just a comedic fall - do I need to call 911 or not?
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I am loving this discussion.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Apr 09
[b]Still grinning at the "Bad to the Bone" image.... Maggiepie[/b]
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Well I don't know if this counts, but I usually have music running in my head just about all the time. Say I'm out, walking to do so errand, many times I'll have some uplifting music running in my mind, like that Chariots of Fire theme. When I'm a bit stressed out and going through a rough time, I have the battle theme from Chronicles of Narnia running in my mind (I heard this the whole year of 2006 when my mother and I were going through our court case and also had to appear at court)
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Apr 09
[b]The only time I could say this ever happened to me, really, was once when I was coming into Houston on the Greyhound bus, & I'd been napping. I opened my eyes, & I swear I thought it was maybe 5 in the afternoon, the sky was so dark. It was the heaviest smog I'd ever seen (& I've been to LA!!). I had my headphones on, & just as I took in the vast city skyline, with its futuristic towers of all colors, the theme from Bladerunner began in my ears. It sent a chill down my spine, & still does, when I remember it. It was perfect...a futuristic, overgrown, inhuman city. And that music is like some sort of theme of Hell itself...beautiful, but larger than life, & sinister...! Vangelis did that, too. Maggiepie[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
ya see, some people can supply their own music, but what about the rest of us non-musical people?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Apr 09
[b]Oy! T'wasn't I who supplied the music, but Vangelis! One of my fave pieces, too. Of course, it was on a tape given to me by someone (James?) & played on a headset YOU gave me! So...you could supply your own...if you really want to...! Maggiepie[/b][i][/i]
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• United States
17 Apr 09
i guess maby life would be better. maby some day that will happen. if you get into a fight slipknot would start playing. know that you think of it that be great. i would always have a good idea of whats going to happen next. i would be walking in to a store then i hear bum bum bum and i would know that a robber is going to break in and i would be shot. i would no that at that mineut i would need to use the bathroom. maby you never know they might make somthing like that in the future. that senses your mood and puts the right music to the situation. now that would be realy cool. but i guess for know all we got are ipods. lol you just have to go with your gut on every thing. o well cool idea. go invention that prodect i would deffently buy. the onley problem with the idea is that it would not be able to tell you the future. still it would be a cool thought. if i want to get pumped for a fight i would just have to change the song on my ipod for now. i cant wait to see what the futur holds in store. when your in the ocien and you hear the jaws song. its time to get the @%$# out of the water. lol well good discustion realy got me talking and babeling. im sure you can tell from everything ive wrote. well i seem to still be babiling. well all i wanted to say was good discustion and have a nice night. o and happy myloting. iv noticed that every one says happy myloting. so i figured i would jump on that bann wagen
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Apr 09
[b]jbolanger said: "if i want to get pumped for a fight i would just have to change the song on my ipod for now." THIS sounds almost as though you'd like to change the MUSIC, so the EVENT would change, if you didn't like what was coming. So the music would change the future. You know, I think that's just as cool as the original idea Elic had. And it'd make a GREAT science fiction or fantasy story! Hey Elic--start writing! Mush! LOL! Maggiepie[/b]
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
I think jbolanger might have a point, if you see a fight coming, then you could change your music to prepare for it, but you are also right when you go into the store and hear the scary music, you can leave... or, you can pick up a stool and slam the robber over the head with it - or a broom stick - hey, works for me
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@BarBaraPrz (20753)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Apr 09
Well, since I have the radio on practically all the time (to drown out the constant ringing in my ears), I feel my life does come with background music.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
but does it warn you of bad things coming? do you get audable clues of what is going on? there's background muzak and background music, one is just there, the other leads the story of your life onward! warns you of bad things and lets you know of good things
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@BarBaraPrz (20753)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Apr 09
Well, the ringing does change frequency when someone's thinking of me...
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
That's cool, does it change when they think good or bad thoughts? well, sorry, its you we are talking about, they are only thinking good thoughts....
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Apr 09
That is a novel, but valid idea. I think my life could use some music now and then. I actually have been known to hum along if there is none. Somehow right now, as you have mentioned it the Imperial March from Star Wars is running in my mind. It was not there until you brought it up.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
that one frequently "skips" thru my brain, don't know if it means anything or not, maybe I just want more adventure in my life
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
and it is because she said "skip" aobut the peice I used it...
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Apr 09
My son then pulled up numerous versions of that same piece, on violin, on horns, as instrumental only, and on Youtube--Darth Vader in a tux with a violin, Metallica. We lauged and laughed.
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@1hopefulman (32486)
• Canada
17 Apr 09
Definitely! I mean if you are swimming and you hear that Shark! music, you will run out of the water like real fast.
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@BarBaraPrz (20753)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Apr 09
Duh dum... duh dummm...
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
or the shreeking violens when you are in the shower....
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Apr 09
LOL--I was just thinking of those two themes..the one from Jaws and the other from Psycho...LOL
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Ha ha ha ha! Funny you should mention music! Just today my sister was saying her life is so boring and I said that's because your life is not set to music! Where I got that idea, I don't know! You are right, we need our lives set to music!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Great minds think alike, huh brenda?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
17 Apr 09
[b]Well! This is a new twist on that old joke! One can just imagine all the variations which one could make on that theme.... Is this a good time to ask the boss for a raise? Did I forget to turn the gas off? What's that peculiar smell? BOY this basement is dark.... Why do you have that look on your face, darling? Conversely: Is he my real, true love (feature happy caroling, or the Wedding March)? This party looks promising--and man is THAT guy gorgeous! ("I'm Too Sexy For [Whatever]" is the music you hear...). Man, what great powder; I just know I'll enjoy skiing today! It's my birthday, & they forgot---oh, wait! I hear the "Happy Birthday" theme! Yep. Pretty useful, that music! Maggiepie[/b]
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Glad you like it! Yeah, things like that, yep!
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@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
17 Apr 09
It means don't have back ground music for real life and of course they are no more musical instruments available anyhow i would like to know more clarification about the message.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
whens the last time you saw a movie without background music - well, maybe The Blair Witch Project.... I don't know, I didn't see that....
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@bunnybon7 (37406)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Apr 09
oh my goodness yes! i have a feeling mine would always be either sad or scarey tho. but then maybe i would have made more right choices in life.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Apr 09
mine would mostly be boring!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Apr 09
[b]Not after you met ME. You TOLD me so! Maggiepie[/b]
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• United States
17 Apr 09
I like this idea. Of course I love music anyway. The music would warn you of what is going to happen. This is a very interesting concept that you have come up with. Have to give youfor coming up with this thought.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
glad you like the idea, I've often felt this way.. hummm, wonder what it could do for deaf people, or maybe since its all in the mind anyway, they can still sense it.
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@GardenGerty (102534)
• United States
17 Apr 09
The deaf people I have been around can FEEL the music, through vibration. We in fact had a four year old boy in preschool who would lean up against the speakers. I think it is universal that we enjoy the music.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
21 Apr 09
If I were creeping down the dark stairs into a gloomy cellar in skimpy nighclothes, some appropriate music would certainly warn me whether there was a mad axe killer down there or not. I can never work out why Ms Skimpy Nightie in all the films never heeds the music and goes and calls the police!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
21 Apr 09
well, I don't wear a skimpy nighties, and I'd be callling 911, just before I jump in the car and try and run them over!
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19 Apr 09
Hi Elic, Yeah but can you imagine what the music would be like when you are young and done something naughtu and your mom or dad is coming to punish you? the music would sould as though your blood would turn cold. Tamara
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
19 Apr 09
might keep them out of a bit of trouble
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I used to say that alot too; life needs theme music. It's why I often make playlists to reflect back on my life year-to-year. It's not really the same but pretending always makes me feel better, it's soothing. xD But I get why we don't have theme music to our lives, 'cause what if you're in a bad situation? The villain could read your music and tell how things're likely to go for you, it might encourage them! Imagine the trouble =o Still, I agree. Sometimes things would just be better if there was music just instantly there. ^_^ anyways if we suddenly find ourselves in a world where it's normal; here's hoping it doesn't end up sounding like noise when any of us gather in one place.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
18 Apr 09
well, an individual's background music should only be able to be heard by that person, because each person's own life is different maybe, as in a previous comment, they go into a store, for one its scary music and they need to hide, but for another its exciting music because they are going to jump in and save the day!
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
17 Apr 09
That background music may be alright when you are alone, but I wonder what it would be like walking through wal-mart? I suppose we can get audible clues in life if we seek them out in the form of people's opinions and such. Though I wonder how many times we have gotten those audible clues in life and ignored them anyway?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
17 Apr 09
that made me think it would have to be inside our heads rather than conflicting tunes at walmart, so we could have a happy mariachi tune for the hispanic couple in the baby section, a wedding march for the gal in housewares, a dirge for the lady looking for a black dress, hiphop (or whatever the current rage) for the kids in the electornics.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
19 Apr 09
i think the world could do with some classical music now(depending on my mood,i am sober now).actually,music does help me to be relieved of my stress!
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• United States
17 Apr 09
I've said this exact thing for a long time myself! lol Life would be so much better with background music.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Apr 09
The background music is in my head!
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Apr 09
I don't think I'd want background music in every aspect of my life, but sometimes, it would be nice. I'd want it to be very soft rather than telling me whether my thoughts are good or not, but it would be an asset in some situations, certainly. Brightest Blessings.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
27 Apr 09
well, of course the NORMAL background music would be soft and not intrustive, just would be helpful that while going down those stairs in the middle of the night, you have sneaky music not scary music....
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@Darkwing (21588)
28 Apr 09
That's true enough. Nice, calm, soft music would be just the ticket!
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