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MrLucchese June 30th, 2013 1:18pm

Music is one the few truly cross-cultural sources of pleasure. Its power seems to surpass generations, ages and cultures. One common practice, regardless of demographic, is the listening to solemn music when downtrodden. Do you follow this practice?

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paidert1 Columbus, Ohio
07/02/13 6:51 pm

When I'm sad, I try to listen to upbeat music to bring my mood up. I don't enjoy being sad so I try to snap myself out of it.

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rocketqueen
07/02/13 12:01 am

Absolutely I do :)

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:21 pm

I love the rain, too! :D Its perfect cuddling weather, but when you're alone - it's just completely depressing. ):

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love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:26 pm

Aww haha I know ;( I love my dogs but its just not the same :-/

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:29 pm

What are you up to, lovely? :) Anything fun? (;

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:39 pm

I'm ALWAYS having fun ;) haha but right now just dancing while I pack more :) Im leaving tomorrow!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:47 pm

Oh goodness. ;) You're silly, hehe.

I really am going to miss you. ): Heh, that sounds pathetic. I just greatly enjoy talking to you... You're incredible. :)

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:57 pm

How am I silly? ;)

And I will miss you too :(...your like my favorite person to talk to on here:) i wish you wouldn't say I'm incredible though I'm just a girl on SOH haha.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:07 pm

But... You're Mattie. :)
You're not just some girl from SoH.

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 10:13 pm

I am! Just because you know my name doesn't make me special :p

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:29 pm

No, but the girl behind the name that I talk to every day is soecial. :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:30 pm

special* grrrr... Typing problems. ):

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 10:39 pm

Stop haha I'm really not ☺ you are just as fabulous you know :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 10:41 pm

Ummm no. I'm not. :) And you can't make me stop talking! ;)

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 10:47 pm

You are :) and I can try! ;)

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 11:24 pm

Did you fall asleep on me? :p

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 11:30 pm

I think you did :) well goodbye darling, I hope you have a wonderful and fabulous July ;) i shall talk to you when I return :) adios! :*

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 2:57 am

You have no idea how angry I am with myself right now... I can't believe I did that. Ugh... I'm going to miss you, love. ):
I hope you have a great vacation...

MissPresident California
06/30/13 8:32 pm

It's all about the Blues man!
Even when your happy they're fun to listen to!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:55 pm

They are quite enjoyable. :) Certainly not pick-me-ups, but still enjoyable!

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:04 pm

They actually pick me up :) because when your down, they know how you feel and they are just letting it out in song! and that makes me less sad because you have something to cope with the sadness

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:09 pm

I actually become entranced in the solemn tone, beat and lyrics... So it actually does the complete opposite of me.

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:14 pm

During the song I feel totally sad and depressed but I like that feeling haha i like to feel sorry for myself and when the song ends its like the sadness ends too

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:18 pm

I wish I could break out of it after the song. I suffer from severe depression, so it's not that easy for me. :P

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:23 pm

You need some pick-me-up songs then! I highly recommend The Beach Boys. Brian Wilson was depressed and abused and he wrote great songs to cope with his depression and they actually make you feel good! Wouldn't it be Nice=great song

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:27 pm

I like the beach boys. They're good. :) not my favorite, but still good! Regardless... Music just doesn't do it for me. (:

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:36 pm

I Christian music is also VERY comforting when you're feeling down too (even if you don't believe in God) hmm... If music doesn't do it for you try finding a hobby or talking to a friend and just letting it all out!(holding it in just makes it worse)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:38 pm

It's not that easy. :P although I keep everything in, on the occasions where I open up... It doesn't help. So I just keep quiet. Besides, I'm used to it!

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:44 pm

Then let it out right here right now! I don't know you so I can't judge you (I wouldn't judge you if I knew you anywayslol) or if you don't want to then WRITE IT DOWN in like a journal or something because technically your letting it out of your mind

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:48 pm

Haha! Thanks, but no thanks. I'm not afraid if embarrassment, regardless. And I so write. A heck of a lot.

MissPresident California
06/30/13 9:52 pm

That's good! Now you just need someone to read it :) Hope you find happiness soon! You could always talk to God, he listens!

MissPresident California
07/01/13 8:42 pm

Nevertheless I will still pray for you! :) haha as far as your depression goes, how is writing things down working for you?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 8:53 pm

Haha, it doesn't help much, but it is very enjoyable for me. It's one of my passions. :)

MissPresident California
07/02/13 12:06 am

That's great! It's good to find something your passionate about! Well I hope everything works out for you, I will continue to pray for you. Keep writing if you love it and maybe start a blog so people could read it

jmw7477 Indiana
06/30/13 6:39 pm

If I'm grumpy or depressed or sad, I try to listen to upbeat music to get me in a better mood. I only listen to slow music when I'm trying to sleep or want to relax.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:55 pm

As is the case with many! Some of us, myself included, listen to saddening music for some reason.

corinnawells Hawaii
06/30/13 5:17 pm

Yes. I like to bask in my misery.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 5:21 pm

Are you being serious? If you are, I know exactly what you mean...

corinnawells Hawaii
06/30/13 6:02 pm

I certainly am! Sometimes it's just necessary to really dive into an emotion.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:10 pm

I swore I was alone on that one. I sometimes get caught up in the sadness of a song, especially when I identify closely with it.

corinnawells Hawaii
06/30/13 11:44 pm

Same! Music is powerful. My go-to sad song right now is Kasey Anderson's "Heavy Heart." I don't know what type of music you're into, but I highly suggest him.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 4:53 am

Okay! :) I'll certainly check it out! It wouldn't hurt. (:

bMyComrade Stumptown
06/30/13 3:27 pm

Not as much as I should. It is in face one of the signs to me that I am slipping into a depression when I don't want to listen to music.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:24 pm

I listen to music regardless... Often times, I will just listen to sad music when I'm upset. Not the best thing to do, though. /:

Evseng2
06/30/13 1:56 pm

I have a passion for music. I listen to it to change my mood. I listen to certain songs depending on my mood.
I listen to music all the time

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:24 pm

Do you listen to music to keep your mood, at times? Sometimes you need to stay sad, just to contemplate the meaning of life sometimes, haha.

Evseng2
06/30/13 5:54 pm

You laugh.. But yes!!
John Mayer or someone sad when I'm sad!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:10 pm

I don't laugh! I do the same. Exact. Thing.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
06/30/13 1:24 pm

I actively use music to alter my mood. I'll start with something that matches my current mood and transition slowly to something more upbeat or happy. It works wonders. :)

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:22 pm

I've noticed the same. I just transition stations as my mood changes. Usually it works, but sometimes, it's stuck in sad mode.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:21 pm

Better to do it on as few occasions as possible. It's rather unhealthy.

aurealis the sky
06/30/13 10:18 am

Yeah, I identify a lot through music. Usually I'll start to feel better though—I love music so much and can't help it. I won't only listen to solemn tunes. Music is an awesome release. Listen and let it all go.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:21 pm

I completely agree. Sometimes you become so absorbed in the music that you can't help but connect your entire life into a song!

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 10:16 am

Hell no haha I listen to some hardcore rap and forget about it! ;)

Or I listen to something quiet and stare at the ceiling...

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:31 pm

That lady has some crazy fashion choices. :P

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:37 pm

She does and I hate her music but sometimes its just perfect for the situation :p

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:38 pm

I guess I can understand that. :) How's your day going, love? (:

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:41 pm

Pretty well so far :) how is yours?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:44 pm

Alright, I suppose! :) Doing anything super crazy for the night? ;P

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:45 pm

Haha besides SOH? ;) no not tonight :p I was thinking of the beach but I have to pack because I'm going on a trip soon :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:48 pm

Woohoo. ;) Show of Hands, all day. ;P

Awesome! Where are you going? :) Anywhere fun?

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:50 pm

Hell yeah ;)

And I'm starting off backpacking then just staying in cali visiting family :) I won't be here for a longgg time tho :,(

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:52 pm

Oh no! )': but... I'm going to miss you. :(

At least you'll be having a good time, and that's what matters!

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:53 pm

I'll miss you too! :* but yeah thats definitely what matters :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:58 pm

Awe... My day is ruined now. ); SoH is going to be quite a bit less enjoyable without you. Anyway...

Have you ever been to a firework show on the beach?

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 5:02 pm

Aww don't be sad! :,( ill be back mid-July :)

And yes I have :) and I've seen them from a boat haha have you?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 5:05 pm

That's way too long to not talk to you. Just going to have to deal with it.

And yes, I have. I went to an exclusive party in New York harbor last year for New Years and Fourth of July two years ago. (:

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 5:09 pm

You could always just come to cali ;)

And exclusive? Haha classy :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 5:20 pm

I so wish I could... );
I'm not quite sure what I would do, though. Hey, I'm in Cali! Time for me to be a loner in a hotel. ;P

And - they were very, very nice. (:

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 5:25 pm

Haha you go to the beach! ;)

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 10:24 pm

Well I could always go with you :)

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 12:05 am

You're asleep early today haha :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 1:43 am

Oh darn it ); I was up, but I missed your notifications. Good morning... :) I hope you slept well!

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 7:54 am

Buenos días señor! :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 8:23 am

How are you on this lovely, rainy day, sweetheart? :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 8:58 am

I'm alright! ;D Just glad you're doing better. (: it's a rainy, stormy day. I love it.

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:02 am

Me too :) thanks :*

And you're lucky! Its hot and sunny here :p

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:11 am

I'm going to work though so I won't be able to talk today.... Hope you have a good day though :) talk to you later! :*

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:47 am

Okay. :) I hope you have a fabulous day. :* talk to you later!

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:03 pm

Hello :) I have returned ;p

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:03 pm

Hello :) I have returned ;p

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 8:27 pm

Hey there! ☺ How was your day, Mattie? :) Was it as wonderful as you?

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:32 pm

Haha you silly boy :p my day was fabulous :) how was yours?

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:32 pm

Haha you silly boy :p my day was fabulous :) how was yours?

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:32 pm

Haha you silly boy :p my day was fabulous :) how was yours?

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 8:33 pm

Wow....sorry about the triple post :o

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 8:37 pm

Very good to hear, as usual. :)
Mine was fine. I spent most of the day listening to music and watching as the rain came down.

love4life wonderland
07/01/13 9:16 pm

That sounds lovely :) I adore the rain haha

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/01/13 9:20 pm

New thread up top so I stop getting lost. ;)

flyonthewall Oklahoma
06/30/13 10:10 am

I make myself listen to upbeat music when I'm feeling down.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 4:20 pm

"Make yourself?" It can be rather difficult.. I usually just don't do it.

chivalry74
06/30/13 9:12 am

I have a soundtrack for every mood complete with playlist and offline access. Gotta have it! The funny thing is that many songs tend to span playlists. My party playlist and my workout playlist are virtually interchangeable.

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chivalry74
06/30/13 9:13 am

*Note: DO NOT attempt to work out while listening to Danza Kuduro LOL.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:21 am

Hahahaha! Yeah! It is rather necessary to have playlists... As to the workout note - I'll take that into account!

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 8:51 am

I always thought it was food..? Lol

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:56 am

Haha! I used to then to food... Now I don't. :P

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/30/13 8:36 am

That just seems weird to me. If I'm feeling down, the solution is to listen to music that makes it impossible to stay sad. Howling and singing along to Werwolves of London or Honkey Tonk Women cranked up to eleven works every time.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:39 am

Sometimes, sadness envelopes your mind. You psych yourself into wanted to stay in that state. It's often an ironic, and unfortunate side effect of depression.

rlands
06/30/13 8:57 am

I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!!!

Love it!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/30/13 9:41 am

You just can't sing "Ahhooooo!" and not get happy. Can't be done.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:44 am

Haha! Yay for Zod's optimism!

rlands
06/30/13 9:45 am

Exactly Zod! It simply cannot be done :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 8:21 am

One of my favorite songs that I've heard it sung at funerals is "I Will Fly Away" It's hard to sit still to about one.

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tdaddy diversity
06/30/13 8:11 am

Whenever someone was dying I always played "Black Peter" and "Death Don't Have No Mercy," both by the Grateful Dead (never noting the irony of the group's name until just now).

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:18 am

Oh gosh, quite the interesting choices... But it's all about preference!

jmz1202 Sacramento
06/30/13 8:03 am

I either listen to classical which calms me or upbeat music. It's hard to stay blue when your foot is tapping.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:10 am

Unless if your foot happens to tap the edge of a chair. Then it causes problems, haha. :D

jimiscott Survivor
06/30/13 7:49 am

I will put on some older country music if I'm in a down mood.

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jimiscott Survivor
06/30/13 8:03 am

More in the style of Willie Nelson or George jones.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:09 am

Okay! I would consider that to be twangy, but that could just be since I live in the northeast and am not a huge country fan.

kelsey498 Colorado
06/30/13 7:22 am

I turn on Death Cab for Cutie and my mood is instantly lifted.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:28 am

Hmm, it sounds like it would make me want to punch a pillow or something. :P

kelsey498 Colorado
06/30/13 7:30 am

Not a fan? Lol

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:31 am

Haha, I didn't say that! :)
How are you doing?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 7:21 am

except they leave the L out. Our little boy loves the "I am a Nut" song. I believe some of the songs are as old as the colonial times. Some of the songs my grandpa sent to me.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:30 am

Awe, that's so sweet, Tops. I wouldn't particularly be listening to children's songs, personally. :) I listen to a great multitude of older music, though!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 7:18 am

No I put happy music on when I'm down. I got a CD of children's songs for when we have the grandkids. The songs are so uplifting pretty soon, I become that way too. The "No L"Song, is the alphabet song sung to the first Noel.

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JanuaryLove
06/30/13 8:18 am

I do something similar. I don't choose children's music (usually), but I do choose something upbeat to help lift my mood. I'd rather that than wallowing in sadness.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/30/13 8:20 am

I like waltz music too.

dawl adulting
06/30/13 7:04 am

Music but reggae or something upbeat instead!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:10 am

I expected no different from you, hehe. :)

swjboucher Just Run
06/30/13 6:53 am

When I do get to feeling down I tend not to listen to music at all and pick up a book instead.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:10 am

Interesting! I do a lot of writing, but if I do it when upset... It turns into a Poe.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 6:43 am

Music, not necessarily solemn

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:45 am

Yeah, many people do that! It's the better thing to help you get over things, most of the time.

YouWantMeToPay ... for THIS
06/30/13 6:33 am

Solemn music when I'm down only takes me further down.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:37 am

Same, but it seems as if I become absorbed in my lowly state and believe I deserve to be there.

JanuaryLove
06/30/13 8:20 am

Then maybe a better idea, MrL, would be to follow the pattern of some of the posters in these comments and turn to uplifting music instead. Of course you don't deserve to be down, but solemn music can put you into that rut if you let it.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:23 am

I've tried such. It's a mental game, really. (:

rlands
06/30/13 6:31 am

If I'm really feeling sorry for myself, I'll listen to sad music. But if I'm genuinely sad I do one of two things 1) listen to reggae (Three Little Birds is the perfect song) or 2) turn on the Spanish radio station; their songs are always so..fiesta!

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:36 am

Hehe, both are quite true. Even if you can't understand half of the Spanish radio station because they're singing too quickly, it's still rather upbeat.

rlands
06/30/13 6:43 am

I can't understand any of it! But it's still so awesome!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:45 am

xD oh...
Well I listen to a lot of Italian, French and some Spanish music - but mainly instrumental Spanish music, since I don't feel like listening to Spanish more than I have to. I spent six years learning it and I hear it throughout the day.

rlands
06/30/13 6:54 am

Cool! I've never even tried to learn Spanish, but I have picked up a fair amount just from being around. I can actually understand some of it, just never expect me to speak it! It's a cool language.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:11 am

It is, indeed. I much prefer Italian or French over Spanish, though. As you can tell by my motto-thingy. :P

rlands
06/30/13 7:13 am

Haha you're so Italian! I guess Spanish isn't really exotic because we hear it all the time. That makes other languages cooler.

rlands
06/30/13 7:32 am

Haha no be as Italian as you want! I love Italian stuff. Two words: pizza and pasta.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:38 am

Hahaha... I'M MORE THAN JUST PIZZA AND PASTA! D:
¿¡Che cosa è con le persone pensano che siamo solo al cibo?! That's my best guess at what I meant to say... I only know a little bit of written Italian, but I understand most of it.

rlands
06/30/13 7:46 am

Hahaha I know, but Italian food is just so great :) I was just in Italy last year and I had pizza, pasta, and stracciatella ice cream everyday! It was so perfect.

And cool! You know some Italian! Fortunately, I have google translate...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:01 am

Oh darn. How did it translate? Haha
My grandma used to mess with me on how bad my written Italian was.

rlands
06/30/13 8:04 am

It translated pretty well! "What is it with people think that we are only to food?" Haha close enough :)

jmz1202 Sacramento
06/30/13 8:06 am

When my son and I couldn't agree on a radio station, we'd set it to a Spanish station. The music is usually upbeat. We'd also try to recognize words. Silly but fun times.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:08 am

Woohoo! :D I'll take that one... Not bad. Sorry, I don't use it nearly often enough. How're you this morning, rlands?

And that's rather funny! I feel like Spanish music would incite an argument, considering that it's so upbeat, haha.

rlands
06/30/13 8:14 am

J- that's a great compromise actually!

MrL- Do you sometimes speak Italian at home? If not I can see how easy it'd be to lose. And I'm doing alright :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:18 am

No... Never. Only my grandparents spoke Italian, and I have taken some classes over the years on Italian culture and history, but other than that, I'm on my own.

rlands
06/30/13 8:19 am

Well it's cool that you're trying to learn. Keep it up if you can.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:20 am

Hehe :) I'll try my best. I haven't taken any classes or read anything to try and improve in a while.

rlands
06/30/13 8:27 am

Well you can try! My friend taught herself basic French with some book she bought...I think it's worthwhile.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:36 am

I suppose so. It's such a romantic an begrudge language. I wish I were fluent.

rlands
06/30/13 8:45 am

Yep. It is a Romance language, as are French and Spanish. It would be nice to be fluent, and you could probably reach that goal if you tried hard enough. Would you have room in your schedule to take classes in Italian?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 8:48 am

I'm taking the max - 19 1/2 credits, so no. Not this semester. Portuguese is also a romantic language. (:

rlands
06/30/13 8:55 am

Holy fettuccine that's almost 20 credits!! And you're still always on SoH...what on earth...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:01 am

Hahaha, I told you that no matter how busy I am, I still use SoH. I don't sleep, remember. ;) plus, it's summer!

rlands
06/30/13 9:03 am

Oh right it's summer...I keep forgetting you don't have class!

rlands
06/30/13 9:22 am

Haha when your classes start again, I bet you'll be on less. You're too studious to skip out on your class work :)

rlands
06/30/13 9:25 am

Haha we'll see, come fall. I would sure hope you can multitask. Whenever I multitask I always end up typing the wrong thing into SoH...

rlands
06/30/13 9:44 am

Hey, it's a social thing!!!!

That reminds me, I haven't checked my village in like 3 weeks...I'm a bad leader!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:45 am

OH NO! WE'RE DOOMED! D': But... the children!

rlands
06/30/13 9:49 am

Ahahaha I know my poor child barbarians and archers! Whatever shall they do without my counsel?!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 9:52 am

Ummmmmmm... BE FREE! :D
run little children, run! Your leader has failed thee! ;P

rlands
06/30/13 10:00 am

Hahahahahaha my poor village...I should just delete the app. We'd all be better off haha

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:22 am

Unfortunately, yes. I find myself absorbed into the world which is created by these songs. I identify with them, most of the time. Sadly, though, they provide no alleviation of the feelings associated with the song(s). I was wondering if I was the

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:25 am

only one who actually followed that supposed common practice.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:38 am

Isis when I was in high school but I find it much more effective to focus on happy things if I am upset and there is joy to be found in most things if you look hard enough

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:40 am

Also, something tells me that you would like Tom Odell, his song "Can't Pretentious" is fabulous!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:40 am

It's true, but it's harder for many. Sometimes, sadness is the only emotion you have left to give after a long day, night or just a couple of hours.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:40 am

*Cant PRETEND

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:41 am

Yes but I am overly optimistic which isn't always a good thing but it usually is

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:43 am

I try to be. It doesn't exactly work that way for me, sadly. And yayyyy autocorrect!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:56 am

Auto correct is trying to murder me, I've figured that much out! Now I just need to figure out WHYYYYYY

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:09 am

It's not trying to murder you... It's trying to make you slow down. ;P

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 7:23 am

But that will never ever happen, ever haha

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:27 am

Show it who's boss, girl! ;)

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 7:31 am

Hahaha you did not just say that!!! That's hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:34 am

No, I didn't say anything at all. ;) You're clearly hallucinating. This is all a dream!

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 7:50 am

That sure would explain the neon glitter and dancing koala bears in tutu's!!!!

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 7:58 am

Hahahaha, no. Those are real! I see them all the time. Unless if.... *runs over to milk container* THERE'S LSD IN THIS MILK!

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
06/30/13 6:20 am

I do the exact opposite. If I feel cruddy, listening to solemn music makes me feel worse.
I listen to Al Green's Love & Happiness and all my troubles melt away for a few minutes.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 6:24 am

I agree, it does make you feel worse. You become absorbed in your discontent and unhappy state. When I listen to happy and upbeat music when I'm upset, it rarely helps, and sometimes, hurts just as much - if not more.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 6:39 am

What Moo said is exactly what's up!