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6/15/2015 12:40:55 AM
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What are some songs you really like in genres you typically dislike, and why?

I'll start. I generally dislike Christian music except for old timey Christmas and Gospel music. We live in a spiritual wasteland, and almost all of our Christian music reflects that with it's non<x>stop emphasis on feelings and the relief God brings are important yet, but not typically the kind of thing that lends itself to compelling song.

However this song is an exception. The spiritual element that gives modern Christian music it's appeal is certainly there as the miracle witnessed by the outlaw changes his heart, but it's not the entirety of the song. The miracle witnessed is not some wishy washy, debatable spiritual experience like the Pulp Fiction shooting scene, it's a bona fide miracle. Moreover while the outlaw is certainly the subject of the song, he also is secondary to God Himself and he realizes this--he was not saved by any merit of his own, but rather because "The Master had a reason, life is His to take or give". There's an element of humility there.

This song is a model for all religious songs to follow. What are some unlikely favorites of yours?
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6/15/2015 12:41:26 AM
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stupid DDO didn't let me post the link
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6/15/2015 12:53:13 AM
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I don't like new wave. However...

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6/15/2015 3:04:00 AM
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At 6/15/2015 12:41:26 AM, thett3 wrote:


stupid DDO didn't let me post the link

That perfectly mirrors your experience with drugs.
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6/16/2015 6:03:39 PM
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At 6/15/2015 12:40:55 AM, thett3 wrote:
What are some songs you really like in genres you typically dislike, and why?

I usually don't like pop, but I love this song.
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6/17/2015 8:34:00 AM
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I like "Someone Like You" by Adele, but I don't generally like the kind of music Adele does. I'm not sure what you call it. Maybe "pop."
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6/17/2015 8:53:10 AM
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At 6/15/2015 12:40:55 AM, thett3 wrote:
What are some songs you really like in genres you typically dislike, and why?

I'll start. I generally dislike Christian music except for old timey Christmas and Gospel music. We live in a spiritual wasteland, and almost all of our Christian music reflects that with it's non<x>stop emphasis on feelings and the relief God brings are important yet, but not typically the kind of thing that lends itself to compelling song.

However this song is an exception. The spiritual element that gives modern Christian music it's appeal is certainly there as the miracle witnessed by the outlaw changes his heart, but it's not the entirety of the song. The miracle witnessed is not some wishy washy, debatable spiritual experience like the Pulp Fiction shooting scene, it's a bona fide miracle. Moreover while the outlaw is certainly the subject of the song, he also is secondary to God Himself and he realizes this--he was not saved by any merit of his own, but rather because "The Master had a reason, life is His to take or give". There's an element of humility there.

This song is a model for all religious songs to follow. What are some unlikely favorites of yours?

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6/17/2015 1:00:00 PM
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I hate Country, but here's some good country songs I like.
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6/17/2015 1:01:03 PM
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At 6/17/2015 8:34:00 AM, philochristos wrote:
I like "Someone Like You" by Adele, but I don't generally like the kind of music Adele does. I'm not sure what you call it. Maybe "pop."

That reminded me of "No one like you" by Scorpions. Good song and band.
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6/17/2015 3:59:36 PM
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At 6/17/2015 3:34:47 PM, slo1 wrote:


I'm curious what genre you think that song belongs in. It's a cover of an industrial rock song played by a country rock artist.
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6/17/2015 4:02:50 PM
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I don't generally like country, much less country with a love theme. Although it's hard to classify Johnny Cash as country, considering he was also strongly influenced by folk, rock and roll, gospel, and blues, among others, I include this because it sounds rather country to me.
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6/17/2015 4:24:07 PM
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Being pretty old, I generally dislike everything that came out after the 70s. High on my list of dislikes is Ska Punk, but I enjoy listening to No Doubt's song, Don't Speak.
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6/17/2015 5:00:33 PM
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At 6/17/2015 3:59:36 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 6/17/2015 3:34:47 PM, slo1 wrote:


I'm curious what genre you think that song belongs in. It's a cover of an industrial rock song played by a country rock artist.

I'm not certain how I would classify that, angst-y rock. What I can say that Johnny's cover of Hurt and I hung my head is much much better than the originals.

Johnny's country stuff like Walk the Line you posed makes me want to literally puke. It is not so much his voice as the sophomoric music.
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6/17/2015 6:49:33 PM
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At 6/17/2015 5:00:33 PM, slo1 wrote:
At 6/17/2015 3:59:36 PM, Subutai wrote:
At 6/17/2015 3:34:47 PM, slo1 wrote:


I'm curious what genre you think that song belongs in. It's a cover of an industrial rock song played by a country rock artist.

I'm not certain how I would classify that, angst-y rock. What I can say that Johnny's cover of Hurt and I hung my head is much much better than the originals.

Johnny's country stuff like Walk the Line you posed makes me want to literally puke. It is not so much his voice as the sophomoric music.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "sophomoric music". How is it so?
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6/18/2015 4:14:25 PM
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Well....I cut my teeth and rock and roll. Grew up with it. It has always been my life's blood!

I have been a drummer for almost 20 years now. Been in several bands, mostly rock, but a couple country when I lived in Austin. I am currently in a metal band called Vehemence. (Like is on Facebook! LOL)

But over the years I have broadened my spectrum. I now dig, and listen to: Blues, Jazz, and Classical. My 1st wife was an MFA major and played classical violin, so she exposed me to a lot of it.)

I even like Celtic stuff. My friend plays bagpipes and I love to listen to his stuff.

About the only music genre I never liked is Rap. In fact, I am not sure it can even be called music. But as a white guy in his late 30s maybe Rap wasn't meant for me anyway. LOL.
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7/3/2015 8:18:58 PM
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At 6/17/2015 1:01:03 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 6/17/2015 8:34:00 AM, philochristos wrote:
I like "Someone Like You" by Adele, but I don't generally like the kind of music Adele does. I'm not sure what you call it. Maybe "pop."

That reminded me of "No one like you" by Scorpions. Good song and band.


Aw man...I freakin' LOVE Das Scorps! One of my all-time favorite hard rock bands.
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7/6/2015 7:18:43 AM
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At 7/3/2015 8:18:58 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/17/2015 1:01:03 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 6/17/2015 8:34:00 AM, philochristos wrote:
I like "Someone Like You" by Adele, but I don't generally like the kind of music Adele does. I'm not sure what you call it. Maybe "pop."

That reminded me of "No one like you" by Scorpions. Good song and band.


Aw man...I freakin' LOVE Das Scorps! One of my all-time favorite hard rock bands.

Pretty good band, I agree.
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7/6/2015 12:32:40 PM
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At 7/6/2015 7:18:43 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 7/3/2015 8:18:58 PM, Saint_of_Me wrote:
At 6/17/2015 1:01:03 PM, lannan13 wrote:
At 6/17/2015 8:34:00 AM, philochristos wrote:
I like "Someone Like You" by Adele, but I don't generally like the kind of music Adele does. I'm not sure what you call it. Maybe "pop."

That reminded me of "No one like you" by Scorpions. Good song and band.


Aw man...I freakin' LOVE Das Scorps! One of my all-time favorite hard rock bands.

Pretty good band, I agree.

Yeah...they were a big influence on my band. Back in Austin, TX about 10 years ago the first "real" gigging, working band I was in was a tribute band to the Scorpions. We called ourselves "Stinger." Man. those UT frats loved us for their parties. LOL
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