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When music becomes to much (emotionally that is)

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Strange question, but have you ever been listing to music on a decent hi-fi and either because it reminds you of something or because the singer has such strong emotion comming accross you have to stop listing for a while ?

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Not at all, I've never got

Not at all, I've never got the whole emotional thing. I just like a good tune.

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This Mortal Coil always touch

This Mortal Coil always touch me, but then I’m a big softie.

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I should probably not admit

I should probably not admit this on an open forum shifty but I have been moved to tears of joy and sorrow whilst listening to music , in fact the emotional swings that some music can trigger in me is highly addictive .

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RE: I should probably not admit

I cry at music *all the time*.

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A very quick roller coaster

A very quick roller coaster ride of emotions in the blink of an eye. [ good or bad]

Most of the time I find my music uplifting. Smile

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RE: When music becomes to much (emotionally that is)

I find lots of music to be emotional. It can feel happy, sad, funny or even angry at times.

 Sometimes it can be the music bringing back memories or reminding me of someone/something at other times the music can just be emotional on it's own.

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RE: Not at all, I've never got

MakkaPakka wrote:
Not at all, I've never got the whole emotional thing. I just like a good tune.

No offence Makka. Smile

But I find it very odd that you don't ever feel emotional when listening to music.

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RE: I should probably not admit

John Duncan wrote:
I cry at music *all the time*.

Me too. Like a baby. 

It has to be a good system though. I can't cry listening through cheapo headphones.

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Why would I be offended,

Why would I be offended, obviously I am happy if I enjoy the music but I figure the question is more about feeling sad or overcome.

Being a dad I can easily get emotional over lots of stuff, even soppy stuff in films but never had any negative emotions to music, even stuff that's supposed to be depressing.

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RE: When music becomes to much (emotionally that is)

Maybe its because I'm using stock mains leads puzzled

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RE: I should probably not admit

matt49 wrote:

John Duncan wrote:
I cry at music *all the time*.

Me too. Like a baby.

It has to be a good system though. I can't cry listening through cheapo headphones.

It's mostly the music (and therefore mostly through headphones). I do remember welling up once at how good an MF pair sounded through Tannoy Revolutions.

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RE: I should probably not admit

John Duncan wrote:
I cry at music *all the time*.

So do I, especially when a component is back at the manufacturers with no immediate sign of it returning.

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RE: When music becomes to much (emotionally that is)

MakkaPakka wrote:
Maybe its because I'm using stock mains leads puzzled

excellent!

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The Anna Netrebko "Traviata"

The Anna Netrebko "Traviata" always makes me cry and indeed everybody I have bought it for has the same experience.
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I find myself choking up from

I find myself choking up from time to time but I think a lot of that has to with the prevailing mood and the circumstances.
I normally do not listen to music while driving, I find it distracting, but a few years ago after a particularly long and tough day at work I put the radio onto a music station, very unusual, and a couple of songs, back to back brought tears streaming down my face to such an extent that I had to stop on the hard shoulder to recover.
I was on the M25 at the time, fortunately it was late and pretty quiet, not something I am going to repeat in a hurry.

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