View Full Version : Wisdom, Interpretation or Musical Geniality?


andysong
08-08-2002, 06:45 PM
Would you prefer:
1. To have a book containging the meanings underlying Billy/Iha's lyrics?
OR
2. Revelling in your own ideas\interpretations of their works?
OR
3. Not knowing at all, eg. maintaining that mystical element. Just treating the music as music and not going any deeper than that?

I prefer to stick to option 2, it means the music won't dull (as quickly, or if ever)for me as much as it could have had I chosen option one; i mean if i had the answers it wouldn't be as much fun, the actual interpretation makes for a more joyous/prolonged experience.
Although option three is quite enticing: accepting (and indulging in) the music as a result of its own merits, eg. the complexity of the guitar/drum/piano/vocal arrangements and getting by on just that is equally as exciting as option two.

Option two is the one for me though, it makes the experience all the more intimate for me.

Boycott Graceland
08-08-2002, 06:51 PM
musical genitalia?

lily1only
08-10-2002, 08:13 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by andysong:
Would you prefer:
1. To have a book containging the meanings underlying Iha's lyrics?
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what james is really saying in all of his songs: I need a girlfriend, I need a girlfriend, I need a girlfriend.



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TheDeuce
08-11-2002, 06:21 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by lily1only:
what james is really saying in all of his songs: I need a girlfriend, I need a girlfriend, I need a girlfriend.

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lol

I would go with option number one. I think you could have both options 1 and 3 though. If you still couldn't enjoy the music, on all levels, while still knowing what they're about, than you're a complete idiot and you shouldn't be listening to music anyway. Also, if the music would get boring for you JUST because you knew what Billy was trying to say than I pity you. That would just give it more depth. Actually, overall I really just pity you for this thread.

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