posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by double_frick
Yeah I think that's the obvious spectrum, but then there is that spirit of hope/hopelessness on the other spectrum. So one thing to look at is
positive vs. not so positive, the other thing to look at is the spirit of hope vs. hopelessness perhaps.
A great song that came out recently "Viva la Vida" it is a great song but it is not very hopeful. It almost shadows all the foreclosures and people
losing their jobs.
Eminem sang that song "Sing for the moment" with passion you could tell he felt sorry for kids that "don't have anything" and he was talking
about how guns are not a joke and the image of rappers. "You know I'd walk a thousand miles" Michelle Branch, "I know you're out there,
somewhere out there," Our lady peace. These are very hopeful, almost naive, idealist.
So I guess there is a second spectrum that I didn't really get into, that is really a lot of what I was thinking. That encouraging passion I guess,
that seeps into certain songs, it was more like they are singing to YOU, and they could pull it off. Now listening to new music is like finding a
letter that wasn't written to you, and you are reading somebody elses conversation.
But I do wonder the same as you, it could go either way on the happy go lucky, vs. downtrodden styles we see.
Just going with my thoughts here.