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  1. Comment on Is it bad to use ghostwriters for heartfelt, personal verses? in ~music

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    I mean this is a discussion can be asked bigger and apply to all forms of art in the modern world in my opinion. Let's just look at a movie for instance. A director's role is to coordinate a group...

    I mean this is a discussion can be asked bigger and apply to all forms of art in the modern world in my opinion.

    Let's just look at a movie for instance. A director's role is to coordinate a group of artists to work in such a manner to produce their ideas of what a film should be about. We give the director credit for their work and their ability to coordinate all the pieces to create what may wind up being a beautiful piece of art.

    However film gives credit to all those involved and no respectable director will ever leave those who worked to hard as uncredited for their contrubutions.

    That is the heart of the issue with ghost writing. It's more about supporting and idea that the artist is the sole creator of his or her art. It's better for marketing in a very celebrity-worship heavy culture to promote the idea an individual we can idolize is "making art."

    Top 100/pop music as a genre is less sexy when you take on board that 90% of it (made up number because ranting but close) is produced by the 4 same producers with a high chance of it being written by an old dude in Sweden. Music is less created by the artists and more by these four dudes and media companies, specifically in terms of what is promoted through mass media outlets.

    In closing, in my semi-informed opinion, and with a heavy heart I say: Yes it's "bad" and fundamentally disagrees with the idea that music, as art, should reflect an artist and they should be comfortable with their own artistic expression. In the eyes of the mainstream public I don't think they'd care. We don't value the integrity of art that much in America specifically; I can't speak for other countries. We prefer our art to lean more to the entertainment side vice the creative side. Just look at the depth of high grossing movies, chart toppers, and best selling novels. Look at major award ceremonies and all the snubbing of objectively great and critically acclaimed art there.

    TL/DR: Yup.

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  2. Comment on What Song Comes to Mind: Anxious in ~music

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    I noticed the older threads and thank you for trying to get them going. I wasn't trying to step on any toes and thanks again :) I was checking them out a couple days ago before I decided to start...

    I noticed the older threads and thank you for trying to get them going. I wasn't trying to step on any toes and thanks again :) I was checking them out a couple days ago before I decided to start this one.

    I'm hoping if this gets some participation (which I feel it has) to post a different emotion or idea every week. (Spoiler alert I'll probably do mindfulness or melancholy next week. I hope you provide another fantastic list sir/ma'am. I really enjoyed exploring what you posted tonight. Thank you.)

  3. Hey fellow tilderinos, I thought it'd be interesting to have a semi-regular discussion where we get into those songs, whether a new find or old standby, where we relate them to specific emotions....

    Hey fellow tilderinos,

    I thought it'd be interesting to have a semi-regular discussion where we get into those songs, whether a new find or old standby, where we relate them to specific emotions.

    I'd like to keep it pretty general for now and not put too many rules or regulations on how the discussion unfolds (it is a discussion after all) so we start with something more ambiguous: anxious.

    So tilderinos what songs do you gravitate towards when you feel anxious or what songs do you feel capture the emotion of anxiousness properly to you?

    For instance: Ful Stop by Radiohead really captures what anxiety feels like for me. From the underlying base to the manic cries of Thom Yorke is really is an experience. One or two times I've been on my way home from work and this song pops on and it's almost too much for a drive home after a long shift.

    On the flip side, Lion's Mane by Iron and Wine has the ability to calm me down even at my most anxious. It gives me the idea that it isn't always easy but its relatable and everything will calm down and be okay. It's mostly just really soothing to me for whatever reason.

    Your turn Tilde. What songs do you associate with the word "anxious?"

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  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

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    Yeah, it's definitely an interesting read. The author writes very manically about a mostly relevant dystopian future (references things like a stylized social media obsession "putting on masks...

    Yeah, it's definitely an interesting read. The author writes very manically about a mostly relevant dystopian future (references things like a stylized social media obsession "putting on masks with their best faces" etc.) back in the 90s.

    The author actually ended up committing suicide due to his bleak relatively spot on theory as to what the future would become. Obviously I'm a little morbidly curious due to my own general disatisfaction with the modern world.

    So far it's been a chore, but very rewarding.

  5. Comment on Share your favorite vegetarian meals in ~food

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    Me and the roommate made some vegetarian swedish meatballs and mashed red potatoes the other day. Regardless of how you feel about the meatless meatballs in this receipe the gravy is top notch....

    Me and the roommate made some vegetarian swedish meatballs and mashed red potatoes the other day. Regardless of how you feel about the meatless meatballs in this receipe the gravy is top notch. https://www.acouplecooks.com/norwegian-vegetarian-meatballs-recipe/
    If I can find it I'll post a phenomenal wild rice soup we consistently make as well.

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  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? #13 in ~books

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    I just started reading Infinte Jest at the behest of my roommate and coworker. I'm pretty pumped to get into it but it's a very daunting task. I've got some fresh notebooks as I was told notes are...

    I just started reading Infinte Jest at the behest of my roommate and coworker. I'm pretty pumped to get into it but it's a very daunting task. I've got some fresh notebooks as I was told notes are essentially required.

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