I had already stated in another topic that music is my only relief, but here i want to focus all the attention on music.What kind of music do you like and why? Bother to name your favorites? Could you live without music?
I usually listen to the rock/heavy metal of the 90's, like Pantera, Metallica, Judas priest, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin but i also have some of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Guns 'n roses, Rolling Stones and SOAD. I've lately been on Disturbed and Radiohead.
Why do i like them? Most of the songs describe my mood during the year, some of them charge me up,others relax me and some are associated to memories of when i felt something, and so they remind me of those times, giving me a melancholic taste; even tho this "melancholy" isn't exactly a positive feeling, i still like it (probably because it's the only genuine emotion i can still feel). At the moment it's like my ability to feel anything is frozen and music is the only place where i can recall those old "feelings". For me it represents the "hope" that i can still feel.
Still, some pieces of classical music manage to deliver some "feelings" even without being associated to any memory (Some are overwhelming, others are powerful and others are just intense and with crescendos). I'll name my favorites:
(Since i realize that most pieces are long, i'll give you the specific time at which my favorite parts kick in)Rachmaninoff - piano concerto no.2 - Moderato
(The first 2:06 minutes and from 5:30 to 6:36, with eargasm at 6:12)Rachmaninoff - piano concerto no.2 - Allegro Scherzando
(the first 2:55 minutes, from 3:32 to 4:02 and from 8:45 to 9:55, with eargasm at 9:10)Rachmaninoff - piano concerto no.3 - Allegro ma non tanto
(the first 1:33 minutes and from 6:31 to 9:02, with erection at 8:19)Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (death)
- (The video is only 2:37 minutes... chills at 0:52 and 2:06)Bruckner - Symphony 8
(The first 1:43 minutes and from 7:45 to 9:08) Bruckner - Symphony 8 Finale
(The first 1:05 minutes)Verdi - Dies Irae
(the first 1:27 minutes charge me up)
There are few other pieces that aren't exactly classical but rather part of movies soundtracks, those being:John Williams - Across the StarsJohn Williams - Episode III (ending)
(At 1:11 i always get a chill, no matter what i'm doing/thinking, it's funny)Two Steps from Hell - Hypnotica
(from 1:05 to 2:17; it charges me up)
PS: no, i'm not such a fan of star wars, but when i watched the movies, back then, the music impressed me.