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bsquirrel
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0 posted 11-14-2002 11:41 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

We are the jukebox.
We are the coins.
We are the vinyl records played forever
to give you pleasure.

We are the jukebox.
We are the coins.
We are the vinyl records played forever
to give you pleasure.

We are the jukebox.
We are the coins.
We are the vinyl records played forever
to give you pleasure.

We are the jukebox.
We are the coins.
We are the vinyl records played forever
to give you pleasure.

We are the jukebox.
We are the coins.
We are the vinyl records played forever
to give you ple--
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1 posted 11-15-2002 12:04 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Sounds like you need to be dusted....
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2 posted 11-15-2002 12:44 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Oh yes.
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3 posted 11-18-2002 01:34 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

You sure like music, don'tcha Mike...

"To give you pleasure."  That kinda reminds me of what I've been reading in Plato's republic.  I'm no scholar but I've had to read this thing for my Intro Philosophy class... but Plato seems to think that music messes with people by putting their desires first.  So music that "brings us pleasure" will be "played forever" because people focus primarily on satisfying their desires?  Heh, off topic and I don't think it's what you had in mind, but it's what this poem made me think of.  

Most music from a jukebox doesn't bring me pleasure personally.  I like the big picture of this poem.  Stand back and look at it, and it is almost critical of the music scene.  Music, music, everywhere... and it's all really the same.  The repetition in this poem kinda bleakly illustrates the past and future of music as something constant, that is unlikely to change drastically from the characteristics you describe.  

"We are the jukebox."  
The idea of the jukebox describes the idea that mainstream music will always be recreational and casual.
"We are the coins."  
Music is always going to be something that is marketed for profit.
"We are the vinyl records played forever
To bring you pleasure."  

Lastly, that music is going to continue existing for the purpose of pleasing its listeners.

I guess in this sense, your repetition is accurate... music will always "repeat" itself in this way.

Well expressed, Mike.

Parasite

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
~Aldous Huxley

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4 posted 11-18-2002 03:36 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

You got it exactly, Parasite.

I love music, but it's becoming more a commodity than a true love to radio and many groups these days. In fact, I'm sad to realize it's always been this way, and I'm only now seeing so. I'll gladly hunt the bargain bins for treasures. But it's only once an occasion that I'll buy something "new" these days and not want to return it.
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5 posted 11-18-2002 04:18 PM       View Profile for wranx   Email wranx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wranx

Yanno? squirrel dude, the first couple hundred CDs that I bought/borrowed/stole/burned were the AAD variety. Still, I have but a handful of DDD CDs.

But.......I'm a dinosaur.

Ed
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Very few of my recordings are DDD too. In fact, I don't think the differentiation is even mentioned anymore.

And as much as I like CDs for their convenience, they are awful for artwork, and CD jukeboxes should be outlawed.

Mike
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mad
mantra
music

damn this is cool
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I could almost hear that "whip" of the needle across grooves.

This is excellence of execution.

Something I strive for...grin, (don't let that scare ya)

but yes...very impressive work. I'd be curious tho, as to how this would be performed. hmmmm....I'd love to see/hear that!

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9 posted 11-19-2002 06:42 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

This poem actually came to me as a song while driving home from work some day last week. Though I no longer remember the melody. I just remember it starts out happy and cheerful-sounding, then grows more and more anguished in delivery until it cuts out.

Jukebox McGullicutty
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10 posted 11-22-2002 02:51 AM       View Profile for quietlydying   Email quietlydying   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quietlydying

this is extremely intriguing.

and i loved it.  i've never read a poem quite like this one before.

i'm too tired to say anything really in depth.  but i'd just like to let you know i loved the creativity lying behind this piece.



/jen/

i'm so bitterly disappointed.  betty, i think it's time you leave now.

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11 posted 11-22-2002 01:24 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks, Jen.
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I'm not sure if I think better when I feel braindead, or if this poem was simply really plain, but I actually understood it without a great deal of thought. This was new for me. I really liked the way I read it, and was pleasantly surprised to learn, after reading Local Parasites reply, then yours, that I caught your meaning. Anyway, I enjoyed it greatly.

Kielo

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13 posted 11-24-2002 02:45 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thank you, Kielo. Glad the plainness of it didn't throw you off.
 
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