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Comforting or just outright depressing?
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Aleive
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February 1, 2012 - 2:54 pm
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So.. The show is on... I am in an argument.. Me VS the world. I claim this tune is super-depressing.. While my mother, mother in-law, Fiancè and prettty much everyone says "NOOO. 'TIS COMFORTING!"

 

Opinions please?

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....zXom8LPvWo

 

 

 

 

PS: I am super-biased to this song. So I might not have an objective view on this matter

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I'm not sure I'd say the piece is "super-depressing" but I definitely don't think that "comforting" is a good description either.  I'd have to say that it's wistful and melancholy and the way in which it is wistful and melancholy does not make me want to listen to it multiple times.  I guess that would add up to "mildly depressing."

 

So, in terms of the discussion, I'm more towards your side.

 

PS- I have never heard or heard of this song before so the above paragraph is my unadulterated first impression.

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Haha.. Yeah.. My mother used to play this for me when I was at the hospital for 6 months when I first lost my vision and was in super-duper pain. Every time I hear it now I am inches from crying my eyes out 😛 

It really helped me at the time though 🙂 I will haunt my family forever if they do not play this song in my funeral. Period.

It is beautiful though 🙂 And if Romania did one thing right.. Gheorghe Zamfir is that thing^^ Excellent pan flute player^^

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I'd call it sentimental, but not necessarily depressing.  Sometimes sentimental thoughts make people depressed, though. 🙂

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I'm so sorry to hear that, Aleive.  No wonder you've got such a strong reaction to hearing it.  It is a beautiful song, though, and I agree that the pan flute is particularly suited to it. 

 

sdsalyer, "sentimental" is an excellent word to describe it and, yes, I am one of those people who finds sentimental things mildly depressing. The video of kids in fields of flowers probably didn't help too much. smile

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Ennio Morricone... Love it!! amuseamuseamuseheart Not depressing!

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I don't think it's depressing. I don't think it's comforting either. xD

I kind of like it.. it sounds like it could have worked with the Lord of The Rings score for the movie. It would have worked for the part where Boromir dies.

Wait, it would work for a part in a movie where someone dies?! Maybe it is depressing. rofl

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It was used in Kill Bill.. Plenty of people die there 😛

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