Why We Like Sad Music: Thoughts And Study About It (video)
“I couldn’t have done it without all you guys,” she said. Cyrus broke a record with the debut of the song’s provocative video, which features her in the nude. It became the fastest music video to reach 100 million views on VEVO. The wild child singer said she knows “things I’m doing that’s getting me into trouble and it’s just me doing what my heart and soul is telling me what to do.” Everything she’s done is “inspired by the music,” she said. Cyrus, who will release her new album “Bangerz” next month, also sang a cover of Melanie Safka’s “Look at What They’ve Done to My Song.” The guitar tune featured lyrics like “They think I’m half insane” and “I wish I could find a book to live in.” Cyrus has been added as one of the main performers for the second night at iHeartRadio’s festival at the MGM Grand Arena, joining a list that includes Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney and Drake. Elton John, Katy Perry and Chris Brown performed Friday. Saturday’s day line-up also featured Jason Derulo, Avril Lavigne, The Wanted, The Band Perry and others. ___ Follow Mesfin Fekadu on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MusicMesfin Loading Slideshow Nicki Minaj The singer made these flower-shaped pasties a part of her 2012 tour. Do you think they add a nice touch to her already extravagant costumes? Pink The brazen singer decided to wear some duct tape pasties when in July 2012 when she decided to announce her new album. Nicki Minaj She wore prominent flower-shaped pasties with a lot of her costumes during tour. Hayden Panettiere Lady Gaga The singer is known for her love of pasties, pairing them with sheer outfits or wearing them by themselves for coverage on stage. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) Lil’ Kim The most infamous pasty photo of all time… That is all.
Loving Music Midtown and Piedmont Park shouldn’t be mutually exclusive
In their defense, the number of garbage and recycling receptacles were few and far between giving people few options of what to do with plastic bottles, cans and trash. By comparison, when the Piedmont Park Conservancy used to put on its Green Concerts (remember Dave Matthews, Paul McCartney and the Eagles) great attention was made for people to clean up after themselves. Those concerts were used as teaching moments on how we can live in a more environmentally-sensitive way. Music Midtown fans sort through trash Saturday night (Photo: Amy Wenk) The Green Concerts also raised about $1 million each for the Conservancy money that was reinvested in the park and its expansion to the north. What is unclear to me is how much the Piedmont Park Conservancy is receiving by hosting Music Midtown. What I do know is that since the return of Music Midtown, the Green Concerts appear to have been discontinued. I also know that the previous community that hosted Music Midtown the area around the Civic Center going toward North Avenue and Renaissance Parkway received direct cash contributions to maintain their parks and that the close-in residents received passes to the festival. Close of up Music Midtown trash and mud (Photo: Amy Wenk) Back when there was an active citizens group looking out for Piedmont Park, we used to say we were loving the park to death. There was a sincere attempt by the City of Atlanta and the Friends of Piedmont Park to limit the number of events and festivals in the park. Now from early spring to late fall, every weekend there are multiple events in the park often making it almost off-limits for nearby residents who want to ride their bicycles or walk their dogs or simply be enveloped by an oasis of green in the middle of the city. Because I love listening to live music outdoors, I certainly support Music Midtown. I thought this years line-up was particularly good for the two-day version of the festival. Cake was fabulous I would have been perfectly happy if they had been the Friday night headliner. More Music Midtown memories Amy Wenk and I after Friday nights Cake concert (Photo: David Luse) Saturday nights headliner the Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of my favorite bands. I knew it was going to be great show when the Peppers played The Other Side early on.
Miley Cyrus’ iHeartRadio Music Festival Performance Includes Butt-Slapping, Twerking, Crying
The old saying ‘music soothes the savage beast’ (originally coined “music has charms to soothe a savage beast” by William Congreve who was a poet and playwright), because it can have an affect on our pulse rate or level of high by slowing it down to a calmer demeanor if the music is also slow in tempo. It also has a therapeutic effect. In a recent study on this topic posted Sept. 20, 2013 an article on The New York Times’ Sunday Review includes: One answer might be that in everyday life we typically experience emotions that have a direct connection to whatever object or situation gives rise to them. But when we listen to sad music (or watch a sad movie, or read a sad novel), we are inoculated from any real threat or danger that the music (or movie or novel) represents. It goes on to say that if this is the case, then the emotions are “vicarious.” Outside the study, our own thoughts on the matter can include what our current state of emotion is in relation to the music, it can be something that one relates to at that moment, such as a movie with a parallel story to the viewer’s own experience. It also has a different affect on children. As a ballet accompanist for children’s classes, it is requested to play only uplifting music, no sad or minor keys. When a lyrical tune in a minor key was played, some children started becoming sad and even crying. The study, (speaking of adults) said that it can evoke a ‘romantic’ type feel when listening to sad music. So, what it’s doing is bringing an intimate connection within ourselves.