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Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes

Past Progressive Tense

Date: Apr 18 2011

Themes: Music

Grammar: Past Progressive Tense

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Some people only like to listen to happy music. But for others, there is just something satisfying about listening to music that’s a little bit sad. In a way, sad music can even make you feel good. It can make you feel less alone, or it can be an outlet for your feelings.

Bright Eyes’ music is sad, but you feel good when you listen to it. Maybe that’s because the lyrics are so powerful. Conor Oberst, the brains behind Bright Eyes, has even been compared to one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan. Find out if Jeff and Jason agree with that comparison.

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Jason

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Jeff:  Hey Jason, does sad music make you happy?

Jason:  Sometimes, yeah. If it’s the right…you know, Bright Eyes would actually be one thing that makes me feel good when I listen to it, even though most of his songs are pretty blue.

Jeff:  Yeah, that’s kind of one shining example. He’s kind of known as a moody artist.

Jason:  Yeah. I mean, have you heard his newest album, People’s Key?

Jeff:  Just one or two songs. Not more than that.

Jason:  It’s a little poppier, a little more upbeat. But there’s something about his voice that’s just kinda emo and sad in and of itself, even if he’s playing rockin’ music, which he is on this album.

Jeff:  He’s got some pretty great lyrics, a lot of them are pretty intense. I know a lot of people, when the band was first becoming popular, were comparing him to Bob Dylan.

Jason:  Right, they were saying Conor Oberst was the Bob Dylan of our generation. Just because of the poetry of the lyrics, you know?

Jeff:  Yeah. Exactly.

 

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Jason likes Bright Eyes even though the music is sad. It makes him feel good to listen to the songs despite the moody voice of the singer, Conor Oberst.

Bright Eyes’ latest album is a little more upbeat than the previous albums. But it still sounds a little blue, mostly because of the singer’s emo voice.

Jeff says that Conor Oberst has been compared to Bob Dylan because of his poetic lyrics. Oberst has even been called the Bob Dylan of our time.

Do you ever like listening to sad music? What other artists have powerful lyrics?

Jason recently went to a Bright Eyes concert. Read about it and see pictures on his blog.

 

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Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

agree with the point that the music is the outlet for the emotions, feelings. and the music is one of the main detectors of the intelligence) sounds strange, but you can easily figure out what kind of personality and how sophisticated the person is just looking through the playlist

07:38 AM Apr 01 2012 |

millazhang

millazhang

China

Kelly Clarkson ,i don’t know her songs belong to the blue or not ,


but i really like “because of you ”. i like the lyrics ,they make me recall what i  have done

05:44 AM May 21 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

for me the blue music make me regret of anything which i did

09:12 AM May 16 2011 |

Madline

Madline

Jordan

for me the blue music make me regret of anything which i did

09:12 AM May 16 2011 |

Nga Nguyen

Nga Nguyen

Viet Nam

Blue music  bring me  the deep feelings of the life. I love it. I expecially like an Vietnamese artist Trinh Cong Son's songs.

02:17 AM Apr 25 2011 |

trailo_hathanh

Viet Nam

Yes, I like the blue music. It makes me feel good. It is intense and meaningful lyrics. One the the best known artists in my country is Tring Cong Son.

He is great artists and he alone made the one of the style of music. 

03:37 AM Apr 19 2011 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

30 seconds to mars, owl city, angels and airwaves…

07:40 PM Apr 18 2011 |

Semiliranda

Russian Federation

Hi aminian!

As I understand it, you don't like to listen blue music itself, but you usually attend a lyrics in moody songs. And it is lyrics which is intense for you. Right? 

07:30 PM Apr 18 2011 |

qq_baby

qq_babySuper Member!

Taiwan

I don't mind sad music. I always like to know good lyrics.

06:27 PM Apr 18 2011 |

Stitch

Stitch

Taiwan

Sad music is good for raining days!

06:23 PM Apr 18 2011 |

ekieen

ekieen

Malaysia

Sometimes sad and slow songs can help me to let go of my sadness. I will feel relief after that.

 http://englishday2day.com/

04:55 PM Apr 18 2011 |

Lalela

Lalela

Italy

I think that mood has a deep influence on the kind of music I want to listen, so for instance, I use to listen sad music when I feel quite blue, and this one of the reasons why I love Coldplay's music. I even like the Muse,and even if they're more a rock band, I find some of their ballads extremely sad.

 

 

 

03:04 PM Apr 18 2011 |

anahid goddess

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Sad music is different whit lyrics music & lyric music is an outlet for our feelings.East music & specially Persian music are lyrics.I like it & almost Im listening to this music.You shuld try East & Persian music.lorrena Mckennit & Yani are artists that East & Persian melody mixed whit west music.Shajariyan is famest singer in Iran .

11:10 AM Apr 18 2011 |

aminian

aminian

Australia

Human life has always been affiliated with happiness and sadness. Nobody could ever escape of the realities surrounding our life. Therefore, confronting ourselves to hearing sad stories, music, facts and news could play a significant role in shaping our true moral system. I never mind to listen to blue music, because as I said I know somewhere someone lives in a very despair life and sometime I want to feel I am in her or his side and I am listening to his/her stories.

10:48 AM Apr 18 2011 |

barbeque

barbeque

Hungary

I usually listen all kind of music depending on my mood ,sometimes spinning tones like pop music, sometimes  lyric tones like  blues  ( blues are sad  generally in and of itself:))
No matter what kind of music is whatever that  touch my heart, I'll  listen often!

10:44 AM Apr 18 2011 |

fr0oggy

fr0oggy

Bulgaria

I don't like sad songs. 

09:39 AM Apr 18 2011 |

sofree

sofree

China

Only if they are also good music, I don't listen to any music only because it's sad…

I don't think a powerful song is defined by its lyrics, melody matters more.

06:06 AM Apr 18 2011 |

Kotisha

Kotisha

Russian Federation

Frankly speaking I like listening to sad music. I agree that it makes me feel good) I suppouse that sad music is a outlet for my feelings! 

Unfortunately I have never listened to Bright Eyes…. 

05:09 AM Apr 18 2011 |

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