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  • #610098

    In honor of Chatzos. Ill go for yesh tikvah while I shave

    #1074314
    ObstacleIllusion
    Participant

    Not sure, but I have the first hour after chatzos blocked off for putting myself back together.

    #1074315

    I personally took a 40 m. Hot shower while my favorite fast songs were on shuffle…..music rocks!!!!

    #1074316
    Oh Shreck!
    Participant

    I played shifchi k’mayim (yesterday’s theme) on my violin. Those moving words… hot off the press.

    It will take some time until I get fully back into playing though. (??? ????..)

    #1074317
    bekitzur
    Participant

    “My Belief” by London Girls Choir

    #1074318

    I’m at work… oh well….:( that made mine be Jewish Music Stream’s Yonatan Shlagbaum – Ki Ein

    #1074319

    I love that song! Its a shame its not youtube….i want to download it!

    #1074320
    Sam2
    Participant

    I’ll let you know when I have an opportunity where it’s Muttar to listen to music. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1074321
    BoruchSchwartz
    Participant

    Perhaps lecha dodi

    #1074322

    Whatever they’re playing at Starbucks!

    #1074323

    JF02 that got me laughing, we have this ongoing argument that lasts from sefira until after the 9 days year after year

    Argument is: if the secular music is considered music at all. So duno if that counts…

    #1074324

    Really? Wow…

    #1074325

    Who is we??? The other two???? Lol

    Anyway, i dont think it is, music is supposed to inspire, if it dosent its not really music….so unless its inspiring you to be secular or something or another song about love……well thats not really inspiring at all..so…..that IS a good argument

    #1074326

    Ye the other two and myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So if you don’t consider secular music “Music” cuz it doesn’t inspire and make your “soul happy” than technically you’re allowed to listen to secular music throughout sefira and the 9 days

    #1074327
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    Yesh Tikva!!

    #1074328

    Different music inspires different people. And secular music can definitely be inspiring. First of all, some is instrumental, and second of all, they’re not all about love. Many of them touch on the same themes that Jewish music does: hardship and adversity, courage, loss and death, friendship.

    Also, love songs can be inspiring too. I would argue that the Rascal Flatts song “Bless the Broken Road” can provide chizuk to older singles. Google for lyrics if you don’t know it.

    #1074329
    MCP
    Member

    I let Pandora choose for me. I was neither thrilled nor disappointed, but I was surprised so I stand by my decision (it was

    Now, before you deride me for listening to secular music (or tell me it doesn’t count so I could have listened for the past 3 weeks) you should know that I work, wear colored shirts, and have been known to say Good Shabbos to people of the opposite gender, whether I knew them or not.

    Just thought I would give the denizens of the CR the ammunition, I think many could use the headstart.

    Fire away.

    (no that wasn’t the first song that came up, vihamayvin yavin)

    #1074330

    @MCP

    well done *slow clap*

    let’s be friends!

    #1074331
    Utah
    Member

    Hatikva

    #1074332
    The Frumguy
    Participant

    “Tell Me Why” by The Beatles.

    #1074333
    Luna Lovegood
    Participant

    MCP +1! ๐Ÿ™‚

    The first song I listened to was Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel. It is one the most beautiful tunes ever composed and I love it!

    #1074334
    oomis
    Participant

    Yerushalayim (Journeys) So haunting.

    Apropos of Scarborough Fair, “Dror Yikrah” goes great to that tune.

    #1074335

    I thought everyone says good shabbos to evrryone, despite the gender, i do. But maybe cuz im used to a small comunity where everyone knows each other.

    But non-jewish/secular music these days has a not so apprpriate style. Ill admit that there are okish songs, i perdonally went through a fase where i listened to only 1 artist of secular music that was ok. But im saying okish secular music can lead to really bad secular music. Just like how a mitzah leads to another mitzvah and an aveirah leads to another aveirah.

    #1074336
    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    and have been known to say Good Shabbos to people of the opposite gender, whether I knew them or not

    If only we would at least even greet people of the SAME gender instead of ignoring them and walking by!

    #1074337
    Toi
    Participant

    am tho frim

    #1074338
    takahmamash
    Participant

    I’m in the “no music mode” until Tevet. ๐Ÿ™

    Ask me then.

    #1074339
    oomis
    Participant

    Shticky, I’m with you. I routinely say good Shabbos to most people, and it really offends me when I say it to a group of young women passing by and NOT ONE OF THEM responds in kind.

    #1074340

    If only we would at least even greet people of the SAME gender instead of ignoring them and walking by!

    if that’s your dream, try moving out of NY

    My first song was the hatzoloh song on the suki and ding safety tape. And I didn’t even have any kids in the car. Go figure.

    #1074341
    MCP
    Member

    (takes a bow)

    Shopping, I don’t particularly enjoy rap or pop, which is where you get the inappropriate lyrics. Not saying you should listen, just explaining further that not all secular music is inappropriate.

    No point in naming specific songs – apparently the mods know to edit out any song that came out after 1990 only :p

    #1074342

    Not nessesarily…i could start to name songs that ive heard in stores and wish id never heard……but i dont think that thr mods would allow that. But i dont listen to nonjewish music, i just dint feel comfortable….

    #1074343

    takahmamash – sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™

    #1074344
    writersoul
    Member

    Luna: Scarborough Fair is cool :). I don’t really love Simon and Garfunkel’s music (though my father is trying to convert me) but that one’s really good.

    My first music was an instrumental cover (cello, piano, and, I think, electric violin) of a non-Jewish song. I have no idea which. It just sounded AMAZING. I think I’m in love with string instruments.

    Now the first song I PLAYED was Sunrise Sunset. It’s really pretty on the flute :).

    oomis: I have the OPPOSITE problem: when I say good Shabbos to women they kind of pretend I don’t exist. It’s disheartening. Aren’t they the ones who are supposed to be modeling proper manners to the rude youth of today?

    In my neighborhood the best bet when it comes to saying good Shabbos to men is to see if they say it first. If the guy’s a friend of my father’s (or possibly MCP ๐Ÿ™‚ ) he probably will, and then I reply. Usually, though, they either ignore me or, in one strange case, switch sides of the street. That was weird.

    #1074345
    takahmamash
    Participant

    Syag Lchochma – thank you, I appreciate it.

    #1074346

    I would guess that those people ignoring you probably didn’t mean it out of rudeness but rather they are of the same people who wouldn’t socialize with opposite gender and then go extreme by not having any contact at all ie greeting… (with) those of opposite gender (as a “geder” kinda thing)

    Well, could be it appears rude and weird but they see it as like totally “lshem shmayim” (cmon benefit of the doubt… will ya’)

    in that case those who cross the street are actually telling you, you do exist and therefor they’re avoiding you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1074348
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    MCP I also used pandora for first music. I know it was either rock or trance music.

    About saying good shabbos. I’m used to out of town environment where everyone says good shabbos. But I know sometimes saying good shabbos is also sorta flirting for some people.

    #1074349
    oomis
    Participant

    “takahmamash – sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™ “

    Ditto – just saw this.

    “oomis: I have the OPPOSITE problem: when I say good Shabbos to women they kind of pretend I don’t exist. It’s disheartening. Aren’t they the ones who are supposed to be modeling proper manners to the rude youth of today?”

    Writersoul – how is that different from what I posted? That is the exact point I was making! Perhaps your intention was that you say good Shabbos to people in MY age bracket and WE don’t respond (you are a young woman??)

    In that evemt, yes, you have the other side of the coin.

    #1074350

    Saying good shabbos is “flirting”? Are you KIDDING me?!?!?!? That’s like saying holding the door open for someone is flirting. It’s common courtesy.

    #1074351
    writersoul
    Member

    oomis: Yes, that’s it (I’m a teenager). I emphasized “women” because you said “young” :).

    I think it’s just a basic menschlichkeit issue when it’s with people of the same gender. I mean, I guess it depends on where you live (you bump into way more people in Brooklyn than in Monsey) but it’s still just a nice thing to do.

    I’m fine with people ignoring me (I mean, if they ignore me, I ignore them ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but my only thought about the guy crossing the street was that baruch Hashem there wasn’t a car at that moment…

    #1074352
    takahmamash
    Participant

    Oomis thank you-I appreciate it.

    #1074353

    Please do some spell checking before posting. Thank you.

    #1074354
    oomis
    Participant

    I’m fine with people ignoring me “

    I’m not – whether it is ignoring you OR me. People need to stop being so ill-mannered. That is SURELY not Hashem’s Kavanna, when He gave us SO many Halachos bein adam l’chaveiro. A simple response to good Shabbos is not too much to ask. I was very impressed when a certain Rov passed me in the street and said Good Shabbos as he walked by, though he didn’t look at me really. I recognized him, though he could not have known me personally. THAT is a mensch in my book.

    #1074355
    MCP
    Member

    Writer Soul, even in Monsey I get strange looks. Which honestly, makes it even more fun for me.

    Burnt Steak – I’m not sure what bothers me more, your SN or Trance music. Unless you’re trying to imply that you wasted your opportunity to be great and there’s no turning back ๐Ÿ˜€

    Shopinng – Sory, I wasnt tryng to say you shud listen. Just that its not all terible and inapropriate.

    #1074356
    Oh Shreck!
    Participant

    Oomis:

    Right On!!

    Sometimes when I greet someone and that person ignores me, I’ll turn around and mutter something like “it’s Shabbos today, no?” or something along that line (you wanna have a bad one?). ??? ????? ????? ?? ??? is for real, so much more to return the greeting. Reb Yaakov ztz”l is known to have always greeted his non-Jewish woman neighbor with a good morning.

    #1074357

    There is also a famous story of a rav (I don’t remember who because I heard this as a child) who supervised a meat-packing plant. It was after 5:00 and the manager wanted to lock up, but the security guard insisted that the rav was still inside. He always said good night to the security guard as he left for the day, and the security guard was positive that he had not seen him leave. The manager just wanted to go home, and told the guard that he must have missed the rav. But the guard was persistent. Reluctantly, the manager agreed to search the plant, and they found the rav locked in one of the freezers. His life was saved because he always said good night to the security guard.

    #1074358
    Burnt Steak
    Participant

    jewishfeminist — I will explain what I mean about the flirting. I know I was vague. I will retract that saying good shabbos is flirting. I will change it to “saying good shabbos leads to flirting.” I have been with friends and when we passed by a group of girls we naturally said good shabbos and they responded. That led to more socialization and we ended up hanging out together at one of the girl’s house.

    I agree that it is common courtesy and what happened in my situation might not be the norm. But I’m trying to present the other side of the coin. BTW I’m OOT MO and this stuff doesn’t bother me too much.

    MCP — I use the trance more as backround music. SN is more of a personal joke no hidden meanings, but if it was a message then it would be even though steak gets burnt it’s still edible.

    #1074359

    What did i write that you couldnt understand?????

    #1074360

    I think i wrote that its more embaressing when someone says good shabbos to you and you font answer back and they look at you like ‘whats your issue?’

    #1074361

    i went straight to my piano and played “River Flows in You”

    #1074362
    writersoul
    Member

    “Writer Soul, even in Monsey I get strange looks. Which honestly, makes it even more fun for me.”

    EVEN in Monsey? Depends where you are. My neighborhood is VERY yeshivish.

    Don’t buy the stereotypes ๐Ÿ™‚

    “‘I’m fine with people ignoring me’

    “I’m not – whether it is ignoring you OR me.”

    Well, if they think it makes them more frum, that’s their business… ๐Ÿ™‚

    #1074363
    takahmamash
    Participant

    I will change it to “saying good shabbos leads to flirting.”

    Perhaps when one is young and not fully mature. I don’t know anyone my age that would say that saying Shabbat Shalom to a member of the opposite sex would lead to flirting.

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