Thursday, August 23, 2012

Famous Rock and Roll Muses

Women are a great source of inspiration for rock artists which enable them to come up with a great song. As the saying goes, "Behind every great man is a woman", and is true enough as it is reflected in some of the rockstars' music. Here are some notable "Rock muses" of the history who gave inspiration to some of the great rockstars in the music industry.

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1. Courtney Love - Famously known as the wife of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Courtney also had her share of talent as a lyricist and the lead vocals of the 90's all girl grunge rock band Hole. Before she married kurt, she had a relationship with Julian Cope, the lead singer of the band Teardrop Explodes. Her British lover turned against her and took out a full page ad in the New Musical Express which he wrote ” Free us from Nancy Spungen-fixated, heroin assholes who cling to our greatest rock bands and suck out their brains”. She also had a relationship to another rockstar Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins which she left for Kurt and months later, she became pregnant with Kurt's first child Frances Bean Cobain, which was legally emancipated from her mother. Songs rumored to be inspired by this rock’n’roll muse – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana), I’ll Stick Around (Foo Fighters), Disarm (Smashing Pumpkins), You Know You’re Right (Nirvana) About a girl (Nirvana)

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2. Gwyneth Paltrow - When bashful Chris Martin (who didn't lose his virginity until he was 23, by his own admission) hitched himself to Hollywood princess Paltrow, Coldplay became tabloid favourites overnight, and their fans started fretting about the influence she would wield over the group. Despite being able to carry a tune, Gwynnie swore she wouldn't collaborate with Chris, dismissing the suggestion of a duet and insisting: 'I don't want to be known as the girl who split up Coldplay.' Nonetheless, her influence is clearly felt on the band's hotly anticipated new album X&Y. Song inspired by her - The Message (Coldplay) (Source: Observer.guardian.co)

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3. Edie Sedgwick - She was best known for her association with Andy Warhol where she starred in his film Poor Little Rich Girl, she was a symbol of sixties style, rebellion, and freedom. During her teenage years, she used to have anorexia and bulimia and was placed under psychiatric care. When she improved, she collaborated with Andy Warhol and began to hang out with Bob Dylan. Their friendship turned to romance and she became pregnant with their child but suffered a miscarriage. She died on November 15, 1971 because of barbiturates and alcohol. Songs inspired by Edie - Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat and Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan)

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4. Anita Pallenberg - A blonde Model with a dark edge personality, adventurous, risk-taking, and a hardcore drug addict captivated the member and co-founder of The Rolling Stones Keith Richards. She have caused conflicts between the band's members because of her "association" with Brian Jones, who was her partner before she left him for Keith Richards; and was rumored to bed Mick Jagger while in a relationship with Keith. Despite all these, she influenced the band with her personality, ideas and style, and she was the band's adviser because of her knowledge about culture, music, and fashion. She and Keith had 3 children; Marlon, Angela, and Tara. Today, she lives in England, where she is an avid gardener; she and Keith are still good friends. Songs inspired by Anita Pallenberg – possibly Angie (Rolling Stones)

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5. Yoko Ono - Referred as the woman who broke up The Beatles, Yoko inspired John Lennon with her assertiveness, ideas, and imagination. Beatles' women traditionally kept out of the group's affairs, but Yoko wasn't content to be a passive sidekick. Frankly, Lennon would be less interesting without the avant-garde frivolities, sloganeering and bed-ins. Still, rock girlfriends quake with fear at the prospect of being branded a 'Yoko'. Plus she's pushing it a bit with her latest endorsement: a Lennon musical that tells his life story using post-Beatles songs. Songs inspired by Yoko Ono - Woman (John Lennon) Get Back (The Beatles) (Source: Observer.guardian.co)

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6. Sara Lownds - Of all Dylan's muses, the former Playboy model can lay claim to be the most significant. Domestic bliss in Woodstock spawned Self Portrait, the object of Rolling Stone's notorious 'What is This Shit?' review, but when their marriage hit the rocks, the anguished masterpiece that is Blood on the Tracks resulted. Even then, he couldn't get her off his mind, as later songs such as 'Sara' demonstrated most clearly.(Source: Observer.guardian.co)

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7. Nico - She was famously known because of her work with Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, and she was also a member of Velvet Underground. She was a successful fashion model before joining Lou Reed and Brian Jones in making music. Her beauty gave her access to the world’s most glamorous circles. However, her beautiful face concealed her tragic family background. Her father was a soldier during the world war II, who obtained a head injury and was used for experiments in the Nazi Camps. Her father died and she left school at 13 to begin her professional modelling career. While pursuing her music career, she suffered with deafness in one ear but continued to appear in films and record solo albums. She died because of cerebral hemorrhage due to a fall from a bicycle. Songs inspired by Nico – I’ll Be Your Mirror (Velvet Underground), The Birds of St. Marks (Jackson Browne)

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8. Marianne Faithfull - She began her career as a folk singer during the sixties, she collaborated with The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Mick Jagger to record the song As tears goes by, which the two have written especially for her. She later admitted that she "planned" to have a romance with a member of the Stones to further her music career. Her Four-year relationship with Mick Jagger was ended by her uncontrolled drug addiction which left her homeless on the streets of London until she was rescued by her friends. Today, she is a respected recording artist and her most notable album Broken English. Songs inspired by Marianne Faithfull – Carrie Ann (the Hollies), Sister Morphine (co-written by the Stones and Faithfull), Wild Horses (the Rolling Stones), You Can’t Always Get What You Want (the Rolling Stones)

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9. Linda Eastman - Best known for her marriage with Beatle Paul Mcartney, She was an American Photographer and entrepreneur who grew up in New York. In 1962, her mother died in a plane crash. She Married Melvin See Jr., her first husband after studying art in college. She gave birth to a child named heather, and in 1965, she divorced Melvin and became a professional photographer. She met Paul in 1967 in London and in 1969 she married Paul in the Marylebone registry Office while pregnant with their daughter Mary. She became a keyboard player in Paul's new band Wings. She passed away at age 56 due to breast cancer. Song inspired by Linda Eastman/Linda McCartney – No More Lonely Nights (Paul McCartney) and Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)
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10. Pattie Boyd - She was then a young model when she met George Harrison when she was chosen to appear as an actress in the Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. Though she turned down George's advances at first, she married George in 1966. During these years, George and Eric Clapton became friends and collaborated on some musical projects. Eric fell in love with Pattie and made advances with her but she turned him down leading him to heroin addiction and alcoholism. On the late 1970's George and Pattie's marriage were having trouble because of George's personality changes and infidelities. She was comforted by Eric, begging her to leave her husband to start with him. She divorced George in 1974 and married Eric in 1979. Her marriage with Clapton though did not last for long because of his alcoholism and infidelity issues which led them to divorce in 1988. Songs written about Pattie Boyd: Something (the Beatles), Layla (Eric Clapton), Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rock Songs with Female-Name Title

Statue of Eleanor Rigby in Stanley Street, Liverpool. A plaque to the right describes it as
"Dedicated to All the Lonely People"
Another Source of Inspiration for rock artists to come up with a great song are women. Some songs about women are written as a result of a breakup, rejection, or just a confession of love and adoration for that special girl. Some of these songs are also titled with female names, which strongly shows how bad she got to the guy's system. Here are some of the great rock songs titled with a girl's name.

1. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles This Dark and sad song from the 1966 Revolver album ironically has a catchy beat, you would want to sing over and over. The song is considered as a lament for lonely people, as implied by the lyrics (lonely people, where do they come from?).
2. Angie - The Rolling Stones It was believed that the song was written for David Bowie's first wife Angela or Angela Dickinson, the Actress. Another belief was it was written for Keith Richard's daughter Angela who had just been born. But Keith Claimed on his biography that 'Angie' was his pseudonym for Heroin and his attempt to quit while he was detoxing in Switzerland.
3. Beth - Kiss is a song about how the band member's wives missed them while they were on tour.
4. Helena - My Chemical Romance The Song's lyrics described how Gerard Way, The band's vocalist feels for his late grandmother, Elena Lee Rush, who was referred to by her friends as "Helen" hence, the Title of the song.
5. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes Eric Clapton have written this song for George Harrison's then wife Pattie Boyd. During the 60's George and Eric became close friends and collaborated on some music projects, Clapton contributed guitar work on Harrison's song 'While my guitar gently weeps', and Harrison also contributed in the song 'Badge' by Clapton's Band 'Cream' when he "unexpectedly" fell inlove with Pattie Boyd. This situation though did not caused any damage to Harrison-Clapton friendship, and Pattie and George remained married for several more years. However, Pattie and George divorced in 1974 and Pattie married Clapton in 1979.
6. Darling Nikki - Prince This song is about a girl who seduced the singer and later became his "Sex Mate". This is also the song who led Tipper Gore to produce the "Parent Advisory" stickers on album covers.
7. Julia - The Beatles John Lennon wrote this song for his late mother Julia Lennon who was knocked out and killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty police. John was then 17 years old.
8. Jolene - Bob Dylan
9.Gail - Alice Cooper
10. Oh Yoko! - John Lennon

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Monday, August 13, 2012

PARENTING 101: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a set of characteristic symptoms that develops after being directly or indirectly exposed to a traumatic or terrifying event where a physical harm was threatened, witnessed, or actually experienced. It can also occur after an unexpected or violent death of a family member or a close friend, or after a serious harm or threat of death or injury to a loved one. the people with PTSD often avoid any situations that will remind them of the trauma, but often re-experience the affliction through flashbacks, memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts especially when they are re-exposed to events or objects that remind them of the trauma. They also feel the Survivor's guilt, the feelings of guilt of having survived the event in which friends or family died.

Causes:

  • Assaults such as Rape
  • Fire
  • Physical or Sexual abuse
  • Senseless acts of violence (school and neighborhood shootings)
  • Natural disasters (flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption)
  • Car accidents
  • Military combat (often called "shell shock")
  • Witnessing another person experiencing these kinds of traumatic events
  • Diagnoses of life-threatening medical illness
  • Psychological/mental abuse
  • Negligence
  • Friend's or family member's suicide

Risk Factors:
  • Severity of the trauma
  • Social support
  • Levels of cortisol, norepinephrine, and epinephrine - Important for the "Fight-or-flight" response of the body to stress
  • The distance of the child to trauma
  • The parent's reaction to trauma
  • The number of traumas that the child experience
Signs and Symptoms:

Re-experiencing the event
  • recurrent and intrusive (unwanted) memories of the event 
  • distressing dreams or nightmares of the event 
  • acting or feeling as though the event were happening again (flashbacks) 
  • distress and fear when reminded of the event 
  • physiological reactivity (feeling jumpy, startled, or anxious) when reminded of the event 
Persistent avoidance of any reminders of the event 
  • avoiding thinking about or talking about the trauma 
  • avoiding activities, places, or people that are reminders of the event 
  • no memory of an important aspect of the event 
  • lack of interest and participation in activities (due to wishing to avoid cues of the event) 
  • feeling detached or estranged from others 
  • limited range of emotions 
  • sense that they will not live to graduate college, get married, have kids, etc. 
Persistent feelings of anxiety or physical reactivity
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep 
  • cranky, irritable, or angry 
  • problems paying attention or concentrating 
  • overly aware of noises or other cues that remind them of the event (smells, visual cues) 
  • exaggerated startle response 
Treatment:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
 CBT is the most effective approach for treating children. One type of CBT is called Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT). In TF-CBT, the child may talk about his or her memory of the trauma. TF-CBT also includes techniques to help lower worry and stress. The child may learn how to assert him or herself. The therapy may involve learning to change thoughts or beliefs about the trauma that are not correct or true. For example, after a trauma, a child may start thinking, "the world is totally unsafe."
 Some may question whether children should be asked to think about and remember events that scared them. However, this type of treatment approach is useful when children are distressed by memories of the trauma. The child can be taught at his or her own pace to relax while they are thinking about the trauma. That way, they learn that they do not have to be afraid of their memories. Research shows that TF-CBT is safe and effective for children with PTSD.
 CBT often uses training for parents and caregivers as well. It is important for caregivers to understand the effects of PTSD. Parents need to learn coping skills that will help them help their children.
Psychological first aid/crisis management

Psychological First Aid (PFA)
 Used with school-aged children and teens that have been through violence where they live. PFA can be used in schools and traditional settings. It involves providing comfort and support, and letting children know their reactions are normal. PFA teaches calming and problem solving skills. PFA also helps caregivers deal with changes in the child's feelings and behavior. Children with more severe symptoms may be referred for added treatment.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
 EMDR combines cognitive therapy with directed eye movements. EMDR is effective in treating both children and adults with PTSD, yet studies indicate that the eye movements are not needed to make it work.


Play therapy
 Play therapy can be used to treat young children with PTSD who are not able to deal with the trauma more directly. The therapist uses games , drawings, and other methods to help children process their traumatic memories.

Other treatments
 Special treatments may be needed for children who show out-of-place sexual behaviors, extreme behavior problems, or problems with drugs or alcohol.

The Parent's Role

Most kids will need a period of adjustment following a stressful event, so during this time, it's especially important for parents to offer support and love, and to monitor their kids carefully.
  • Let them talk about the traumatic event when and if they feel ready. It's important not to force the issue if kids don't feel like sharing their thoughts. Praise them for being strong when they do talk about it. Your child may prefer to draw or write about their experiences. Either way, encouragement and praise can help your child get their feelings out. 
  • Reassure them that their feelings are normal and that they're not "going crazy." Support and understanding from parents can help kids process difficult feelings. 
  • Some kids find it very helpful to get involved in a support group for trauma survivors. Check with your pediatrician, school, or local library to find groups nearby. 
  • Get professional help immediately if there's any suspicion that a child has thoughts of self-harm. Thoughts of suicide are serious at any age and require prompt and effective intervention. 
  • Help build self-confidence by encouraging kids to make everyday decisions whenever appropriate. PTSD can make a child feel powerless, so parents can help by showing their kids that they have control over certain aspects of their lives. Depending on their children's ages, parents might consider letting them decide things like what's for dinner, what to wear, or select a weekend activity. 
  • Tell them that the traumatic event is not their fault. Encourage kids to talk about their feelings of guilt, but don't let them blame themselves for what happened. 
  • Stay in touch with caregivers. It's important to talk to teachers, babysitters, and other people who care for kids with PTSD. 
  • Do not criticize regressive behavior (returning to a previous level of development). If children want to sleep with the lights on or take a favorite stuffed animal to bed, it's perfectly normal and can help them feel better. 
  • Also, take care of yourself. Helping your child cope with PTSD can be very challenging and may require a lot of patience and support. Time does heal, and getting good support for your family can help everyone get past difficult life events.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

PARENTING 101: Child Depression



Depression in Children often are not diagnosed because it is normal for children to be moody, feel sad and lonely especially in some situations where they feel disappointed, rejected, and unappreciated. The feeling of sadness often lessen and will be totally diminished with time, but when these bad moods interfere with the child's ability to function, lingers for weeks, months, or longer, or they always have angry behavior, that must be the time to seek professional help.

Symptoms:

  • Having bad moods or irritability that persists for a long time
  • The feeling of "being in the dumps"
  • Low Self-esteem
  • The Feeling of Hopelessness and Helplessness
  • Social Withdrawal
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in sleep
  • Lack of energy
  • Inability to enjoy the things that use to bring pleasure
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Aches and Pain that don't respond to treatments
  • FREQUENT THOUGHTS OF DEATH AND SUICIDE
Causes:            

  • Lowered levels of neurotransmitters in the brain
  • Genetics/Hereditary
  • Death of a loved one
  • Separation/Divorce of parents
  • Breakup with girlfriend/boyfriend (teens)
  • Stress (School, Home)
  • Chronic Illness
  • Bullying
  • Disability
SUICIDAL WARNING SIGNS

  • Many depressive symptoms
  • Social Isolation
  • Talks of suicide, hopelessness, helplessness
  • Increased acting out behaviors (sexual, behavioral)
  • Substance abuse
  • Increased crying or reduced emotional expression
  • Focus on morbid/negative themes
  • Giving away possessions
Treatment:
   
     Consult a pediatrician first to rule out any physical illness. If depression is suspected, your pediatrician may refer you to a Psychiatrist, a medical doctor who can diagnose, perform treatment, and prescribe medicines;  or a Psychologist, A health personnel who can diagnose and treat depression but unable to give prescription. It is important to seek medical advice immediately because early detection and diagnosis is important in treating kids with depression. The psychiatrist or psychologist can perform a complete evaluation and start a treatment plan that may include counselling, medicine, or both. The counselor might prescribe some sort of group counselling where the family works with the child in therapy.

THE PARENT'S ROLE

    As a parent, it is our responsibility to ensure that our kids are always happy and comfortable with their lives, but there are things that are beyond our control. It often make us feel guilty and frustrated because our child's depression maybe caused by the things that we do or didn't do. These are the ways that we can help our children cope with depression.

  • Make sure that the child adheres to the medicine and treatments
  • Incorporate physical activity in the daily activities of living to alleviate the symptoms of depression
  • Talk and listen to the child. Let him express what he feels and offer love and support
  • Accept the situation and never tell the child to snap out of it
  • Watch out for suicidal warning signs at all times
Discipline

  • Don't shame or punish the child, it can make the child feel less confident
  • Allow the child to make mistakes. Overprotection can be perceived as lack of faith in the child's abilities
  • Don't expect the child to do exactly as you say all the time
  • Don't force your child down the path you wanted to follow. Avoid trying to relive your youth through your child's activities and experiences.
      My heart goes out to all the kids who suffer depression because of the situations that they shouldn't have experienced at this very young age. Enough of the embarrassing, enough of the bullying, enough of the rejection, these kids deserve to be loved, deserve to be accepted, and deserve to be happy.

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NOTE: The owner of the image here is a kid who suffered from depression because of her disability (she has a clubbed foot). As of now, she's recovering from her depression, she's into continued counselling which helped her a lot, and thanks to her mom, she seek for professional help when she have noticed that her child was feeling depressed. You can check out her blog Unbroken Skyscraper

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ten Most Controversial Rock Songs



Rock music has been a source of controversy and often being associated with negativity, hatred, anger, and rebellion. It is also being connected with the use of drugs, promiscuity, premarital and casual sex, violence, and satanism. A lot of rock music artists were brave enough to compose and perform lyrically loathsome songs without the fear of public judgment. Maybe for the artist or the composer, he was just being carried away by the emotions that he have while writing the song, and musicians have the great talent to twist and put a double meaning in the song's lyrics. I've gathered ten most controversial rock songs that exasperated the parents' and some conservative citizen's wits.

1. Louie, Louie - Kingsmen The song became controversial because of a parent who filed a complaint claiming that the song's lyrics was obscene. It was investigated by the FBI and after two years of investigation, they concluded that the recording couldn't be interpreted because it was "unintelligible at any speed".

2. God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols Released on May 1977, the song was regarded by the public as an assault to Queen Elizabeth II and the monarch. Its title was directly taken from UK's national anthem "God Save The Queen". It was banned by the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority which regulated Independent Local Radio, effectively denying it any media exposure.

3. Dear God - XTC The lyrics are addressed to God which describes the range of human suffering, which the narrator attributes to God. The lyrics strongly imply doubt as to the existence of God, omnibenevolence, and the value of the Bible as God's word. In the UK, when the song was originally released as a single many record shops refused to stock the track, fearing a religious backlash.

4. Cop Killer - Body Count  The lyrics are sung from the point of view of an individual who is outraged by police brutality and decides to take the law into his own hands by killing police officers. Following its release, the song was met with strong opposition, with critics ranging from President Bush to various law enforcement agencies, with strong demand for the song's withdrawal from commercial availability, citing concerns of promoting anti-police sentiment. Conversely, Ice-T defended the lyrical content of the song as did various other proponents who did not believe that the song posed any risk and remained in support of the song continuing to be released and sold.

5. Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne On January 13, 1986, Osbourne was taken to court by the parents of John McCollum, a depressed teenager who shot himself in the head while listening to this song. The court cleared Osbourne in the case.  Osbourne and Daisley used the word "solution" to mean a substance—in this case, an alcoholic beverage—dissolved in a liquid, not in the sense of solving a problem. Osbourne himself has had a lifelong struggle with alcohol addiction, and the song is particularly meaningful to him because it depicts the personal self-destruction he was facing before he sobered up.

6. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones  The lyrical subject matter has often been a point of interest and controversy. Described by rock critic Robert Christgau as "a rocker so compelling that it discourages exegesis", "Brown Sugar"'s popularity indeed often overshadowed its scandalous lyrics, which were essentially a pastiche of a number of taboo subjects, including interracial sex, cunnilingus, slave rape, and less distinctly, sadomasochism, lost virginity, and heroin.

7. Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith  The song is about a girl named Janie who takes revenge on her father after being sexually abused by him; it is one of the few Aerosmith songs to deal with a heavy social issue. Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler says that he came up with the title and melody before he knew what direction he wanted the song to take. It had taken nine months to finish the lyrics; after Tyler read a Newsweek article on gunshot victims, he was able to connect the song with the theme of child abuse/incest. The line "He jacked a little bitty baby" was originally "He raped a little bitty baby," but was changed for commercial purposes.

8. Darling Nikki - Prince Tipper Gore founded the Parents Music Resource Center, which eventually led to the use of "Parental Advisory" stickers and imprints on album covers. Compared with the slick production of the other songs on the album, "Darling Nikki" was deliberately engineered to have a raw, live feel. The song tells the story of a "sex fiend" named Nikki who seduces the singer.

9. Killing in the Name - Rage Against The Machine "Killing in the Name" has been described as "a howling, expletive-driven tirade against the ills of American society." The song repeats six lines of lyrics that focus on racism in security agencies and the uncensored version contains the word "fuck" seventeen times. The song builds in intensity, repeating the line "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me", culminating in Zack de la Rocha screaming "Motherfucker!". The BBC News website refers to it as railing against "the military–industrial complex, justifying killing for the benefit of, as the song puts it, the chosen whites."

10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
It was a song written by John Lennon that was inspired by his son Julian's nursery drawing which he called Lucy in the sky with diamonds, depicting his friend Lucy O'Donell. Shortly after the song's release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title's nouns intentionally spelled LSD. Although Lennon denied this, the BBC banned the song.

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Thursday, August 09, 2012

10 Depressing Rock Songs



All of us will suffer depression at one point or another due to the circumstances that will challenge our strength and ability to cope with it. Depression may be brought by a breakup, bereavement, loss of employment or property, and rejection. It may affect our overall mood, our judgment and perception, our relationship with others, and our well-being. Others recover from depression through the help of counselling and their support system (family, friends, love-one) but others lose and took their lives. I listed 10 depressing rock songs that we can listen to if we're feeling depressed and wanted to have some emotional songs on the background while nursing our broken hearts. NOTE: This is not to aggravate the depression, this is just to showcase the compositions that were a product of depression/depressing situations.

1. How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead
2. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
3. And all that could have been - Nine Inch Nails
4. Fade to Black - Metallica
5. Heroin - Velvet Underground
6. Sober - Tool
7. One Hundred Years - The Cure
8. Decades - Joy Division
9. Lover, you should come over - Jeff Buckley
10. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

10 Best Breakup Rock Songs


Once in our lives we've dealt with the worse breakup we could ever face, the most painful, devastating, and sometimes self- destructing breakup we may endure. Others tend to cope up easily but others succumb to depression and commit suicide. Take it easy folks! with great pain comes great music so if you're nursing your seriously "injured" heart, sit back and cry your heart out with my roundup of 10 best breakup rock songs.

1. Don't Speak - No Doubt
2. Scars - Papa Roach
3. The Last Song - All American Rejects
4. Vermillion Pt. 2 - Slipknot
5. Dont Cry - Guns n' Roses
6. Cute without the E - Taking Back Sunday
7. Song for the Dumped - Benfolds Five
8. Your betrayal - Bullet for my Valentine
9. Giving Up - Silverstein
10. Disintegration - The Cure

Bonus* Yesterday - The Beatles

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Monday, August 06, 2012

10 Rock Stalker Songs



A lot of women are going crazy about the newly released book the Fifty Shades Trilogy written by E.L. James because of the novel's protagonist Christian Grey. I wont elaborate about him because it's for you to find out :) but one of Christian's remarkable or "hot" trait (for others maybe) is his Stalking Tendencies. For me, stalking is kinda appalling, i wouldn't want someone stalking me, following me everywhere i go or finding out in anyway he can what i am doing, that is just so creepy! But ironically, My husband have this stalking tendencies..well, not really a stalker but he just want to know where i am, what i am doing, and what are my plans. Maybe for others that is their way of showing their love for their girlfriends or spouse. Though i don't like it at first, i'm getting used to it, and it made me feel secure and safe.. but hope it won't get "worse" 'cause being stalked all the time is kinda choking, it feels like the world is closing in, suffocating. Here's my round up of rock Stalker Songs.

1. Every Breath You Take - The Police 
2. Walking After You - Foo Fighters
3. I will possess your Heart - Deathcab for cutie
4. Spiderwebs - No Doubt
5. Possession - Sarah Mclachlan
6. #1 Crush - Garbage
7. One Way or Another - Blondie
8. My Obsession - Killswitch Engage
9. You Oughta know - Alanis Morissette
10. I want you (She's so Heavy) - The Beatles


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