April 1st, 2015

Songs and lyrics

Do you mostly like songs for the music or lyrics? Are there just some songs that you think the lyrics are terrible but still love the song because it sounds beautiful? Other way around? Do you feel like you have to relate to the lyrics to really get into a song?

Brought to you by listening to the new 3 Days Grace CD and the first song's lyrics are so terribly bland but it sounds so good. I've also had this issue with Lorde, where her songs sound good but she says things like "it don't run in our blood" and it just makes me D=. I really like intricate lyrics, but the music and voice matter too.

DK/DC: What are some of your favorite songs and why?

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Do you believe that free access to healthcare is a 'right' and that anyone is entitled to it whether they work or not? ( I am specifically referring to able bodied people who are not disabled mentally physically or otherwise)
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Getting random things given to you

Do you ever have random items given to you? Are you okay with that? Do you give people things you don't want? (as opposed to need) Why would you think anyone else would want it if you didn't?

Someone gave me a casserole in a bag, frozen. I thought it was alright until I thawed it out and read the directions. It doesn't have any, just to heat to an internal temperature of 165F, and that it was "guidelines only" I have dumped it into 2 baking dishes and I'm baking it just in case. I imagine I could microwave it but I don't want to poison myself. I wonder if it's meant for a restaurant.

ETA: The casserole is delicious, so that worked out well. However I have gone to the thrift store many times to donate unwanted items that I was given randomly.

I just get annoyed when it's clearly stuff that no one wants, like CDs of bands I've never heard of, or a CRT monitor (I brought that to the thrift store and a staff member told me they don't accept them because it costs them money to dispose of them).

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the American dream

I'm renting a little apartment in a neighborhood I like (short term lease). One of my co-workers owns a house nearby and keeps encouraging me to also buy a house in the neighborhood, because it's a great place to live. I told him I don't want a house, I want a condo. I detest yard work and snow removal, I said (this is only part of it, I just hate how much time one must devote every day to house maintenance; it brings me zero joy). He said, "That's dumb--with what you save not paying condo fees, you can pay someone to do the lawn and shovel the snow." But he's actually just reflecting local bias; it's not normal to own a condo here, it's normal to rent until you can buy a house. I suspect much of the US is the same, but for a few large cities where people commonly live in multi-unit housing all their lives.

Why is owning a house, specifically, the ultimate thing to which every American must aspire?