Words.

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM By: pinkwind


Not to put too fine a point on it, i am definitely not what you might call a typical Korn fan, old enough to be a lot of folks mum, and some their granny! That said i have had a lifetime to indulge in some of the finest, and crappiest, music and performances from a really eclectic range. And, as i found with my own kids, (in their late 30s now), some music and musicians span ages, and some i followed, and knew in a few instances, still hold sway in new forms of music all these decades on. From what i have learned of JD especially, there are musical influences from decades past in some of Korn's music, let alone the personal ones. And i can hear some of them in odd tracks here and there. It gratifies me that good sounds from whatever source or era can worm their way into the music produced today. More refreshing still is the acknowledgement of those influences by the musicians themselves.

So, now you know i am an old girl, but that does not make me less a living, feeling human being, one who has had one hell of a life, parts both uplifting and fun, with some almost destroying, some events that have happened on the way were not meant to have been survivable, all make me who i am now. So why am i here? Because i have had a yen for metal in all forms for a long time, interspersed with other musical forms, and when you get some of the best in ages carrying along some of the most understandable lyrics, what's not to like? As i have discovered, JD's lyrics have hit the spot with so many, and it has been a privilege to have travelled through all of Korn's music and seen how life's events have shaped those words and the passion behind them, how the journey has effected both him but others going through similar situations. All i can hope is that, one way or another, those words never dry up, because life goes on and good and bad keep happening no matter what age you achieve, or what path life takes.

Blathering on, yes, i know, but i just wanted to say thanks to JD for one song in particular, Lullaby for a Sadist. Some will have listened to it and enjoyed it for the melodic qualities within, and some of us will have understood more deeply what those words meant. For me, the coldness grips the heart, the mind, the body too, the deeper it's felt, the more divine it feels, and whatever follows is so devastatingly amazing because of it. i never want to lose that incredible sensation. To have someone put into few words, but with understanding, how some of us feel when we play, it's wonderful! Thank you so much, JD, it's gratifying to find others who understand and aren't backward in coming forward, if that makes sense?

I hope what i have written interests someone or other, if it pisses folk off i will stop and move on, but personally it feels right that i can just let my thoughts out about something that means a lot to me, even if it might be a bit weird that i am sooo old!!!! Long may we enjoy Korn, and remember, your ears still work when you are in your dotage!!!

Ta ta!

  1. pinkwind avatar

    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:43 PM, pinkwind said:

    I am beginning to find that i have a favourite song for so many different times, different moods. Pity i can't write the stuff that boils in my brain as well as JD, but i might get somewhere near some day.

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    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM, pinkwind said:

    Yea godz! A world of clones, drones and dead heads, what a terrible thought! Some French bloke once said "Vive la difference", and i have to agree with him!

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    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM, pinkwind said:

    Funny you should say that, i have written some bits and pieces down, not much, but for the catharsis rather than anything else.

    Funny how someone else's words can touch a nerve and resonate. Sometimes it helps just knowing other folk experience similar things, that we are not islands in a lonely sea. Helps some how.

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    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM, Josie said:

    Welcome aboard! Lullaby is also my favorite song from TPS. Along with The Game Is Over.

  5. ALongWayDown avatar

    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 5:43 AM, ALongWayDown said:

    Very well put!

    Age should never be an issue here. Personally, I like that there are people of different age groups on this site. If everyone were the same age, race, social class or whatever, we'd have a pretty boring community.

    Take care. :)

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    On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:15 AM, braystephanie25 said:

    hun, dont worry what others think, these are your thoughts and feelings and if no one likes what you had to say then they can take a flying kite out to the street. you wrote a very well comment.
    now, i think you should write a book about your life, the ups and downs and everything. sounds like you had a roller coaster life and those always makes great books!

    and yes their songs are very to the point on so many different situations. i just started a couple, or however many, months ago. ive liked songs like freak on a leash for years since thats how i have felt for most of my life...hell, still do maybe, and just fell in love with the songs' lyrics and pretty much everything lol. but i am me and you are you and thats all that matters.
    have a good day

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