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Depression and music

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This may seem a rather personal thing to post amongst people who I don't even know, however I would like to know peoples thoughts on this....

At the risk of sounding like I am romanticising, so much of the old material that have wrote , and that I have been happiest with has been born from a certain melancholy. Its been a release when I have been truly 'down'. I don't mean 'sad'...hopefully people can relate to what I mean.  Lately nothing has been inspiring me when I have been writing and its beginning to really worry me...throughout my life its always been a refuge, something that has been a support that keeps me sane....anyone else been through this? Im not hearing emotion when I write! 

Edited by ShatnersBassoon

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Hmm. Well, we all have our methods of connecting to and processing our emotions, and music is an excellent conduit or language to rationalise them. Equally, other's music and the ideas contained within them are an easy way for us to say, "yes! that's me!". Back when Strapping Young Lad were touring, their gigs were always a special time for us UK fans to let out our inner weirdo, going to metal gigs in dressing gowns, plastering porn on on the monitors and all that fun stuff. Melancholy is not a negative thing, at least in my mind anyway. I lost my musical creativity back in the early 2000s. It's fine, and I'm happy with the other avenues that I create within. Is this what you're experiencing, or am I projecting?

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