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Music Therapy, Cowboy Joe?
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Ole Cuss    Posted 09-07-2001 at 14:20:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

Howdy, Cowboy Joe. Just wondering whether you ever employ music therapy in your anger management strategies? Sometimes, just a bit of beautiful singing from the likes of Iris DeMent or Hazel Dickens is so soothing when I feel like one frayed nerve hanging in the wind. A little music sure calms livestock -- it's where a lot of traditional, genuine in-the-saddle cowboy music came from (I'm sure you know already). Also, I can't help but wonder, to digress to your earlier post about so many angry people nowadays, whether the head-banging, bass-beat-a-mundo, mucho volume noise pollution that reverberates from the majority of car stereos nowadays doesn't have some effect at keeping the drivers feeling jazzed up, on edge, and just plain nasty: when I am at a stop light next to a car loudly playing that crap that's not even as musical as a cow p*ssing on a flat rock, that's how it makes me feel!

Dreamweaver    Posted 09-09-2001 at 08:12:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I believe that if they would pipe in George Strait's stuff into Womens Prisons, there would be no need for matrons or armed guards, these hard core women would turn into blobs of jello....

Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-09-2001 at 09:10:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Spence    Posted 09-09-2001 at 06:47:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just play Hank Williams to the cattle and
chickens. They love it ( could be just me, but who cares).

Got a kick from a newspaper ad the other day,
a band leader is looking for a "drummer" for his
country band. Hee,Hee! Another indicator that country has gone to the other side.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-09-2001 at 09:11:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Of course, I'de rather play Bob Wills. George Starit? you've got to be kidding.

Dreamweaver    Posted 09-09-2001 at 09:27:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spence! Oh Lord man, you're making me have angina! My ears are bleeding! Besides, Bob Wills is on of George's idols!!!!!!!!

Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-07-2001 at 21:03:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole Cuss - Yes, you have the right idea, but the wrong groups. Most of my group members are African-Americans and Latinos from the heart of Brooklyn and The Bronx. Obviously they do not like that kind of music. Now if I played Rap or Soul music that would be different. Actually, my groups don't feature music. There's always something interesting to say. The music would be a distraction.

Spence    Posted 09-09-2001 at 09:23:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
The wife and I used to like the summer Carib
festivals that the islands would hold here.
Used to have nice calypso music like "Hot,Hot,Hot". Then one summer we went and the style turned out to be something called Soca.

Found everyone just jumping up and down in one place like Swaeely warriors. Needless to say that was the last time we went.

Of the foreign music I like Brazilian beat.
Lambada and anything else that sounds good from there. The music is sensual from Brazil, hard to describe.

Dreamweaver    Posted 09-09-2001 at 08:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe, how about just playing some soothing background music, like ocean waves or rain. They always helps me go to sleep. Oh wait, then they wouldn't be listening, they'd be snoring! SCRATCH THIS IDEA.......hahahahaha

Joe Cowboy    Posted 09-09-2001 at 09:15:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW - Actually, I've made suggestions to my individual clients who have insomnia to listen to environmental tapes; an excellent way to relax when trying to turn off the stressors of modern day life. Of course, when listening to Ragtime Cowboy Joe, I still get goose bumps and have to stand up and sing along.

Les...musical    Posted 09-08-2001 at 08:11:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey you guys. I bet you'd like Mac McHale & the Old Time Radio Gang. Guy that plays mandolin and/or bass with him is a friend of mine.
Music is the best therapy ever invented by God and man.

Ole Cuss    Posted 09-08-2001 at 06:41:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yes, in dealing with a cultural mix whose musical roots tend toward a hot-blooded style and an aggressive beat, any effort to calm them with Chopin, Mantovani, or Lefty Frizzell would be a wasted effort. It would probably make a good sketch for Saturday Night Live, though.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-08-2001 at 09:21:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ole Cuss - You're right about that.

D.l.white    Posted 09-07-2001 at 16:49:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kudos to the music therapy!!!Now that you mention it I kind'a like the sound of a good, long flat rock p*ssing session!! But, as I do not have a cow at this time, I guess the old record player will have to due. Hyself,... on the weekends the record player goes on the back deck and a carton of vynal soon followes. Waylen, Willie, Tom T.,Web, Hank Thompson, Loretta, and all the rest come to help me crack the top and burn a hot dog or two. Tell you what,!!! It's a very good way to keep grounded.

Joe Cowboy    Posted 09-07-2001 at 21:05:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good post. Of all the singers you mentioned, I like Hank Thompson & his Brazos Valley Boys. They play great western swing.

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