'Alien Observer' by Grouper sounds like an autism anthem to me. Amazing!
'Whitewash' by Buckethead. Very well named song about the pain of losing his mother. There's a live version of it on YouTube just under the title BUCKETHEAD that really does feel like it washes my mind clean with light.
There's a young Australian/Irish aspie called Rohan who puts his songs on YouTube. His song 'Times Like These' is a pretty good aspie anthem I can relate to.
Joined: Apr 05, 2012 Posts: 957 Location: My own head
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:56 am Post subject:
If I'm listening to any of these songs on repeat non-stop, there's a good chance that I'm having a rough day...
Move Along - All American Rejects
Kids, Future Reflections - MGMT
Young Blood - The Naked and the Famous
Survival - Way Out West
Fireflies, On the Wing, West Coast Friendship, Dreams Don't Turn to Dust - Owl City
This song justifies the fact that I'm at peace with my AS and that curbies can't bring me down, because I won't let them.
That song has helped me too.
Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)
Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House)
Looking For You (Sniff 'n' The Tears)
Mouth Full Of sh** (Chumbawamba)
This Town Ain't Big Enough Fot The Both Of Us (Ron Mael)
Thanks But No Thanks (Ron Mael)
Working Class Hero (John Lennon)
Sub CIty (Tracy Chapman)
Mountains of Things (Tracy Chapman)
Born In A Prison (Yoko Ono)
Joined: Oct 26, 2011 Posts: 1377 Location: In the Workshop, with the Toolbox
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:39 am Post subject:
Now that I've found out how to embed a video in one of these posts, I might as well put up one that has that Amy Ray song I originally mentioned. The video is from 2008. You have to sit through a bit of interviewing first to hear the song, but I really like this version. The song starts at about 2:50. You can hear the words pretty well, and the atmosphere is easy to deal with. I think "She's Got to Be" really captures the contradictions and uneasiness I sometimes feel about this process I'm currently going through, as well as my making peace with the whole thing as I go along. I also tend to believe she and I have a similar concept of our own gender, so it's nice that this song can address both issues for me.
The interview is also a nice one.
_________________ The world is a classroom for a mind without walls.
There are a ton of other bands I like, but these three are the ones I feel have put most meaning into their songs. _________________ About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or
just walking dully along...